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Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, the Trailer Is Trailblazer



 “Kab se  janta hai  ki tu yeh hai?” the inquisitive Uncle asks  Ayushman Khurrana.

Yeh  nahin  bolte gay bolte hain… aur  aapne  kab  jana ki aap gay nahin hain?”Khurrana retorts

If every  other  line  of  dialogue  in  this quirky  crazy love story is just as   crisp and corny, then  let’s not beat around  the ‘blush’ , Ayushmann  has  another winner on his hands. This one  seems to be more  of a game-changer  than   his earlier  films. He plays  a gay man hellbent on marrying his gay partner   played by YouTube star Jitendra Kumar.

Kumar and Khurrana  look  so comfortable with one  another, it is  hard to believe Hindi cinema can actually  make two men in love look so convincing. For sure, the trailer  proves Khurrana  has more chemistry with his  latest co-star than he had with Yami Gautam  in Vicky Donor  and Bala,and that’s no  exaggeration.

The  trailer seems  to enjoy the  thought  of  making  parents and other  homophobic sections  squirm in  their  seats.Jitendra Kumar tells his aghast parents that the minute he saw Khurrana his was enlarged…pupils  of his eye, silly.What did the parents think?

 Debutant director Hitesh Kawalya invests a  lot  of  kinetic energy  into  making the  same-sex lovers run through a gauntlet of parental doubts , right until the mandap where  Jitendra Kumar is all set to  marry a girl  of his parents’ choice.

No doubt  love wins , though how  the audience reacts to this tale  of same-sex revelry  remains to be seen. The  trailer seems  to suggest a very happy film about a gay couple. The blitheness may be  a blinder . In real life game couples who have to surmount numnerous problems,  hardly have anything to laugh about. Here  there is  plenty of laughter  .Even  Jitendra Kumar’s parents Gajraj Rao and Neena  Gupta seem far happier playing  Jitendra Kumar’s parents  than they seemed playing Khurrana’s parents in Badhaai Ho.

At one point  Gajraj Rao suggests that watching porn has turned his son into  a homosexual.

Lekin ussmein toh ladkiyan  hoti hain,”  counters  Manurishi Chadha.

Ladke bhi toh  hote hain,” Rao sneers.

In the  meanwhile Khurrana taunts  his lover  about his impending marriage(to a girl). “Now begins your Roadies.Are you up to the task?”

Up indeed.

Trailer Rating: *** ½ (3 and a half stars)

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