UJDA CHAMAN

Director- Abhishek Pathak

Writer- Danish J singh

Cast – Sunny Singh, Mannvi Gagroo, Saurabh Shukla, Karishma Sharma

In a nutshell:

This comedy drama about the woes of a young bald man is only tepidly humorous.

Plot:

Chaman( Sunny) Kohli is a ,quiet and under confident ,30yr old hindi lecturer in Delhi University belonging to a loud , boisterous and loving punjabi delhiite family who are desperate to find a marriage match for him. After several failed attempts at acquiring hair or love life,when he finally finds a match in Apsara (Maanvi Gaagroo), he realises she’s not his dream woman, while his family is ecstatic about the match.

The story goes on to tell us what his future holds for his barren crown and love life.

Analysis:

The humour comes along in spurts here and there and the best moments were around Chaman’s family. Their over the top punjabi mannerisms, their over enthusiasm at finding a match,their attempts at being friendly,were humorous and brought chuckles.

What completely failed was the so called funny but not so funny ridicule faced by Chaman from people around. It seemed exaggerated,unreal and hardly comic. I think the screen play lacked in providing any real situations that could strike a chord and tickle.

The second half of the movie, took a slightly meaningful turn and was better and more relatable. They tried to infuse a well meant message about how our life shouldn’t be governed by what people think of us and accepting one-self is the basic premise of our confidence.Introduction of Apsara’ s character had a lot to do with this change in the feel of the film. She was the most realistic character of the film.

Performances:

Would like to begin from the best .

Maanvi Gaagroo was superb as the independent, confident , spirited and mature woman.She looked as natural as a girl next door. Would love to see more of her.

Grusha Kapoor and Atul Kumar as Chaman’s parents were good. Their portrayal of silly, loveable but mature parents was good.

Saurabh Shukla and Sharib Hashmi were good in their small roles.

Sunny Singh was a disappointment. His constantly same expressions throughout the movie was a big bane. With a story like this where he had a plethora of expressions and feelings to convey, he could have done better if not wonders. It was an opportunity wasted.

Recommendation:

The movie was a disappointing comedy as compared to what the trailers promised. It’s funny only in bits and parts and just about manages to keep you engaged. It does manage to get a little meaningful towards the end where it conveys a well meant message.

Score 5 on 10

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