What an amazing film and what great entertainment. The interval comes so fast that you don’t even know that you have spent more than an hour in the theater.
First of all I have praises for Kalbhusan Kharbanda and Navneet Nishan, Dolly Ahluwalia and Mukesh Vohra who acted so well that it was amazing. Kalbushan Kharbanda will make you laugh in the film with his cleaver dialogue delivery. A lot can be learnt from him on how a pro acts. Normally you see the comedy characters doing comedy, but here everyone is outmatching the other in their routine lives. I wish there were more scenes of the family.
Secondly and surprisingly Surveen has done a great job in the film. She is the bonding thread throughout the film and she played her part really well. Her expressions and timing were just great and always at the perfect need. It’s quite safe to say that she did the best act in the movie. Despite the fact that her character had a very little dimension to it, she still gets noticed and gives Diljit and Amrinder something to work upon. I also enjoyed her Punjabi which was very pure. More than anything, her costumes were plain brilliant.
But sadly, the same can’t be said about Neetu’s dresses. They were really terrible. She looks great in close ups though and acts very well, but if she were to lose some weight, it will do her much good in future. She has pure punjaban mutiyar looks but in this film she comes out as a bit plump. She has sensational looks and with a little control, she can be stealing everyone’s hearts.
Diljit is the sure shot winner in the movie as I have never seen such a spontaneous actor in my life; however the shades of his characters are starting to resemble a lot. I would love to see him do different shades and in different roles because his character in Saadi Love Story was almost identical to that of Jatt & Juliet. But you still don’t get bored of it as he still makes you laugh with his clever jokes.
Amrinder Gill has given his best performance till date. The best scenes of the movie are the ones where you see both Diljit and Amrinder clash with each other. They are like born friends and enemies to say the least. Amrinder is quite impressive in his emotional scenes where he delivers his sincere dialogues quite well.
There is suspense in the movie and I will not spoil it for anyone. If you know the ending, then all the surprise of the film is lost. I beg you, please do not tell the climax to anyone as that’s the whole charm of the film. But I will tell you this, there are three surprises in the movie which will simply make you smile in your seats.
I loved the narrative of the film. I guess it’s one of Dheeraj Rattan’s trademark now to set a non-linear screenplay where the film goes back and forth. But this was even beyond that. I have rarely seen such a narrative and the graphic touch given to the whole Love Story book is another plus. However a lot of effort was given to explain what has happened so far in the film which I guess they did, so that the audience doesn’t get confused. But I say this to Dheeraj Rattan, you didn’t need to do that. The screenplay is so tight and it’s shown in such a way that the whole story is clear to everyone at every point in the film. Still, it’s a nice touch.
The plot of the film is amazing and it left me forever guessing. In the beginning I thought the film is going towards while you were sleeping and than I thought it’s going towards Har Dil Jo Pyar karega, but the film took completely different direction and man what a surprise !! But I must say that some of the things are quite unsettling in the plot and can be pointed out as loopholes, but Diljit and Amrinder take the film by so much storm that you don’t really notice them. I can write about them here, but that will disclose the story to everyone. I will just say that while there is a huge tragedy going at home, no one in the family is really worried about it, instead Surveen celebrates her birthday in a queenly way and everyone dances around it, while… well.. kind of kinky…
Direction wise it’s a good movie. Some of the shots were really genius especially the scene where Surveen Chawla enacts as Bau ji, her mother and Bhua all in one while sitting on the bench. What a clever device of narrating the story. Immaculate. No complaints but the camera shakes too much in some scenes. I was sitting in the front row and I got motion sickness in the scene where Amrinder follows Neetu on the road.
All in all, this film is another benchmark in Punjabi Movie industry. It’s a hit and maybe beyond that. Dheeraj Rattan has brought another dimension to his act as a director and he is successful in a great way. Watch out Bollywood.. we’ve got Dheeraj Rattan…what have you got? (5965)