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Film Review | Shuddh Desi Romance

A dopey B-town love story. Its best thing is the kitschy art direction
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Parineeti Chopra and Sushant Singh Rajput in a scene from Shudh Desi Romance'
Parineeti Chopra and Sushant Singh Rajput in a scene from Shudh Desi Romance'
Updated: Fri, Sep 06 2013. 05 54 PM IST
Director Maneesh Sharma is in safe territory directing a well-meaning comedy on (north Indian) marriage. His first film, the successful and competent Band Baaja Baaraat (2010) was a middle-class romance between two wedding planners. Weddings move this story forward too"adding extra bursts of colour to over-populated sets. The milieus of both the films, although in different settings, Delhi and Jaipur, are similar"aspirational, partly hypocritical and partly liberated, and aggressive in an earthy way.
In this film, Sharma falters from the moment the love story abruptly begins inside a bus. Jaideep Sahni's screenplay is ardently committed to the blandness of his characters. The principal cast, Raghu Ram Sitaram (Sushant Singh Rajput), Gayatri (Parineeti Chopra) and Tara (debutant Vaani Kapoor), have no distinguishing feature. The man's name pretty much defines him"outdated, purposeless and muddled. Astonishingly, the two women, seemingly liberated from small-town trappings, make Raghu the pivot around which their lives rotate. No sparks emanate from the romantic rumblings of this trio"think passionate romance between canned pickles and oversized tofu. The characters have some long pieces to the camera (remember the first and last time it worked in When Harry Met Sally...)?, explaining themselves.
Raghu is a tourist guide who dupes unsuspecting Caucasian men into buying bandhani dupattas for a fortune. He has one pitch that works every time. He is also employed by a local wedding planner (Rishi Kapoor). Gayatri, also his employee, and Raghu and Gayatri meet during Raghu's journey to his own wedding. His to-be bride Tara, Gayatri and Raghu form the triangle, the most dispiriting thing about which is the charmless man.
The live-in love affair between Raghu and Gayatri, a topic of conversation in the Jaipur neighbourhood they live in, has some darling moments, but those are like stuttering attempts at kindling a tepid narrative.
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Rishi Kapoor (left) and Rajput in a scene from the movie
Rajput adopts a woebegone manner, with laboured dialogue delivery and the same grimace for every situation he is in. Until the last scene, Raghu does not know what matters to him. Vaani Kapoor is stilted and contrived. Chopra shows some mettle as a woman whose spunky exterior hides emotions. Romantic comedies sometimes compensate for the lack of spirit in the central lovebirds with wacky secondary characters. Rishi Kapoor's cute and gung-ho father-figure, bullish about propagating the goods of marriage so his business won't close, is a bright spark, but even he is a hotchpotch of clichs.
The big disappointment of Shuddh Desi Romance is writer Jaideep Sahni. Known for scripts and screenplays that retain efficacy of storytelling with commercially viable Bollywood elements, here is non-committal to making his characters fleshy or believable. The director and actors don't rescue the fragile boat.
Manu Anand's cinematography heightens the kitsch of the setting with some neon touches and warm-hued interiors. The production design has detailed authenticity. The run-down, patchily-coloured small town Rajasthan kitsch is uninventive, but it makes the canvas of the insipid characters seem sprightly.
Shuddh Desi Romance released in theatres on Friday






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^ Anyone seen this movie? Ermm
With whom does Raghu endup in the end of the movie? Embarrassed


do u really wanna know it before seeing the movie?LOL  i saw it fdfsLOL


rasika i want to know. pm main batana plsEmbarrassed



Even I wanna know...Rasika Di,mujhe bhi PM karna please.Embarrassed
Even I wanna know...mujhe bhi pm karnaLOL

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^ Anyone seen this movie? Ermm
With whom does Raghu endup in the end of the movie? Embarrassed


do u really wanna know it before seeing the movie?LOL  i saw it fdfsLOL


rasika i want to know. pm main batana plsEmbarrassed



Even I wanna know...Rasika Di,mujhe bhi PM karna please.Embarrassed
Even I wanna know...mujhe bhi pm karnaLOL
Yes pls. EmbarrassedLOL PM me also na. EmbarrassedCry
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#ShuddhDesiRomance is going from strength to strength. Friday *early trends* seems like 7 cr+. SUPERB!


