Movie Review - Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

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Director: RS Prasanna
Cast: Bhumi Pednekar, Ayushmann Khurrana, Bijendra Kala, Seema Pahwa, Shubhankar Tripathi and Anshul Chauhan.

In India, when it comes to dealing with problems below the belt, especially among men, people go berserk. It is linked to all sort of absurd things, ranging from “Mardangi” issues to “Kundli” issues but we struggle and strive hard to solve the real problem, which at times has the simplest solution. Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, a Bollywood remake of the Tamil film ‘Kalyana Samayal Saadham’ directed by Rs Prasanna deals with the subject of “gents’ problem” with subtlety, innocence and humor. 

Aayushman Khurrana playing the character of Mudit Sharma, a young simpleton and a perfect marriage material boy faces performance anxiety or erectile dysfunction. Sugandha played by Bhumi Pednekar, is engaged to Mudit and deals with his problem with sweetness and mindfulness. The chemistry between this pair is amazing and we never feel disconnected. 

One of the few things which make Shubh Mangal Saavdhan stand out is the honesty with which all the actors have played their roles. Seema Pahwa, playing the role of Sugandha’s mother aces it with her comic timing and gives us plenty laughable moments, especially the scene where she narrates the story of Alibaba to Sugandha.

The screenplay written by Hitesh Kewalya is tight, there are no unnecessary songs fit in but we could have very well done away with the overdrawn melodrama at the end and also the surprise cameo. The story however by Rs Prasanna is a winner here which brings out a very strong subject in the sweetest possible way.

Performances by Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar need special mention. Ayushmann in the role of Mudit is charming and cute; he has this presence onscreen which is awe-inspiring. Bhumi as Sugandha compliments Mudit perfectly and plays her role with amazing flare and finesse. Their roles in the film are well balanced and well written. 

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan is a treat to watch and leaves a smile on your face. It has some bone-tickling moments while bringing out a very important issue of the society. 

I give it 4 out of 5 shors! Go watch it, films like these deserve audience!

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