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Movie Review

Love Marriage

Director: Shaheen Shumon
Stars:  Shakib Khan, Apu Bishwas, Misha Showdagar, Mizu Ahmed.
Runtime: 156 minutes
Strength: Humor, Songs.
Weakness: Costume Design. 
Rating: 3/5

Plot: Nayan, a wealthy businessman's son from Old Dhaka, falls in love with Moni and proves himself worthy of her hand, despite barriers put up by her underworld boss father.

Review: The Shakib Khan and Apu Bishwas duo returns to the screen with another epic romantic-comedy. Nayan (Shakib Khan), determined to choose his own wife rather than have his parents choose for him, is the son of a wealthy businessman from Old Dhaka and proud to uphold the traditions of his forefathers. After constant pursuit, he woos the upscale, well-educated Moni (Apu Bishwas) but the honeymoon phase fades soon enough as Moni's underworld boss father finds out about the relationship. The movie is a solid source of entertainment with Shakib Khan adorned in “traditional” white Punjabi, lungi and his flawless Dhakaiya accent. His talent as an actor shines through, despite the absurdity of some sequences like using a helicopter to travel to Shyamoli from Old Dhaka. Apu Bishwas delivers her part by portraying the exothermic chemistry with her co-star. However, her wardrobe is an area that could have been better planned as she appears in every dance sequence dressed in blue, and the incessant use of the shocking red lipstick was a weak spot as well. The title song by Asif Akbar is one to be enjoyed, as well as the number by Hridoy Khan, but the item dance numbers felt a tad forced upon. The other big names in the film, Misha Showdagar, Mizu Ahmed, Sadek Bacchu all have played their supporting roles effectively, making the movie a ubiquitous hit in the local market. It is a good watch for those looking for a couple of hours of straight up entertainment.

Reviewed by Mohaiminul Islam

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