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Movie review : Shuddh Desi Romance

Submitted by admin on Fri, 2013-09-06 17:21
Runaway Groom, Runaway Bride And A Runaway Romance...

Film: Shuddh Desi Romance
Producer: Aditya Chopra
Director: Maneesh Sharma
Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Parineeti Chopra, Rishi Kapoor and introducing Vaani Kapoor 
Genre: Rom-com
Verdict: ***1/2

By Roshmila Bhattacharya 

Finally a film that dares to lock lips uninhibitedly, questions the tradition of the saat pheras in a land where marriage is sacrosanct and dares to says that when you love someone you keep the door open and not shut it to keep the person in.
 
Plot: Hitch, take a hike!
Raghu Ram Sitaram (Sushant Singh Rajput) is en route to tie the knot with a beautiful stranger, Tara, (Vaani Kapoor) when he locks eyes... and lips... with Gayatri (Parineeti Chopra) who's been hired' to pose as his sister. And ends up taking a loo break... 
He isn't single for long. Convincing Gayatri that the physics, chemistry, biology between them needs to be studied more, he moves in with the girl who during their first meeting had boldly confessed to three affairs and later admits to one abortion. Overcoming the initial bursts of jealousy, insecurity, possessiveness and the fear of being dumped, the two soon settle into compatible domesticity. 
 
Trouble brews in their chai cup when during a Diwali night of drunken revelry he proposes, she accepts, and Goel saab (Rishi Kapoor), the wedding planner they moonlight for, herds the commitment-shy lovers into a mandap. This time it's Gayatri who beats Raghu to the loo.
It's over and out for this runaway bride and groom. Tara wanders back into Raghu's life determined to make him realize how it feels to be ditched at the altar. He is ready to make amends. Then... 
 
Aces: On the write path
Shuddh Desi Romance works largely for its refreshingly different screenplay that mocks at the marriage ritual where everything from the paid-for-baraatis (wedding party) to the feelings of the often compromised bride-and-groom is fake, paying lip-service to society when the lips want someone else. 
 
The lines are snappy, particularly when it's the girls speaking. They are unabashed about their desires, unapologetic about failed romances and unfazed in a scenario that is definitely not stereotyped Bollywood. 
 
Full marks to them, in particular Parineeti Chopra for giving us a heroine who is bold but not brazen, winsome but not wanton. She is definitely one of the finds of the decade. She doesn't act, she reacts, and is unselfconsciously natural whether she is shaving her legs or puffing on a cigarette. 
 
Sushant Singh Rajput moves from macho to mellow. The angry young man of Kai Po Che! is lost and lovelorn here, playing the small-town Romeo with effortless charm. 
 
And then there's Rishi Kapoor who leaves Rauf Lala and the Dawood-like Don behind to play a fatherly figure with tongue-in-cheek humour. 
 
Maneesh Sharma who strayed with Ladies Vs Ricky Behl, is more in control here, playing out an unconventional love story in the Pink City that even today is associated with Sooraj Barjatya's marry-go-rounds, Hum Aapke Hain Koun!, Hum Saath Saath Hain and Vivah! The touristy ambience, the old-meets-new mix and the vibrant colours are eye-catching!
 
Minuses: Pacing problems post interval
After a fun-filled first half, the tempo slows down. Vaani and Sushant try to make up for Parineeti's absence, but when she returns you realize just what you were missing. 
 
There's a slight hangover of Julia Robert's Runaway Bride, and too many kisses may make the fuddy daddies sniff and scowl, but forget them, it's time Hindi cinema grew up! 
 
Last word: It will be interesting to see how India reacts to this desi romance. If it's seen as ashuddh, then, matches will continue to be made in heaven and make lives hell on earth. If it clicks, then we're in the 21st century and young people have a choice instead of leaving their destinies to chance, even in the movies! 
http://starblockbuster.com/movie-review-shuddh-desi-romance 

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Thanks guys fr all d reviews sooo excited r d movie
Going tomorrow 3 pm amd can't wait nw
Btw wht happened to d screening which today

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