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Parineeti Chopra, Sushant Singh Rajput And Vaani Kapoor in Shuddh Desi Romance Movie Review (Parineeti Chopra, Sushant Singh Rajput And Vaani Kapoor in Shuddh Desi Romance Movie Poster)
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Rating: 3.5/5 stars (Three and Half  Stars)

Star cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Parineeti Chopra, Vaani Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor.

Director: Maneesh Sharma

What’s Good: A heartfelt true take of real contemporary relationships.

What’s Bad: The loose pace in the second half and the repetitive instances are tiresome!

Loo break: May be!

Watch or Not?: Shuddh Desi Romance is not a marvelous film but its earnestness ensures that it has its heart in the right place. There is novelty in the film’s unique take on relationships, that can vouch for delightful passable amusing watch. It isn’t exactly mind blowing or fantastic but offers a relatable portrait of how relationships are.

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The film opens with Raghu(Sushant Singh Rajput) suffering from pre-marital jitters. On his way to his wedding venue, Raghu meets Gayatri(Parineeti Chopra), an open minded, free willed, independent woman who lives life on her own terms. An already confused Raghu heavily impressed by her freedom acquires the guts to run away from his own wedding.

A fortnight Later, the two meet and begin dating. Entering into a live-in-relationship, the two decide to get married. On the day of the wedding Gayatri runs out on him, and Raghu is left inconsolable-y confused.

Soon after in a wedding Raghu meets Tara (Vaani Kapoor), the woman he was going to tie the knot with when he met Gayatri. She asks him out initially on a revenge trip but slowly their relationships turns serious. When on the verge of asking her to marry him, Gayatri makes a re-entry in his life! Where does this confusion head for is the fun that the film has in store for us!

Sushant Singh Rajput And Vaani Kapoor in Shuddh Desi Romance Movie Review (Sushant Singh Rajput And Vaani Kapoor in Shuddh Desi Romance Movie Stills)
Sushant Singh Rajput And Vaani Kapoor in Shuddh Desi Romance Movie Stills

Shuddh Desi Romance Review: Script Analysis

The film begins with Shaadi Nahi Hui Glucose Ho Gaya. There are a myriad reasons why the script itself merits applause from you. Jaideep Sahni dishes out a refreshingly intelligent plot that keeps intact its steam for most part. Reminding me obstinately of Julia Roberts’ Runaway Bride in phases, this is undeniably a rare vision in Bollywood. Charmingly vibrant, the beauty of the plot is in its ability of mirror real dilemmas with such simplicity.

I wouldn’t quite call this a romantic comedy but more an amusing take on contemporary romance. The film invests heavily in earnestness which works in its favor, making it unique given Bollywood mainstream stenches of formulaic ideas. Sahni’s prowess glistens in the fact that the film balances fun and warmth in equal measures, conveying a strong message covertly.

There is sweetness in the chemistry between its lead actors which is one of the film’s most emphatic strong points. Luckily Sahani’s character Raghu, Gayatri and Tara are well etched with nice touches to them. All of them are given solid outline unlike the usual caricatures that we find in films.

The comic tinges somehow fit smartly the spirited talks that defy narrow minded thinking which infests mainstream films! The momentum drops in the latter segment as the skittish people at the altar begin to exasperate you finally and the repetitiveness of the plot begins to tire out its vibrance. Nevertheless in the script department, the film is both charming and endearing.

Shuddh Desi Romance Review: Star Performances

Sushant Singh Rajput as Raghu plays the baffled and confused young man weary of marriage with great command. Nothing near the brilliance of his stint in Kai Po Che!, but the actor is truly a good find for the industry.

Parineeti Chopra is gloriously brilliant with a stellar and confident demeanor. She is perhaps the film’s foremost hilt who translates the gusto of the concept.

Vaani Kapoor is a pleasant debutant though she isn’t an overtly powerful actress. The good looks work in her favor but there isn’t too much for her!

Rishi Kapoor, as the agony uncle, exudes humor with grace. His impeccable comic timing and soothing presence helps to heighten the fun quotient.

Shuddh Desi Romance Review: Direction, Editing and Music

Capturing the energy of the young and the restless isn’t an easy job, but director Maneesh Sharma does his job with near infallibility. It’s liberating to watch this film for the mere treatment of its basic concept. Bred on the ideas of happy endings and the regal fanfare of red roses, the director does a good job at hammering on the fact that day-to-day relationships are more about moments of insecurity, fear and lot little about ‘love’ these days.

