Cast: Yami Gautam, Vikrant Massey, Suhail Nayyar, Ayesha Raza, Rajeev Gupta, Menka Kurup, Mazel Vyas
Director: Puneet Khanna
Rating: three stars (out of 5)
A layer of floor gloss, a cloak of amiability and a splash of light irreverence cling to Ginny Weds Sunny, a breezy rom-com simply out on Netflix, like a gossamer wrapper, making it a simple movie to observe. If solely it didn’t choose to skim the floor of the complexities of new-age love, it may need became one thing infinitely extra substantial than simply mildly diverting leisure. But within the bit that it places on present, there’s a appreciable diploma of competence.
The screenplay (Navjot Gulati and Sumit Arora) is wise sufficient to not take itself too significantly, debutant director Puneet Khanna imparts a simple movement to the story of entanglements and endearments, and the performances are consistent with the enjoyable spirit of the enterprise.
Indeed, there is not an excessive amount of to dislike in Ginny Weds Sunny, barring the contradictions that beset the lead characters and the contrived climax that rests squarely one woman’s change of coronary heart – it occurs after an excessive amount of emotional manipulation – and one other’s act of altruism. If you consider the image that the movie paints, some to-ing and fro-ing in issues of the center is freed from the chance of everlasting harm.
The heroine, Ginny (Yami Gautam), a Delhi-NCR insurance coverage firm worker, is a troublesome, free-spirited woman who doesn’t make a music and dance in regards to the insurgent in her. She believes that she doesn’t want a person to be frequently by her facet. When one of many guys in her life says he’ll give her freedom to do what she needs after marriage, she dismisses the suggestion with the scorn it deserves.
Yet, Ginny is concerned by the truth that her fixed chaperone and ex-boyfriend, pampered transport firm scion Nishant (Suhail Nayyar), is dedication phobic. We are advised that the 2 broke up a yr and half again, however the woman doesn’t break away utterly from Nishant. That choice of hers flies within the face of her competition that the fixed firm of a person is not important.
Moreover, when push involves shove, Ginny has no qualms about ridiculing Sunny (Vikrant Massey), a neighbourhood boy has a crush on her and is in a determined hurry to get hitched, for being “a marriage addict”. That sobriquet, the woman asserts, is legitimate for her mom Shobha Juneja (Ayesha Raza), too. But, then, that is not stunning in any respect – her mother is an expert matchmaker.
Mrs Juneja is for certain that the straightlaced Sunny, solely son of ironmongery shop proprietor Pappy Sethi (Rajeev Gupta), is the right match for her daughter. She goes out of her approach to assist him woo Ginny with out taking the latter into confidence – which clearly leaves the door ajar for main recriminations within the pre-climax sequences. And there may be in fact a household tragedy that Ginny hasn’t been capable of stay down – it turns out to be useful when ties between her and Sunny attain tipping level and it turns into obligatory for her to soften. Ginny life alternates between her virtually businesslike interactions with Nishant – most of them in his swanky new Beemer – and her blossoming romance – or one thing akin to it – with Sunny, which pans out in the midst of autorickshaw and Metro practice rides.
Sunny lives together with his mild-mannered dad, mother Rita (Menka Kurup) and little sister Nimmi (Mazel Vyas) however needs to department out on his personal and begin a tandoori restaurant. Getting married is central to his plans for the instant future. Sunny has had a crush on Ginny since their college days, however behind his thoughts is the concern that she is approach out of his league. Hence the key take care of the woman’s matchmaker-mother.
The heroine’s ex-boyfriend, who continues to be part of her circle of buddies, is a bundle of contradictions. So a lot in order that he turns into a byword for confusion. In reality, “Confusion” is the identify underneath Ginny saves the man’s quantity in her telephone.
For all its good intentions and common technical finesse – cinematographer Nuthan Nagaraj bathes the movie in a cheerful glow – Ginny Weds Sunny is marred by a little bit of the identical confusion that defines Ginny’s relationship with the flighty Nishant. By the time he lastly decides to formally suggest to her, a lot water has flowed underneath the bridge.
None of the foremost characters within the movie, even the considerably standoffish Nishant, is unlikeable. Nishant is wracked by doubts, Sunny is awkward, and the worried-stiff mother and father know precisely when their wards are to be left alone. It is a pleasant, compact world the place minor errors result in solely minor conflicts. They by no means snowball into imbroglios that can’t be sorted out with a little bit of tact.
The bother with such a world is that the viewers can start to foretell effectively earlier than the movie is into its ultimate one-third how precisely it’s all going to finish. To that extent, Ginny Weds Sunny springs no unsettling surprises. What it does, nonetheless, is craft a narrative that alternates between the humorous and the solemn with out shedding contact with its witty core.
On the appearing entrance, Vikrant Massey and Yami Gautam make an incredible display screen pair – the previous’s studied gawkiness is the right foil to the latter’s cheeky vibrancy. Suhail Nayyar, within the position of the ex-boyfriend who takes his personal candy time to get the message that his time his up, is earnest and cocky by turns with out displaying the strains of the repeated shifts.
Nobody enlivens Ginny Weds Sunny as a lot as Rajeev Gupta (an actor so pure that he by no means appears to interrupt a sweat) and Ayesha Raza (who’s at all times on the highest of her sport, lending energy to the movie’s high-spiritedness).
There is nothing eye-popping, large or fats in regards to the marriage ceremony that the movie ends with, and that’s the principal plus level of Ginny Weds Sunny. That it is not the form of entertainer that may sweep you off your ft doesn’t undermine its skill to maintain you curious about the destiny of the 2 protagonists till the very finish, irrespective of what number of missteps mar the progress of the duo – and the movie.