Update: More than one person is confused about what was the conclusion of this post. Did I like the movie or not? Do I recommend it or not? :)
The answer is – yes. I did like the movie. It was entertaining on the whole and definitely worth a watch.
A post on a movie after a long time! Well – because this year I have decided to cook less and write more :D
Like good, old days, no full-fledged review, just a few things that come to my mind.
- Watch Anushka Sharma in the movie and you would think that misogyny, honour killing, khap panchayats, noodle arguments and chlid-marriage advocacy are some other-worldly news. Oh yes – The Haryanvi villagers are totally cool with a scantily dressed, hot woman coming out drenched from the village pond with a tattoo on the lower back (visible through her half-baniyan!!) that says “Dekho Magar Pyaar Se” and with other less outrageous than that situations.
- While I could keep that thought away, the movie was entertaining and hard-hitting in-turns.
- Like many have already said, Pankaj Kapoor is the back-bone of the movie apart from the director.
- I know Shabana Azmi is a great actress. But somehow, her mirroring Pankaj Kapoor’s theatrics didn’t work for me.
- ‘s Haryanvi was surprisingly well done. It is his Hindi that still sounds other-worldly. Why the hell is it so artificial and accented?
- Anushka Sharma was limited by the character. It didn’t look like any time was spent in fleshing out that character at all. Sometimes I thought it wasn’t just her father who a split personality disorder, she had it too. But it turned out that it is just a carelessly written character.
- We realized that many in the audience didn’t get the joke (I don’t remember the exact sentence, but it effectively said this) – “Tu left waala le le, Tu Mao se.” Sad!