I had been seeing trailers for Shubh Mangal Savdhan the last few weeks and seeing two great young actors, Bhumi Pednekar and Ayushmann Khurrana in it, had decided to see it at the earliest. It was released over ten days ago, but due to various factors including one cancelled show when I had to see another film, I was able to see it only earlier this after noon.
I was not disappointed.
First off, the story is about a young man’s erectile disfunction coming in the way of a grand romance and marriage. For India, that is an amazing leap into modern movie making handling such a sensitive subject. That itself needs a big round of applause for the producers, director and the cast who were willing to take the risk of being part of the team that dared to approach this subject.
It also makes eminence sense that the producers and the director chose comedy as the medium to handle the subject. They have done a very effective job of doing exactly that.
What can I say about the favourite actors? They came up to my expectation and how. Both are remarkable young talents with many years of acting ahead of them, and I hope to see many movies with them together and/or individually. Their talent has been very effectively brought out by excellent direction and cinematography which too need praise.
The biggest selling point for the film however is the short duration of its run. Just about two hours!
If you can get to see it, don’t miss it.