Nawazuddin Siddiqui paired romantically with Athiya Shetty in a drama film? I don’t think many people would opt to go for it. But my friend and I found the concept interesting and thought to give this film a try. Did it work out?
Many people around the world are now aware of who Siddiqui is and what his caliber is. He gives so much conviction to his role whether he has to abuse for it or play a romantic hero. On the other hand, it was really surprising to see Athiya‘s confidence and her skill in acting. It blew our minds. She is not perfect but definitely is on her way to becoming a great actor. Maybe if she puts on a little weight, too, while on the way?
I would put both the lead actors on an equal scale and give them equal ratings when performances are concerned. The real question, however, still remains that was the story (Debamitra Biswal) up to the mark to hold the film’s backbone straight? The answer unfortunately is a big fat NO. It just tirelessly drags like a snail. There were a lot of times where there came in some good dialogue (Bhupendra Singh) and comedic punches but they couldn’t aid the plot so well.
All of the supporting cast have put in their best efforts and the music and background score are appreciable but sometimes even Nawazuddin Siddiqui cannot change the game if the foundation of the film isn’t built right. How systems, customs and ethics of marriages in villages and small towns (of India) work is shown in detail via the story. Which is good, yet, proves to be a repetition. It has been showcased in many films, previously. I liked Biswal‘s direction though.