Sab Kushal Mangal Movie Review Rating: 1.5/5 Stars (One and a half stars)
Star Cast: Akshaye Khanna, Priyank Sharma, Riva Kishan, Satish Kaushik, Supriya Pathak, Rakesh Bedi.
Director: Karan Vishwanath Kashyap
What’s Good: The lesson of why I shouldn’t watch 3 atrocious movies on a single day!
What’s Bad: The Irony, film is titled as ‘Sab Kushal Mangal’
Loo Break: Please take some on my behalf too!
Watch or Not?: That totally depends on if you want to waste money & get bored or not!
In the introductory scene of the film, we see Baba Bhandari (Akshaye Khanna) who’s a groom-kidnapper in Colonelganj. He abducts the hungry for dowry grooms getting them married to the girls who cannot afford to pay the dowry. We’ve Pappu Mishra (Priyank Sharma) who is a star-reporter from Delhi and he gets kidnapped on visiting his parents in Colonelganj.
Baba fulfills his old-revenge and offers Pappu to Mandira’s (Riva Kishan) family. Now, the confusion starts as Pappy likes Mandira & she likes him too but she doesn’t like him. Pappu hates Baba Bhai & Baba Bhai falls for Mandira. Pappu starts liking Baba Bhai and helps him to win Mandira. Amidst all this, the audience unanimously starts hating all of them together.
Sab Kushal Mangal Movie Review: Script Analysis
Director Karan Vishwanath Kashyap has penned the story himself and yet he never got alarmed of where is he going wrong. Movies in this zone could work if they have good, memorable one-liners and this one fails at that department too. Despite Brijendra Kala penning the dialogues, there’s not a single line apart from ‘The End’ that I remember from the film.
Satish Kaushik’s turning Muslim angle was very similar to that of Annu Kapoor’s in Dream Girl. Because of the brilliant writing Dream, Girl’s that particular sequence will go down on the most memorable comedy scenes. But here, there’s not a single thing to carry out with you.
Sab Kushal Mangal Movie Review: Star Performance
Akshaye Khanna hams like there’s no tomorrow. I understand it was the character’s demand but that doesn’t work adding anything substantial to the narrative. This particular performance should’ve gone either in a spoof way or a subtle one, Akshaye remains in between helpless. Priyank Sharma makes an unimpressive debut and so do Riva Kishan.
Priyank Sharma keeps a straight-face throughout his screen-presence and there’s nothing hero-material about him. He’s very uni-dimensional and would have to work really hard to even grab a supporting role. Riva on the other side is expressive enough but will not be able to carry any film as a lead. Satish Kaushik remains the best thing about the film. Supriya Pathak and Rakesh Bedi are supremely wasted.
Sab Kushal Mangal Movie Review: Direction, Music
Karan Vishwanath Kashyap’s direction holds nothing to intrigue the audience. From production values to screenplay, everything is very plain and boring. Karan’s direction messes the things up as the story could’ve been bearable if it had got the proper execution. Karan Vishwanath Kashyap just adds chaos instead of simplifying things.
Harshit Saxena’s songs add fuel to the fire of absurdness going through the film. All of them are just to fill in the gap and serve no purpose. Even the background score isn’t memorable.
Sab Kushal Mangal Movie Review: The Last Word
All said and done, Sab Kushal Mangal has a doable idea as the story but it seems it has been rehashed many-a-times to make a mess out of it. Even the basic plot of the film is uninteresting. Nothing to recommend here!
One and a half stars!
Sab Kushal Mangal Trailer
Sab Kushal Mangal releases on 03rd January, 2020.
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