Swift hitching and swifter breakups are a part of ‘love’ these days and the director’s vision works well in this film. Using good imagery like when Parineeti says ‘Jab dil teesri chauthi baar tootta hai tab dard nahi hota sab sunn ho jaata hai!’, surely rings a bell with the people of this generation. As corny as it may sound, we’ve been there, done that! The director also takes credit for showing lust with credible neatness that it doesn’t seem vulgar or obscene!

However, there is a lot of adorability in the film and that’s enough to ignore a few disparities and breaks in the execution. The editing could have been more taut. And Sachin-Jigar’s music is soulful and vivacious!

Shuddh Desi Romance Review: The Last Word

Shuddh Desi Romance is a welcome change for the cynics amongst us who find typical romances like DDLJ filmy and unreal. The blossoming chemistry of its lead actors is a swell, but mostly this is a film that encapsulates the lives of ordinary people who perennially live in the fear of commitment and yet dare to take the leap for love every time! Call us confused, but atleast we are honest and don’t foster any sham! I am going with a 3.5/5 for this imaginative and luscious feat.

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Shuddh Desi Romance releases on 6th September, 2013.

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35 COMMENTS

  1. Tum log ye movie dekh ke apna time waste kyu karte ho? specially single logo ko bol raha hu…paisa bachake next week Horror Story dekho..Mast hogi..Main to 1st show dekhne jaungi..

  2. Superb Movie…I am talking about Horror Story…SDR is Utter waste of time and money..Brace yourself for Horror story next week.Vikram Bhatt rox the King of Horror

  3. sudh desi romance hit movie h next week tk ye apna achcha collection le legi agr ap budhe h ya boring h to ap is movie ko mt dekhna lekin ap young h to ye movie apko difrent lgegi. is movie me real me common lovrboy ki story ko present kiya h or is movie me difrt dialog sunne ko mile h 100% movie hit h

  4. Shudh Desi Romance, as the name suggests, is so shudh (pure) that it’s very difficult to digest it as we are used to watch “Synthetic” romance in the earlier movies.SDR is a nice try but the plot of the movie is loose and there are so many moments where you will want to get some fresh oxygen. I guess director Maneesh Sharma went too far to bring a reality and I guess fails to impress this time.Rishi Kapoor is always brilliant and so was this time,Sushant Singh was ok but overacted in some scenes, Parineeti Chopra looks almost the same in all the movies she had worked till date, so there was nothing new from her, Vaani Kapoor did her best as a debutant and I felt that she delivered as well. Music and dialogues were the USP of this movie and to some extent fulfill the promise. I am disappointed with the climax of the movie as it was an expected, it should have some unpredictable ending. You can watch SDR but don’t expect too much from this movie as nothing extraordinary in there to offer you.

  5. This movie is not gud that much but people are expectation to much in this movie not that much story.
    plz dont fo ri watch this moive if u have extra time u can go.

  6. Very nice movie,all three did very natural acting esp. Parinita . Jodhpur beauty shown compels everybody to visit this.nice photography.

  7. its a great movie simple and sweet no need of any masala or action just a simple story and well presented on screen soo if u want a simple type of story this movie is for u “)

  8. one of the “bakwass” movie of 2013
    shud b included in the disastrous movies of 2013 with Himmatwala…. etc!
    Movie sucks big time.. pathetic story.. pathetic treatment .. bad dialogues… stuffed songs and 27 kisses?? what are u talking about .. there are only 5-6 .. that too looked too forced and artificial..
    Sushant: You shud retire … stop humiliating the audiences..
    Parineeti: Stop doing same roles.. or else u r gone.. soon
    Vaani: Look urself into the mirror. u r too manly.. are u here to Sonakshi a competition?
    The whole movie is too bad.. and loads of repetitive scenes and dialogues which made my head go spinning!!!
    Plzz dnt watch the movie..
    1 out of 5 stars! total paisa waste! ..

    • What are talking about stupid…. SDR is one of the best movie of 2013.. Sushant and Parineeti’s acting is awesome.. Paisa wasool movie.. Yes, you are just a jealous person…

  9. EUREKA… EUREKA…. I finally found that U simply need a big banner & some most TALK OF THE TOWN guys n gals & ABCD… Any Body Can Direct… Bakwaas movie…. paisa waste… No story or I must say WEIRD story… KOIMOI critic are actually drunk wen they review a Big Banner Product….Lead-actor-actress in this movie puff out every 5 minutes & the other actress grabs a COCA-COLA every 10 minutes…. for…. what reason ????

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