The film's worth a see despite being a bit of a drag at times
Cast: Parineeti Chopra, Sidharth Malhotra, Adah Sharma
Director: Vinil Mathew
Parineeti Chopra was amazing in the film Ladies vs Ricky Bahl. While I love her acting, I didn’t care for two of her films - Ishaqzaade & Shuddh Desi Romance. I went to watch this one with fingers crossed. Read on to find out more.
The story begins with glimpses of Nikhil and Meeta (Parineeti Chopra) as kids. They are naughtier and more intelligent than the other kids in their families and neighbourhood.
Growing up, Nikhil (Sidharth Malhotra) practises Event Management and has been going steady with model-actress Karishma (Adah Sharma) for seven years. He believes in commitment despite her breaking off their relationship every week. Just when they are about to get married, Karishma’s sister Meeta (Parineeti Chopra) decides to return from wherever she’d been since the past seven years. Karishma is a control freak and gives Nikhil no choice in putting up with her whims. Why would he do that? Because he is a commitment freak. What happens when he’s thrown into Meeta’s company time and again? Watch the film to find out.
Sidharth Malhotra looks handsome and can act too. He has a good role and has performed well. Kudos! Adah Sharma is not bad although she needs to polish her skills.
Parineeti Chopra was excellent. I got blown away by her natural acting. She’s just awesome whatever she does – having fun, flirting with Nikhil, emoting with her father, getting beaten by her uncle and more. I am not talking about the ‘more’ so as to not reveal the story. Congratulations Parineeti for yet another classy role executed perfectly.
That said, the film could have been a lot tighter. It tends to stray in different directions and the director has not made enough effort to keep it in focus. A tighter script is definitely the answer.
VERDICT: It’s worth a see.