SHUBH MANGAL SAAVDHAN (शुभ मंगल सावधान)

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SHUBH MANGAL SAAVDHAN (शुभ मंगल सावधान)
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SHUBH MANGAL SAAVDHAN is refreshingly funny!

Touching upon the bold topic of ‘erectile dysfunction’, this light-hearted take on the sexual problem is consistently funny, keenly mature and never ever awkward. Powered by terrific performances and a riveting screenplay, this 118 minute comedy is highly recommended!

SHUBH MANGAL SAAVDHAN narrates the story of Mudit (Ayushmann Khurana) and Sugandha (Bhumi Pednekar), who are all set to marry. However, two days prior to their wedding, Mudit realises he suffers from an erectile dysfunction, which almost sabotages their wedding after both the families get involved. Leading to a comical mess, Mudit attempts to treat his medical condition, using all the possible quacks.

SHUBH MANGAL SAAVDHAN is a remake of the Tamil Movie, “Kalyana Samayal Saadham”, which was released in 2013, directed by R.S. Prasanna himself. Prasanna does a great job of presenting this acute problem with utmost subtlety, and avoids any uneasy sexual innuendo. His achievement lies in the very fact that this film about erectile dysfunction can be very well seen with your whole family, without any embarrassment whatsoever. Using funny implications like “Alibaba entering the Gufa”, Prasanna and his writer Kewalya keep the proceedings engrossingly funny throughout. At the same time, the smaller nuances which may affect a couple stuck in such a problem, are also dealt with utmost maturity. While the first half is extremely engaging, the second half dips a little towards the end, spoiling a bit of the overall effect of the film. Nevertheless, there are several high points which still keep the film afloat. The music too is catchy and songs always relevant.

The lead pair shine bright in this venture. Ayushmann Khurana carries his role with just the right amount of balance and the nuances necessary for portraying such a character are expressed aptly in his act. Bhoomi Pednekar also hits the right notes consistently. Her performance is as natural as it gets. Both of them depict their character layers with perfection. The supporting cast is fabulous too, especially Seema Pahwa, who tickles your funny bone with every dialogue she utters.

To sum up, SHUBH MANGAL SAAVDHAN is a delightful drama, which is rich-in-content, funny and engrossing, all at the same time. Watch it this weekend, fun is guaranteed!

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