3.5 / 5
Rinku Sooryavanshi (Sara Ali Khan) has a penchant for running away from her home in Siwan, Bihar. Vishu (Dhanush), is a Tamil pursuing his MD in Delhi. He is kidnapped by his relatives when he comes to Bihar to a medical camp and the two are drugged and subsequently married. The catch is, Vishu is about to be married to Mandy (Dimple Hayathi) soon. And Rinku is in love with a magician called Sajjad Ali Khan (Akshay Kumar). They agree that she will accompany Vishu to his engagement in Tamil Nadu, and they will separate when Sajjad returns from Africa. But due to the circumstances, things did not go well as planned. Mandy breaks the engagement after learning the truth, Vishu develops feelings for Rinku, who in turn finds himself in love with Vishu and Sajjad. How the dilemma is resolved is the crux of the story …
While the casting of Akshay Kumar, Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush has been celebrated as a coup by some, others have questioned it, saying there was too much age difference between Sara. and Akshay. After watching the movie, her cast looks perfect. Because it’s the glue of the chemistry between Dhanush and Sara, between Akshay and Sara and between the three actors that holds the film firmly together. Aanand L Rai has a taste for telling complex love stories. His Tanu Weds Manu: Returns for example, tackled the delicate problem of a man falling in love with a double of his wife while he was still married, Raanjhanaa dealt with the obsession of a man for a girl of whom he is in love since childhood and here he releases a story around a girl struggling with emotional trauma and how love helps her cope.
There is no quick fix in the movie. The couple are not immediately attracted to each other after they forcibly marry. The emotional pull they feel for each other grows over time. The film weaves together a set of episodes, which combine to bring them together. The way Rinku and Vishu treat the elephant in the room or the man on top of the elephant – Sajjad Ali, is also handled creatively. There is a lot of drama but everything is brushed up with a comedic touch. You laugh at the tragicomic sequences and eagerly await the next plot twist. The film is rather chaplinesque in its steps, which take place at their own pace. But you don’t get bored once despite it. It helps that composer AR Rahman is in great shape here. Romantic movies need good music, and tracks like Chaka chak and Little little are indeed earworms. And the poetic Rait zara si is the icing on the cake. Congratulations also to Irshad Kamil for writing evocative lyrics. Rai knows how to properly imagine a song and all of them are put together with imagination.
The unlikely scenario would have fallen flat in the hands of lesser players. But like we said earlier, Rai knew what he was doing when he picked this particular cast. Akshay Kumar has never played this kind of role before. He explores his sensitive side while playing his strong point – that of an exaggerated heroic character. The role suits him and we see that he took a lot of fun playing this unusual character. Sara Ali Khan’s stars had dwindled after the Love Aaj Kal debacle but here she once again showed why she is much admired for her natural ease in front of the camera. Rai’s leadership boosted her self-confidence. She’s showing off in every way, whether it’s as a fiery girl who wants to get away with her lover, as a bride with mixed feelings about her marriage, or as a woman finally acknowledging the realities of life. the life. Dhanush teamed up with Rai after eight years, which once again extracted a well-rounded performance from him. The Southern Superstar has the ability to downplay his characters and knows how to use his silence and body language and has done it here effectively. You want to know more about Vishu and you wonder why he doesn’t have a story. You want to applaud Vishu’s resilience while dealing with the difficult situation he finds himself in. Her pain, as well as her love, is painfully real.
Overall, Atrangi Re is an unusual love story backed up by great performances by Akshay Kumar, Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush and hummable music by AR Rahman. Aanand L Rai has found his rhythm with this entertaining film which also carries a message. The director should have made the bet on this film of well-being and given it a theatrical release, rather than settling for a OTT Release.
Trailer: Atrangi Re
Hiren Kotwani, December 23, 2021, 10:03 PM IST
3.5 / 5
Story: Rinku Sooryavanshi (Sara Ali Khan) is married to V Venkatesh Vishwanath Iyer aka Vishu (Dhanush), a medical student from Tamil Nadu, at the request of his Naani (Seema Biswas). However, she is madly in love, rather obsessed, with Sajjad Ali Khan (Akshay Kumar), a magician. How this story between this weird triangle unfolds gradually, taking unexpected turns along the way.
