Review: Shubh Mangal Saavdhan – Oooh, Aww se Haha Tak

Review: Shubh Mangal Saavdhan – Oooh, Aww se Haha Tak

Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar, Brijendra Kala, Seema Pahwa, Shubhankar Tripathi, Anshul Chauhan, Anmol Bajaj and more.

Rating: 3.5/5

Even today in India, many shy away from talking about Sex and anything related to it. Blame it on what I call the ‘Sanskar’ syndrome, which sadly, a lot of people in our nation are affected with. They love watching videos, listening to it, but when it comes to talking about it, the vocal chords choke. A part of the blame should also be attributed to that part of the society where many don’t prefer to change or accept the change.

For those, here is Anand L Rai’s film – Shubh Mangal Saavdhan – discussing the same, wrapped in fiction, with a love story, which is written by Hitesh Kewalya and directed by R.S. Prasanna.

Mudit (Ayushmann Khuranna) comes across Sugandha (Bhumi Pednekar) and - like every other Bollywood hero – is instantly attracted to the girl. He follows her, she notices him. She likes him too but hesitates to talk. So he chooses online dating and smartly sends an official proposal, which helps both the family and the two ‘love birds’ to meet. The chemistry builds and gets stronger with time, eventually leading to their engagement. One fine day, Sugandha’s parents leave on a trip, and this gives her and Mudit a chance to get closer. The small town couple, first time in a relationship, makes use of the moment. They get close, but nothing really happens, as Mudit finds out that he has the so called ‘gents problem.’

This erectile dysfunctionality becomes a concern in a relationship and how they make it work, makes the film worth.

To be honest, I haven’t seen a seamless first half, for a long time, in any release lately. Everything in the first half of the film is hilarious, and there are moments which are very well scripted and executed. Simple locations, pun intended comedy, excellent cast, and many well-written dialogues will not let you get bored even for a second. But as the film leads to the second half, it falls a bit flat. Some repetitive and some illogical moments hinder the pleasure. Nevertheless, the film doesn’t lose much on the entertainment quotient.

Ayushmann as Mudit is cute and adorable. His ease on the screen to play a small town boy is well known, as he has proved it over and over again. This time, with comedy, he adds another star to his credibility. Bhumi as Sugandha does a good job too. The duo has been applauded before in Dum Laga Ke Haisha, and they create a new and fresh chemistry once again with this film.

Supporting cast - Brijendra Kala, Seema Pahwa, Shubhankar Tripathi, Anshul Chauhan, Anmol Bajaj and others – deserve a lot of appreciation too. Their timing, dialogue delivery and presentation of the character add a lot of value to the film.

There is not much to write about this film. All I can suggest you do is to go watch this film as Ayushmann’s dysfunctionality is bound to give you a lot of pleasure, with a happy, satisfied climax – You’ll love it and want it more!

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