Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan Is The Progressive & Entertaining Cinema Which The Indian Family Needs To Watch Together, Ayushmann Khurrana And Jitendra Kumar Will Break All Taboos With Love

Amar Singh Rathore

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Jitendra Kumar, Gajrao Rao, Neena Gupta and Maanvi Gagroo releases today and it turns out it is a complete winner!

Movie : Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan

Cast : Ayushmann Khurrana, Jitendra Kumar, Gajrao Rao, Neena Gupta, Maanvi Gagroo, Manu Rishi and Sunita Rajwar

Rating : 3.5/5

Plot : Kabir and Aman are are two guys living in the capital and love each other to the moon and back. The characters are played wonderfully by Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar respectively. They sell tooth-pastes together and are an A-Team together. While Kabir is completely unfazed by the society who will have a constant judgement on their relationship, Aman is a bit skeptical about his surroundings and hasn’t come out yet to his family. Things take turn when Kabir decides to attend a family wedding where he meets Aman’s parents and the complete family. The Tripathis, ie, Sunaina Tripathi and Shankar Tripathy played by Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao are perfectly cast as the old school parents who have their own standards set for unconventional things which are alien to them. A shocker comes to them when Aman decides to tell them that he loves Kabir madly, deeply and completely. What happens next was downright a complete trail of entertainment brimming with sensitivity, light hearted humor and progressive story-telling.

 


What We Loved : Starting with Ayushmann, the actor who seems to have the midas touch shines like god fire and successfully aces at playing a free-spirited guy who is extremely easy with his sexuality. He is supported perfectly by Jitendra who does complete justice by his acting chops in playing a guy who is conserved about keeping his secrets and has a mental block all thanks to the conditioning bestowed upon him since his birth. They both are actors who seem like missing puzzle pieces combining to provide a lot of endearing authenticity to the characters away from the judgement. The earthy dialogues and quirky story-telling works great to set the light mood of the film intact from start to end. All the Tripathis right from the talent-heaps Gajraj and Neena who seem to started magically right after from where they left in their last movie together. Not to forget, Maanvi shines in her character who wants to get married soon, wants love in her life and is passive-aggressive in nature. The film’s screen time is an easy breezy 120 minutes which adds to the experience of watching a good-aced entertainer.

Whether it be Khurrana wearing a LGBT flag around him or be it the lip-lock towards the trailer’s end, the makers have shown strong statements with how they have made the film and what is the sole purpose of the film, ie, to show the love story of two guys in a very normal way away from all the usual shying away and caricatures.

We have continued to see LGBT characters in a certain regressive way in Indian cinema from a long time. If the girl is lesbian, she will either be ugly or manly. Similarly, if a guy plays a gay character, he has to be feminine or seen in pink colors. That is exactly why SMZS is super refreshing as it shows the lead characters in a very normal way where two lovers hold their hands and go for drives simply for the love they have for each other. There are no caricatures and they both are macho in themselves.

What We Missed : Not much to dislike here, it is seriously difficult to find flaws in a movie which proves to be a complete entertainer away from the usual gimmicks.

Final Verdict : Go watch this brave piece of cinema with your parents, siblings, grand parents and kids for getting entertained along with getting educated in a beautiful manner.

 

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