It’s been a while since Bollywood has been given light-hearted family comedies. Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor have done just that live the world Which released in cinemas this Friday. Largely set with catchy songs and relatable characters, director Raj Mehta will surely bring families back to the theaters with a film that is crafted for a big screen experience.
Varun Dhawan’s Kuku is married to his childhood friend Kiara Advani’s Naina. After living in Canada for 5 years, the couple decided to part ways, but vowed to keep it a secret until the big fat Punjabi wedding of Kuku’s sister.
The two fly to Patiala, the heartland of Punjab, only to realize that Kuku’s father Bheem, played by Anil Kapoor, is already on the verge of leaving Kuku’s mother Geeta for another woman.
How our lead pair try to reveal the news about their marriage while trying to save their parents’ relationship becomes the rest of the story.
Director Raj Mehta did an amazing job in Akshay Kumar-starrer good news Back in 2019. This time, he eschews the comic genre and tries to explore the complex themes of marriage, infidelity and family drama by adding more drama. Raj has carved a niche for himself in articulating conservative issues with quirky dialogues.
From a goofy aunty wishing to be worshiped by a famous godwoman to bless the couple with a child, to a young girl’s marriage to a boy of her family’s choice, Raj takes these specific issues lightly. way to reveal.
The first half is balanced with a mix of comedy and drama, making the film reach its interval before you notice. But as the film moves towards the second half, comedy takes a backseat to bring out all the emotional drama. Both click well with the audience. Humor is injected at regular intervals to ensure that you don’t get too bogged down with the drama.
Although the runtime of the movie is problematic. In about 2 hours 30 minutes, the film seems to be pulled towards the second half.
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Varun Dhawan has spread his magic with his multi-layered performance in the film.
Kiara Advani gets better with every film and leaves a strong impression in the emotional scenes. Varun and Kiara’s chemistry is refreshing and both balance each other very well.
Anil Kapoor is undoubtedly the heart of the film and leaves you in splits every time he hits the screen.
Neetu Kapoor gets her time to shine in the second half of the film and will remind you of her two double four Act with her solid performance.
Maniesh Paul’s impeccable comic timing adds to his charm as the over-the-top Punjabi ‘Munda’.
Prajakta Koli has made a promising start as one.
Tisca Chopra is good as ‘Meera Ma’am.
Along with chartbuster songs, music was already a strong aspect of the film. ‘The Punjabban Song’ stands out and strikes the right amount of energy in theatres.
live the world Balances drama, comedy and emotions well and comes across as a well-built family entertainer. Despite its flaws, this family entertainer, with its twisted yet relatable characters, definitely makes for a watch this weekend.
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