REVIEW: Love tales are love tales in any case. Principally, boy-meets-girl, some romance, mush-gush, battle, make-up or breakup, and finish of the story. Effectively right here, boy does meet lady, too, however she has a previous (not the cliché affair, marriage, youngster out of wedlock or prison historical past), that turns into arduous for Manu, with all his machismo, to bear. With out making a gift of a lot (Story Thought credited to Simran Sahni), let’s say that Maanvi has courageously battled all odds, and ‘reworked’ into a brand new particular person, somebody she has at all times pined to be. Whereas she feels liberated and is happy with her new identification, and one which’s true to her actual self, will society and her household embrace her selection and settle for her for what they name, ‘not regular’ of their very regular world.
Director, Abhishek Kapoor, doesn’t beat across the bush and will get to the purpose immediately and shortly. After introducing Manu, his associates and his household, he lets us into Maanvi’s world, slowly and subtly revealing her previous. Whereas making ready us for Maanvi’s revelations, he’s additionally readying us for Manu’s preliminary disbelief, shock and horror at discovering extra in regards to the lady he’s so intensely in love with. And when the second arrives, he handles it finely, with out an excessive amount of dramatisation or theatrics – in efficiency or dialogues.
Whereas Abhishek maintains light-hearted humour in most conditions, he handles the hard-hitting actuality of the topic with sensitivity and maturity. He lays all of it out – folks’s crude and outrageous response on studying the reality in regards to the topic, our common lack of awareness and data on a matter that must be addressed, and the best way our society is sharply divided on the idea of being ‘inclusive’, and giving each particular person the freedom to be who they’re and what they need to be. Abhishek does it with tact and weaves in humorous punches – smooth and delicate, nothing too heavy-weight. Credit score additionally goes to Supratik Sen and Tushar Paranjape for his or her sincere and relatable screenplay and dialogues, which is obvious in a number of scenes. Be it the Munjal household pushing Manu’s to get married, his widower father (Girish Dhamija) ready to marry his Muslim girlfriend, Maanvi’s father (Kanwaljit Singh) being supportive of her selections though her mom strongly disapproves, or Manu’s over-the-top sisters meddling in all of Manu’s issues—there’s by no means a uninteresting second, nearly all scenes as tight as Manu’s six-pack and bulging biceps.
The performances listed below are ‘tip-top’! Ayushmann Khurrana will get into the pores and skin of the character (actually!). Be careful for his superphysical makeover. He portrays Manu completely, and nicely, that proven fact that he’s in actuality a Chandigarh boy, will need to have certainly helped crack it. He appears, walks and talks the half.
Vaani Kapoor sinks her enamel into her character from the phrase go and provides a no-holds-barred efficiency. Vaani and Ayushmann not solely look nice collectively, but additionally share fiery chemistry onscreen.
Goutam Sharma, Gourav Sharma (as Manu’s twin associates) are hilarious, Aanjjan Srivastav (Manu’s grandfather), Kanwaljit Singh, Tanya Abrol and Girish Dhamija play the supporting components very nicely.
Bindiya Chhabria’s manufacturing design is vibrant and cinematographer Manoj Lobo has fantastically shot this offbeat love story. Chandan Arora’s enhancing is crisp. Sachin-Jigar’s soundtrack with lyrics by Priya Saraiya, Vayu and IP Singh take the narrative ahead. Although the Holi track initially appears to seem immediately, it serves as an apt set off to maneuver Manu and Maanvi’s romance in high gear.
In a put up Covid period, the place we’re grappling with what’s the brand new regular each day of our lives, it’s time we dig deep and query what’s ‘regular’ actually. Have we self-created norms and normalcy, to feed the wants of few on this planet who’re trapped on this false sense of what’s regular? Isn’t it time to shake issues up a bit, transfer out of the consolation zone and break the shackles of stereotypes? Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui does that, whereas nonetheless leaving you comfortably entertained.