Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (2017)

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan directed by R. S. Prasanna is a remake of his own Tamil comedy film Kalyana Samayal Saadham (2013). After impactful performances and chemistry in Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015), Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar are again sharing the screen together with a simply awesome fresh story.

The film starts with Sugandha (Bhumi Pednekar) and Mudit (Ayushmann Khurrana) brought together by love-cum-arranged-cum-love-cum-arranged fashion are getting engaged, with never seen before introduction scene comparing things which happened/happening with the old school Bollywood movie moments. And that’s where it drops the hint that what is the tone of the movie and how much light-hearted and fun it’s gonna be. After engagement their wedding preparations are booming. On an occasion where both are alone at Sugandha’s house, the two get intimate but they face an unforeseen hardship and things don’t go as planned. And it’s the same point where Sugandha learns about Mudit’s “Gents Problem” and the real drama starts.

In the movie, this problem is always described grossly as the “Gents Problem”, which is actually an erectile dysfunction which we learn from very much clean and tasteful gestures at different moments, and the way they discussed it is really great. Now at one side, Mudit is trying to fix his problem; while on the other side Sugandha seems really firm and emerges as the strong and surprising character who rather running from it, faces it alongside Mudit. Even after having the unusual premise and the conversation which nobody would like to have easily, makers have approached this particular topic in a very cute and funny way.

Along with leads, the supporting cast has really done a great job who sprinkled the spices of comedy at very good timings and made it a laughter riot from the start to the end. The screenplay and dialogues only written by Hitesh Kewalya are fantastic which serves as the combination of loud entertainment, sensible comedy, and subtle romance. The analogy, given from the Arabian Nights is just to the point. The film’s best scene which smoothly transforms from comic to heartfelt, where while on picnic Sugandha reveals her frustration and desperation from her deeper inside to fix their falling apart relationship is just applauding. There are some moments where we feel the genuine warmth and script gives enough room to explore love, commitment, and adjustment in the relationship.

The one and only drawback of the movie is the climax, which is not up to the mark. Absolutely rest of the movie remains in the memory, with audiences reciting the fun moments and dialogues.

Verdict : Undoubtedly the most enjoyable movie of the year till date. Definitely worth your time.

Rating : 4/5

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