Name: Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan
Release Date: February 21, 2020
Director: Hitesh Kewalya
Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Jitendra Kumar, Gajraj Rao, Neena Gupta, Maanvi Gagroo
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About the story:
Hitesh Kewalya’s Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is a romantic family comedy depicting the broader aspect of homosexuality through an ethereal love story. Kartik and Aman immensely love one another. However, their relationship faces the wrath of society due to the social stigma attached to it.
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While Kartik Singh (Ayushmann Khurrana) is an orphan, Aman Tripathi (Jitendra Kumar) belongs to an educated father. However, the primitive social stigma prevents Aman’s father, Shankar Tripathi (Gajraj Rao), from accepting his son’s sexuality. Hence, Kartik and Aman make numerous attempts to validate their relationship in front of the latter’s family. Similarly, Mr. Tripathi goes on with frivolous attempts in separating the lovebirds. This starts from performing the last rites of his living son to renaming him in order to purify his ‘sins’. Will love emerge victorious having family by its side? Watch the movie to know.
Ayushmann Khurrana continues to enchant fans with his portrayal of Kartik. Similarly, Jitendra (Jeetu Bhaiya of Kota Factory fame) delivers an impactful performance. Besides, the ensemble cast like Maanvi Gagroo, Sunita Rajwar, Manu Rishi Chaddha, are sublime to watch on-screen. They steal the show giving bonus points to the film.
The dialogues were decent but the punchlines were astounding. The story might have gotten weak in certain instances but the comic elements take the center stage and overshadow the loopholes. The movie is ought to sell because of its strong message. Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan normalizes homosexuality like it should be. The chemistry between the leads is pure and wholesome. The movie is a decent pick for cinema lovers to rush to the theatres this weekend.
What works: Concept and its execution, performances of supporting actors
What doesn’t work: Dramatic and overdone instances
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