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Blind movie review of Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

September 14, 2017

A blind perspective:

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan is directed by R S Prasanna and lead roles are played by Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar.

Though both the actor and actress played their roles perfectly, but I liked the acting of Bhumi as she was more powerful and entertaining as compared to Ayushmann in the film.

The film is the story of one young woman Sugandha who wants to do love-marriage because she wants to enjoy the excitement of love-marriage but her marriage gets arranged. So, she decides to make her arranged marriage more exciting and dramatic.

Mudit and Sugandha get attracted towards each other. Mudit tries to approach Sugandha but he fails. So, on his mom's advice, he approaches Sugandha through matrimonial website.

Sugandha becomes upset that her dream of love-marriage is going to break but as she likes Mudit, she doesn't refuse the marriage and decides to create excitement in the relationship. But while trying to make it exciting, some complication gets developed. Mudit gets to know that he cannot have a sexual relation with Sugandha as he has a 'Gents problem'.

Mudit becomes nervous but Sugandha convinces him that she still loves him and wants to marry him. They both get married despite the resistance from their own families.

Due to the comic scenes, the actual topic doesn't receive much attention and it's difficult to handle this kind of topic in Indian scenario, where people hesitate to talk or get overexcited about sex. In my view, due to this hesitancy, neither the movie could be completely comedy nor could it convey any proper message related to the topic.

Marriage in Indian society is still a family matter as family relations also get involved when two persons get married. In earlier times, parents used to decide the marriage of their children but nowadays as adults take their own decisions to get married then matters like personal relations and sex cannot be ignored. The director tries to convey the same message through the film.

I liked the film's songs, which are also used in the background score. The dialogues and the content of the film are easy to understand for visually impaired audience. However, sighted assistance is required to understand beginning content such as names of the makers and some climax scenes.

Rating - 2.5 / 5.

A sighted perspective:

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan is a Hindi comedy romantic drama film, featuring Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar in main roles and Brijendra Kala, Seema Bhargava, Shubhankar Tripathi and Anmol Bajaj in supporting roles.

The movie is directed by R S Prasanna and produced by Aanand L Rai. It is a remake of the director's own Tamil film Kalyana Samayal Saadham, which was released in 2013.

The film is a love story of a boy Mudit (Ayushmann Khurrana) and a girl, Sugandha (Bhumi Pednekar) from Delhi.

The first half of the movie shows how Mudit and Sugandha meet, fall in love and convince their parents to arrange their marriage. However, the second half majorly deals with Mudit's problem of erectile dysfunction and how he tries out different ways to treat impotency.

The film succeeds in presenting a very sensitive and serious issue in a fun-filled and nice manner. Loved the acting of Ayushmann and Bhumi who portrayed such a taboo considered plot on screen with much ease. What I didn't like was the climax of the film and easily forgettable songs.

The film gives the message to believe in love as it has the power to overcome all challenges of personal and family life.

Overall, I can say Shubh Mangal Saavdhan movie is a complete entertainer and a good attempt by everyone associated with the film.

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