Review: The film starts off quickly with Rinku on the run, chased by a few men. But she is far from being a young lady, this distress, she is a fiery, daring and strong girl, she is someone who does not give up too easily.
While Rinku’s grandmother and dictatorial uncles demand to know the name of the guy she’s been planning to run away with for years, she doesn’t want to reveal his name yet. Enraged by her insolence, the naani asks her uncles to pick up (read “kidnap”) any unknown man from outside their town and marry Rinku to her immediately, so that she ceases to be a burden on the family.
Vishu will soon be engaged to his girlfriend Mandy aka Mandakini (Dimple Hayathi), also the daughter of his college dean. But it turns out that instead, he finds himself forcibly married to Rinku. Sara and Dhanush share an interesting chemistry that, while not there, livens up the screen.
Director Aanand L Rai and his screenwriter Himanshu Sharma (story, script and dialogues) have once again imagined a new story around protagonists at the opposite end of the spectrum and unlikely to meet in real life or under normal circumstances. Rai thinks outside the box and creates a new, hitherto unexplored and unexplored conflict in a love affair. At the same time, it also brings the flavors of the places where the story takes place beautifully to life, while giving each one a distinct appeal. The first half is a snap, and while there is a hint of what might happen in the first half, thanks to Vishnu’s friend Madhsudhan (Ashish Verma), a lot is going on. are lost in translation in the second half. As a result, the narrative becomes repetitive and a bit tedious in the second half, making you wonder where this is all heading.
The concept at hand is unique and complex, and it’s not easy to translate cinematically without challenges, and that’s where the storytelling falters. But the good part is that in most situations, the effort has been to keep the humor intact. The film also tackles the issue of mental health without delving too deeply into it.
Himanshu’s handwriting certainly could have been louder, sharper, and more effective. Fortunately, the songs don’t shock or interrupt the narrative and move the story forward. And of course, Rai makes up for it with an interesting twist at the end that touches you, like most of his stories.
Dhanush offers a versatile performance and effectively conveys the many emotions that his character Vishu goes through at different points in the film. Whether he expresses his shock and anger at being kidnapped or admits his love for Rinku, or the helplessness he shows when he feels he is going to lose her to another man, the actor is all through his brilliant form.
Sara Ali Khan puts her whole heart into her role as Rinku and delivers her performance with tremendous courage and conviction. At certain points in the film, especially in some emotional scenes, a certain degree of restraint would have improved his performance.
As the Sajjad magician, Akshay Kumar has limited reach, although his character is an integral part of the story. He appears in one of the film’s most memorable scenes, where he delivers a daredevil act like a “man on fire”, literally.
Ashish Verma as Vishnu’s friend Madhusudhan is very supportive and regularly brings a good dose of comedy.
Nitin Zihani Choudhary’s production design lends a rich and vibrant feel to the film, which begins in Sivan, Bihar and moves to Delhi and Chennai throughout the story. Cinematographer Pankaj Kumar did a great job of distinctly capturing the character of the different towns, adding to the look of the film.
AR Rahman once again reaffirms his status quo as an unprecedented composer in the entertainment industry today. While its background score adds to the drama, its folk-classic soundtrack strikes a chord and even makes you stomp on the music. Credit also goes to Irshad Kamil for his versatile lyrics, whether it’s fun numbers like Chaka Chak, Tera Rang and Little Little, soulful Tumhe Mohabbat Hai and Rait Zara Si, or upbeat Garda, making it a fantastic album that anyone can listen to. daytime.
While there are parts of the film that will leave you perplexed and curious for more details, that’s not to say the film isn’t fully entertaining. Here’s a unique story at your fingertips, an interesting cast of actors, a refreshing soundtrack and great performances. If you fancy watching a Hatke musical love story, this could be your pick of the week.