SHUBH MANGAL ZYADA SAAVDHAN is the most frank, courageous take on homosexuality
The film points out the eerie attitude of the society towards homosexuality and tries to normalise it.
The film follows the story of Kartik and Aman who are in love with eachother. Despite Aman’s family’s disapproval and contempt, Kartik does not give up on Aman and fights for him. The tussle remains between Kartik and Aman’s family until their relationship gets green light from Aman’s family.
How the attitude and beliefs of Indian parents becomes a stumbling block to Kartik and Aman’s romance forms the plot of the film.
Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan carries a very important premise. A topic to be discussed and normalised among people and boomers. It carries the message of genderless love and how love shouldn’t be characterised on any basis.
Films on homosexual love stories are not new to us. Today’s audience, who are known to almost every film industry, especially Hollywood, have seen a number of films on the topic. But Indian films have also kept their view on this topic aside and so very few films are there on this subject.
Shubh Magal Zyada Saavdhan is a brave and genuine attempt on homosexuality. Unlike other films on the same issue, it does not cover up physical intimacy between the lead characters like kissing scenes and eye to eye romance etc. It portrays all such moments just like an ordinary love story and that shows the authenticity of the makers. It has fun, laughter, emotions, and drama in the required amount, presenting a really good watch to the viewers.
STORY AND SCRIPT
Written by Hitesh Kewalya, who is also the director of this film, the screenplay is pretty decent. It is moving, doesn’t drag in between, and keeps us entertained. The way each scene develops and progresses marks the skill of the writer. It portrays how the new generation is open and frank to their sexuality, unlike old times, when being open about one’s sexuality was a dilemma. It also conveys the importance of understanding love from every perspective and how parents should be the strength and support to their nippers’ sexuality, instead of considering them sick. A fast-paced, entertaining script, though by the end it slightly becomes tedious.
Hitesh Kewalya, being the writer, also directed this film. As a director also he did a neat and up to par job. The film had everything in the right amount, except for the ending which should have been a bit more well written. A little more intense and tight script could have taken this from good to great.
Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar steal the show with their energetic and lively screen presence. Gajraj Rao and Neena Gupta reunite once again after being widely acclaimed by the audience for presenting a great pair on screen in ‘Badhai Ho’. The cast is perfect with no faults to nitpick.
Cinematography by Chirantan Das is also appealing. He has captured every moment with perfect tone and emotions. Visually pleasing and satisfying work.
MUSIC AND BACKGROUND SCORE
Music by Tanishk Bagchi, Vayu, and Tony Kakkar and background score by Karan Kulkarni stand on an average note. In a neutral state, it is neither too good nor too bad.
Homosexuality is normal. It is a human habit to treat anything new with doubts and impassiveness at first. That should change. For people who are against such a tradition, this film is for them. Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is a must-watch for its content laced up with some great performances.