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~*Sushant's Bollywood Journey*~ #14 (Page 143)

Sahana- Goldie

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Posted: 06 September 2013 at 8:38am | IP Logged
Mixed Review..
But Sushant was damn good as Raghu..

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Manish dubey gave sdr 4 stars
He said sushant kai poche moment is there in sdr too and he said it is one of my fav movie of this year and i will goive 4 stars easily to this kind of a movie
And on d other hand he give anda tamatar to zanjeer and said only pinky item no. Was there to watch nothing else

I like this guy yaar he is sooo genuine dil khol kar tarif karta hai jo tarif k kaabil hota hai
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Sushant Singh Rajput is the find of the year already.

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Film review: Shuddh Desi Romance

Although watchable, the film squanders away the potential to be the definitive film about the current generation

Most Jaideep Sahni scripts have certain trademark flourishes - the plot is almost always seeped into reality, there's richness of thought and, more importantly, there's a clearly defined milieu. Shuddh Desi Romance is no different. Sahni chooses to set his story about fairly progressive young individuals in Jaipur, not exactly a small town but far removed from the glitz and glamour of a metro, and weaves in the city's essence in his characters, their motivations and the plot itself. In one of his earlier scripts, Bunty Aur Babli, small-town youngsters look at the big city as their escape to freedom; in Shuddh Desi Romance, the independence lies within.

Alas, in spite of a great plot and a rollicking first half, Sahni and director Maneesh Sharma struggle to dot the i's and cross the t's, fumbling in the most crucial moments. It's almost heartbreaking, watching all that potential being squandered away, with unwanted complexities and a rushed resolution taking away some of the bite. Shuddh Desi Romance could have been the definitive film about the current generation, a sort of new-age Chashme Buddoor, but ends up only as a partly enjoyable rom-com.

There is quite a bit to cheer about, though. As Gayatri, Parineeti Chopra delivers a finely-nuanced performance, balancing her character's vulnerability and self-assuredness with flair. She's immensely lovable and attractive and, to quote a clich, steals the show every time she's on screen. Her scenes with Sushant Singh Rajput, who plays Raghuram Sitaram, are warm and fresh, and their camaraderie endearing. A lot of what makes them tick seems to have been captured on paper itself, like how Gayatri's dominance complements Raghu's lack of clarity on most things in life. While she wears the pants in the relationship, Raghu's the bumbling fool, one without any redemption, and Rajput never slips out of character. Raghu's uncool and is fully aware of it, and the actor ensures that comes across nicely.

After he runs away on the night of his wedding to Tara (Vani Kapoor), Raghu pursues Gayatri, a girl he met and kissed the night before his scheduled wedding. Gayatri finds it hard to surrender to a guy who left a girl at the metaphorical altar, but gives in to her attraction towards him. From then on, it's a constant conflict for the duo - their willingness to want to be with each other is always battling with their insecurities about the other one walking out. It's an interesting premise, and one that is very real and relatable.

However, it's the third wheel that acts as the deterrent, with Tara proving to be a rather unwanted complication in their partly shuddh, largely desi romance. Her character is poorly etched, her motivations are unconvincing, and the actor is the least efficient of the three main leads. If Sahni and Sharma had figured out a way to keep the focus on Raghu and Tara and yet put across the point the film eventually makes, Shuddh Desi Romance could have been a better, tighter film.

As a director, Sharma does well with the details, especially when it comes to outlining Raghu's relationship with both girls. However, while Sharma shows flamboyance with set-piece songs ("Gulabi", "Tere Mere Beech Main") and extracts good performances from a young cast, he fails to round things up neatly, and never quite goes all the way. Abid TP's production design and Sachin-Jigar's score complement the story well. Rishi Kapoor is, as always, an absolute delight.

Shuddh Desi Romance is most certainly a watchable film. Yet, it's also an opportunity lost at being the rare shuddh, desi film, one that could set the tone for the future filmmakers to follow. You'll have to make do with the romance, then. 

By Aniruddha Guha on August 30 2013 8.53am

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i have noticed this all young critics are giving good reviews to the movie... even some very strict critics gave very good reviews 
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Posted: 06 September 2013 at 8:48am | IP Logged

Looks like Rish Kapoor is another actor who has done a fantastic job in the film ...what praises his work is getting in every review .I am happy for him.In a film with all youngsters , he has managed to hold his own ..

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Shuddh Desi Romance packs a brilliant concept of modern day relationships in a garbled and repetitive packaging. Quite disappointing. 
Mansha Rastogi    Fri, 06 Sep 2013 
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Boy meets girl, physical attraction supersedes love, they start living in, test their compatibility emotionally as well as physically and be damned the rituals of marriage!
Yes, that's the new age romance projected in the film Shuddh Desi Romance coming from the stable that believed in all the romantic cliches possible for the longest time. Times are changing, the youth today considers marriage just a societal norm confounding the idea of love and confining two people into a prison of societal legalities. The present generation is all about exploring, not just themselves but even their partners till they turn cent per cent sure about them
Who would've thought that the man who reveled in the ideology of marriages in Band Baaja Baaraat would present such a modern take of the present small town romance? But Maneesh Sharma surprises you by showing some of the most vulnerable realities of the current general.
Stuck in a stuffy rustic bus that's going to the marriage venue Raghu Ram Sitaram (Sushant Singh Rajput) is suffering from pre-marital jitters just while developing a new attraction towards his fake sister Gayatri (Parineeti Chopra) among the fake baraatis. Just while discussing his problem he ends up kissing her. But unlike the coy women of the yore she doesn't make a hue and cry about it and asks him to consider it his problem and forget about it. But Raghu doesn't and instead runs away from his marriage venue leaving his would be bride Tara (Vaani Kapoor) stranded. 
He then chances upon a meeting with Gayatri again, attraction gives in to liking and the two start living in, as a logical (rather societal) next step they decide to marry but uncertain of a guy who runs away from his own marriage, Gayatri dumps him on the marriage night and runs away too. That's when comes the re-entry of Tara and in inexplicable circumstances the two hit it off. Things are going fine till Raghu finds himself in a love triangle when Gayatri decides to make a U-Turn.
The idea of presenting the insecurities of the young hearts is absolutely brilliant. However, it's the execution of it all that takes a hit bringing the film down. The movie, although breezy in the first half, slumps never to rise again in the second. Moreover, it's the repetitive nature of the storyline in the second that leaves you extremely disappointed.
Sushant Singh is a nothing but Ranveer Singh of Band Baaja Baaraat. One wonders what the guideline must've been by the director to Sushant, ape Ranveer? For the actor who despite tremendous potential and looks that can leave women weak on their knees gets mired by a repetitive performance.
Parineeti Chopra too should stop taking up roles that appear exactly like her debut film. There's no novelty in her role this time around as well. Debutant actress Vaani Kapoor doesn't impress either. One only finds her smiling in every scene irrespective whether it demands her to or not.
To sum it up, Shuddh Desi Romance packs a brilliant concept of modern day relationships in a garbled and repetitive packaging. Quite disappointing. 
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Edited by Sushant_Salman_ - 06 September 2013 at 9:27am

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