SHUDDH DESI ROMANCE
Plot: This is a romantic comedy about three characters Raghu (a tourist guide in Jaipur), Gayatri (emancipated soul living life on her own terms) and Tara (who presents a performance that seems to reinvent female confidence). Through these three characters, the film represents a bit of urbanised India that is stuck somewhere between modernity and tradition. The women in Shuddh Desi Romance are refreshingly strong but not strident. And in between is the irresistibly goofy Raghu, who is easily to be worked as the most charming guide. The film contains the labels of love, the steps of marriages and the complications of relationships.
Review: This movie is about a story that actually tells you what goes around nowadays, it won't give a feeling as if you're watching a made up story. It seemed realistic and romantic, a combination most of us love to have and a flow of dialogues arranged in a form that fits in situations accordingly with an effort that brings smiles to your face. One should not watch it being judgemental. It is a go with the flow movie, and so the viewer may able to enjoy the modern reality of normal life. Neither has it given way too much of importance towards the style of living together nor did it point down upon the perception of marriage, a tradition.
Raghu, has been portrayed as the character who is suffering from pre-marital nervousness and found to share about his problems with Gayatri. As a consequence, unintentional emotions take place and Raghu sets himself for running away from the 'Mandap' while he is expected to get married Tara.
Raghu to later on decides to get married and this time it is to Gayatri after they met. Only this moment in time Gayatri develops a cold feet while, Tara is confused about her feelings. What goes around, comes back around is exactly what came into my mind and so I was somehow remained glued to my seat.
Shuddh Desi Romance went down in my rating scale in the second half — it's almost as if, all of a sudden, Manish and Jaideep didn't know how to add spices to their story and characters. Also, I'm sure if the viewer is old school, then the ending may leave them dissatisfied. But that doesn't take away from what has been accomplished here. This film is an absolute dose of entertainment.
Director: Maneesh Sharma
Writers: Jaideep Sahni
Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Parineeti Chopra, Rishi Kapoor
Length: 141 min
Reviewed by Nazia Nazmul