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Shuddh Desi Romance

Shuddh Desi Romance

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Language English
Video Format DVD
Genre Comedy - romantic
Number Of Discs 1
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  1. 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
     “Shudh Desi Romance”: Hits and Mrs 7 November, 2013 On
    “Shudh Desi Romance” has to be lauded for discussing live-in relationships and staying away from clichés by pairing a confused hero with two confident heroines.
    It’s watchable; but that’s about it.
    Comparisons are inevitable with Maneesh Sharma’s first film “Band Baaja Baaraat” (BBB) that was a trendsetter in more ways than one.
    Maneesh simply narrates a story and leaves the film with a vague ending, unsure of which sides to take.
    (“Vicky Donor” too, had a taboo topic-by Indian standards- but was handled with sensitivity and a realistic conclusion, which is missing here.)
    In BBB, Delhi was a “character” in the film and Maneesh tries the same technique here with Jaipur, with limited success.
    It seems too “touristy” vis-à-vis BBB that showcased Delhi from an insider’s point of view.
    The film is shot mainly in the Pink City, suggesting young love/lust and the final song in the Blue City, Jodhpur, signifying stability or even, freedom.
    Sushant Singh Rajput (SSR) is a tourist guide, good-for-nothing, who is apparently good at something, as he gets to be physically intimate with two stunners without any apparent effort.
    Parineeti Chopra plays the self-assured, smoking/drinking heroine whose past relationships have made her bitter about love.
    Newcomer Vaani Kapoor (she resembles 1980’s small time actor Aarti Gupta: now married to ad-filmmaker Kailash Surendranath) completes the third part of the unusual triangle.
    She gets ditched rather unceremoniously but mercifully, does not throw a tantrum and is blasé about the incident.
    Rishi Kapoor, in a “pucca” Rajasthani accent, binds the film together with his refined act of a thoughtful father-figure.
    The dialogues (by Jaideep Sahni) are exceptional with a shock value.
    The promos, however, have all but given them away, so when they appear it in the film they have lost some of the steam.
    The much publicised twenty-six kisses are lacklustre and turn out to be more of “Jab Tak Hai Jaan-ish” rather than “Raja Hindustani-ish.”
    It’s in the little touches that the Maneesh shows his Midas touch: The cook scratching his body; the cleaning of the plates near toilets; commission of the guides on purchases by unsuspecting foreigners; the constant snacking; relatives interfering at weddings; the Baaraat carrying bus.
    I live in a mid-sized town and can identify when SSR asks the waiter to hold the bill until the next time.
    It’s also notable that the actresses sleep with the male because they want to and not because they have to.
    (Check out the actress’s dresses: Block prints, lehariya/bandhani dupattas, rolled up sleeves on kurtis worn on jeans, long skirts: Garments any middle class girl in India would wear in hot weather.)
    Thankfully, we are spared a final confrontation between the two ladies and the situation handled without any melodrama.
    The songs that sounded great in Previews are satisfactory.
    Like most of Yash Raj films, the title song, the best of the lot, is saved for the end credits.
    Many scenes are not suitable for family viewing.
    Recommended for a one-time watch.
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  2.  Shuddh Desi Romance is redolent of earthiness 9 June, 2014 On
    There are basically two aspects of films: entertainment (darn you say Vidya Balan) and experience (Ship of Theseus). While most films are meant to be devoured, derided, and digested as entertainment, few are savoured, favoured and revered as experiences that linger on throughout the week (Bhaag Milkha Bhaag), month (Ship of Theseus) and sometimes almost a year (Life of Pi) of watching it.

    Shuddh Desi Romance shuffles between being entertainment and experience, in the same breath, just like its lead actor Sushant Singh Rajput (rising and shining) shuffles between the two ladies, Parineeti Chopra (new and improved) and Vaani Kapoor (flair and lovely). Some nuggets upgrade Shuddh Desi Romance m to ‘experience’ while few (mercifully) mandatory clichés brush it aside as just another entertainment fare. Nevertheless, Shuddh Desi Romance ensures a smile on your face throughout its running time.

    Parineeti Chopra abandons her comfort zone of playing a loud-mouthed small town girl and turns her image on its head (despite being two-film old, Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl as Dimple Chaddha and Ishaqzaade as Zoya Qureshi). There’s a scene where she shares her insecurity with Sushant’s character and asks him to touch her pulse. This single scene is enough to entrench her as an actress to watch out for.

    Actor Sushant Singh Rajput gets to showcase his versatility. Notice the way he reacts each time he is reprimanded by his ladies (which are many in this case), and you’ll know what I mean. The actor never tries to follow any set pattern when it comes to histrionics and nuances of acting. Sadly, the film’s screenplay does commit this crime, and punishably multiple times post-interval.

