Abhimanyu Roy (Ayushman Khuranna) is a successful horror-soft-porn writer and has been working on a love story for the past 3 years without success. One not-so-fine day he receives calls from his parents and is informed that they are going for a divorce. A worried Abhimanyu rushes to his hometown Kolkata to find out what the matter is.
But is that only he is going to go through? Or there are past memories with someone special which he has to face again?
Positive points: –
- The movie deals with real characters and real situations for most of its runtime which is generally and sadly a no-no for commercial movies in India (a good example can be Bahubali 2 where nothing could be called real, *winks and sticks out tongue*).
- The leads have given quite endearing performances and their chemistry is also extremely lively and jocund.
- The work on both the soundtrack as well as the background-tracks has been wonderful and the songs match with the mood of the story.
- Except for a few glitches, the screenplay is fantastic and achieves a rare feat of being heart-breaking yet sweet at times.
- The climax of the film. I won’t say much because I want you to see it.
Negative points: –
- At times, it feels that Suprotim Sengupta is forcing in comic-scenes into the story with them being unnecessary as well as insipid. Those scenes were the only unnatural thing in the otherwise real-to-the-world storyline.
- Inspite of incorporating many sweet moments in the flick, Akshay Roy, as I feel, needs to improve a lot in case of direction.
- One can claim that Meri Pyaari Bindu has a clichéd storyline and rightly so. However, I feel the climax completely turns the table and hope that you feel so too.
Direction, Script and Other Technicalities: –
Suprotim Sengupta has done a fabulous job with the writing of the movie and it would have been great if he had worked properly on the comic parts as well. Akshay Roy has directed the movie ably for most runtime though I strongly feel it was because of Sengupta’s writing that things seemed well because when the plot collapsed, he too exposed his weak side. He still has a long way to go and I hope he shows some improvement in his next flick. The climax reminded me of The Way We Were to a smaller extent, but I really loved it. It gave the story a sense of maturity which most of our movies lack.
The music of the film is excellent and so is the background-track work. All of them match with the mood of the film and Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahin is the best of all thanks to the wonderful work of Sachin-Jigar, Kaushar Munir and the singers.
Ayushman and Parineeti are so sweet in their respective avatars and their chemistry is so likeable, one can connect with not only them but also with the story thanks to their natural performances.
Rajatabh Dutta and Aparajita Auddy too are extremely loveable as Ayushman’s onscreen parents and even their chemistry is spot on.
Prakash Belawadi doesn’t have many scenes for himself but he shines in the father-daughter sequence.
The rest of the cast have given able support to the leads and have done a good job altogether.
Final Verdict: –
I never expected Meri Pyaari Bindu to be so good and it comes to me as a surprise infact. Had I not been a critic (a self-proclaimed one to be honest), I wouldn’t have gone for this flick but I’m glad I did. The movie isn’t hasty and is a family entertainer. The cast has done a wonderful job, backed by a sweet and relatable storyline along with wonderful music. Meri Pyaari Bindu is a perfect summertime rom-com and I guess most of you are surely going to enjoy this.