Cast – Sidharth Malhotra, Fawad Khan, Alia Bhatt, Ratna Pathak Shah, Rajat. Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor
Director – Shakun Batra
Written by. – Shakun Batra, Ayesha Devitre Dhillon
It’s a story based on a supposedly dysfunctional family… focussing beautifully on its messed up but real characters, and inadequacies and imperfections of relationships.
We find ample shades of reality in their banters and fights.
The best part is the way the writer portrays the squabbles and fights keeping it light and making it feel so normal… and then gradually proceeds to reveal deeper dilemmas and grudges… again very real. Each character seems so right in his own way with his share of pain. The family scenes and the exchanges keep us constantly smiling and eventually make us tense and teary eyed too. The younger characters, their trendy chemistry and the music is very refreshing.
Each of the cast does justice to his/her role. Sidharth is good at his forte… the brooding looks and Alia at hers… the chirpy sunny girl. Fawad looks hot but not as good as in Khoobsoorat. Rishi manages to make a mark in spite of prosthetic face limitations.
Rajat Kapoor and Ratna Shah stand out with their mature portrayal.
The takeaway and the message so lightly but surely conveyed is that, however entangled might the situations be, thrown at relationships, they are always redeemable and worth every bit of the effort.
The story is light, heart-warming and entertaining with its share of moist eyed moments.
Has it flaws where it seems to lag at places but overall entertaining.
I would rate it 7.5 out of 10.