Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan Movie Review: Predictable Yet Amusing

Ayushmann Khurrana continues to opt for subjects usually regarded taboos in mainstream Hindi Cinema with Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, and the result is both predictable and amusing.

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan
U/A; Comedy, Romance
Director: Hitesh Kewalya
Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Jitendra Kumar, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao
Rating: Ratings

Barring a few exceptions like Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Dil Se, and more recently Sairat, love stories in India end exactly the way the audiences want them to, or the way they predict, which can be both a boon and a curse. The other love stories hinge their narratives on nostalgia, reuniting iconic couples on the celluloid to elicit intrigue and interest in the viewers, for instance, Rohit Shetty’s Dilwale.

Both these emotions find their ways into Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar’s Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, and the addition of the word Zyada not only suggests more boisterousness, but also the fact that this time the conflict in the love story is twice the size of the last film. If the 2017 comedy was about a man struggling with the embarrassment of suffering from erectile dysfunction, this time, he’s a homosexual character, but certainly not ashamed or afraid. read more…

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