Nepotism is over used these days: Ayushmann Khurrana

Lawrence Kim
May 13, 2017

Sarkar 3 and Meri Pyaari Bindu released today and it looks like the latter will be taking lead on the former at the Box Office. Like Ranbir, even Ayushmann stays in the friendzone most of the time, but he does get a breakthrough at one point.

Abhimanyu Roy (Ayushmann Khurrana) aka Bubla is a famed writer who writes sleazy novels which is all about horror, thrills and women. This can be one of the threats to Meri Pyaari Bindu but again films are essentially the director/writer's prerogative and they may easily take that creative liberty to deal with their subject.

Ayushmann Khuranna plays a writer in the film. Bindu (Parineeti Chopra) is his neighbour from childhood and the duo has thousands of memories.

Meri Pyaari Bindu is watchable but don't expect the quintessential Bollywood romance.

The story is narrated through a set of songs ranging from Md Rafi and Asha Bhosle's Abhi Na Jao Chhor Ke (Hum Dono, 1961) to Aarti Mukherjee's Do Naina Aur Ek Kahaani (Masoom, 1960) and Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar's Disco 82 (Khuddaar, 1980). Firstly, the movie reviews that have thrashed both the movies and secondly, Baahubali 2. Abhimanyu describes their relationship as the LOC between love and friendship, but, save for a few scenes, the film doesn't bring out the emotional artillery, opting instead for a wry almost-there-but-not-quite love story. The audience will be left surprised to wait to end up the love story. Khuranna and Chopra nonetheless are charismatic when it comes to portraying friendship - the screen lights up with life and charm every time they get into the zone and enjoy some harmless fun on the streets of Kolkata. She can really act and emote, that's something that we are convinced about.

Chopra's passionate craziness for singing, too, is not visible.

The movie is set to hit the theatres this Friday. Apparently, Yashraj Films had already booked certain screens for Meri Pyaari Bindu well in advance, leaving Sarkar 3, at the receiving end, with exhibitors in no mood to relent.Veteran distributor and exhibitor Ramesh Sippy, who controls the prominent Chitra cinema in Mumbai and the top 3 multiplexes in Saurashtra, has chose to forego the Hindi films at Chitra and allot only a few shows to them in his multiplex. "The exhibition trade is full of buzz that both films will be sacrificed at the box-office", he says.All in the gameEve.

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