    Debutant Vaani Kapoor’s role demands her to take the bull by its horn (or rather balls in this case) and she perfectly justifies it, emerging triumphant in a role which seems to end abruptly on false note. The cold drink that she is often shown gulping in the movie whenever she feels low soon fizzes out after a point of time, especially in the climax.

    The only actor who keeps you engaged all across consistently is surely Rishi Kapoor. This veteran (pardon to make him sound old) of an actor is getting young with each film, be it positive (Do Dooni Chaar), negative (Agneepath, Aurangzeb, D-Day) or satirical (Chintuji, Luck By Chance). As a moustached Rajasthani wedding arranger (indulging in Daal-Baati and pouring shuddh desi ghee over it), Rishi Kapoor is perfection personified.

    The only problem with the film is a pattern that it loyally follows, making each scene predictable. In fact, the real hero of this film is writer Jaideep Sahani (the guy who wrote masterpiece called Rocket Singh-Salesman of the year and Chakh De! India). Director Maneesh Sharma now seems to be a pro, when it comes to the wedding scenes. While his previous film had the gem of a line, ‘Kadcha-tod khaana banaata hai’, this time the kadcha shifts backside and you just can’t stop raving about the nuanced direction and writing of Shuddh Desi Romance. Nonetheless, it’s the writing that will keep you glued to your seats rather than the story which resorts to bathroom whenever the pressure builds up.

    The only song that stands out is surely ‘Tere mere beech mein kya hai’ (chaddar khaddar ki, armaan hai resham ke underlines the small town dreams of the two lead characters). Cinematographer Manu Anand maintains a restraint in capturing Jaipur(even the popular 27 kisses) and avoids decking things up, except for the song, Gulaabi where he literally paints the city pink. Namrata Rao edits the earthiness of Shuddh Desi Romance with such finesse that you tend to forsake your smart phone and later realize that haven’t updated your status since two odd hours. Well, I have finally updated mine.
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  3.  Did Not Meet My Expectation 5 December, 2013 On
    I went to watch this film for a first day first show as I was really tempted by the trailer and thought that this new couple would be brilliant. However, to be honest Shuddh Desi Romance did not stand up to my expectations. I would not call it "bad" or anything likely but it was different; different enough for me not to like its concept and resolution.

    I really really liked the pairing and the inclusion of the third person played by Vani Kapoor and in fact, I thought she outshone the very talented Parineeti Chopra in terms of acting in the film. Sushant Singh Rajput did a commendable job once again after Kai Po Che. In terms of acting, I think the film was brilliant. The film was also funny in bits and parts.

    I felt that the romance and chemistry required for a love story was missing among the lead pair. Moreover I did not like the entire narrative structure and how it turned out in the end. There was too much confusion and mayhem in the story and the way the male character went along with the two girls alternatively was childish.

    What I liked the best was the film's take on live-in relationships - something that the society still believe to be a taboo in this twenty first century. In fact, Shuddh Desi Romance is the first film which deals with the concept so openly and tries to portray the ups and downs of such a relationship, which again I found to be very fresh and appealing.

    Overall, it was good enough for a one-time watch and definitely worth the money. For people who prefer live-in relationships, Shuddh Desi Romance is a must-watch. It is a fun watch otherwise for the refreshing concept, the acts and especially Vani Kapoor.
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  4.  Don''t waste your time watching this 23 March, 2014 On
    Average promos,average music,average cast:Looking to all this things,this movie was expected to be an average movie but turns out to be a disaster.Poor story,poor acting,poor comedy:this is what you get in the end.It is a story about youth,who actually fear from getting commited but are happy with having a relationship.They run away from every single chance when comes to the case of getting commited with someone.Message of the story is clear but presentation was worst.But still if you want to watch this movie then you can watch it for Parineeti Chopra and Vaani Kapoor.
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  5. 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
     Shuddh Desi Romance 4 December, 2013 On
    jabardast movie, cast by shushant singh rajput, parineeti chopra, vaani kapoor, rishi kapoor and directed by maneesh sharma. It is comedy and romantic type of movie, lots of kisses, innocent acting of shushant singh rajput. vaani kapoor is qute well, dialogues is fantastic, amazing screenplay.
    The shooting is done in jaipur. film is shoot on traditional culture and indian marriages in rajasthan focus on young audience. this movie refresh your mind.
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  6. 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
     This movie is a piece of trash 16 September, 2013 On
    I completely oppose this movie. A film sans value , culture or ethics. It cannot be watched with family as it does not believe in the institution of marriage.... The love scenes lack emotions.......a complete waste of time.........
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