Parineeti Chopra and Ayushmann Khurrana’s Meri Pyaari Bindu has hit the theatres today. Read the movie review to find out if its worth your money and time…
So I was eagerly waiting to watch Yash Raj Film’s Meri Pyaari Bindu, because it has two actors’ Parineeti Chopra and Ayushmann Khurrana, both of whose work I’ve really enjoyed. Produced by Maneesh Sharma and helmed debutant Akshay Roy. MPB has managed to get positive response for its trailers, songs and the music, but does it manage to win you over as a complete package? Read BollywoodLife’s Meri Pyaari Bindu review to find out…
#What’s it about
The film revolves around Abhimanyu Roy aka Bubla and Bindu’s who have very little in common and their journey. While Bindu is free spirited girl who lives life on her own terms, Bubla is her puppet who also happens to be head-over-heels in love with this notorious girl. The duo are as different as chalk and cheese and yet they share a bond that’s so special that they’re almost irreplaceable in each others lives. However, when two people seek different things and at times when two people end up being in the right place at the wrong time things cannot/do not work. And the same happens with Abhimanyu and Bindu, they come together, drift apart, come together and…. Well, you can watch the movie to find out what happens in the end. Amidst all this we get a sneak peek at what they two are actually up to. Abhimanyu has become a celebrated adult film writer, who is as popular as Chetan Bhagat. He’s trying hard to break from the adult genre and give a pure romantic novel for almost over two years. He ultimately finds the idea of this book in his own love story with Bindu. The movie moves forth and back into the past and present as Abhimanyu talks about his story with Bindu.
Ayushmann Khurrana and Parineeti Chopra give their hundred percent to a role which lacks depth. Both the lead stars play their parts well and looks adorable together. Their camaraderie is natural and easy and that gives MPB a easy-breezy feel. A special mention for Parineeti Chopra who looks beautiful and manages to play her spontaneous, naughty self with so much ease despite not being provided with an apt role to flaunt her acting chops. The actress proves each time that she’s deserving of a chance and can deliver in almost any role. Ayushmann too is charming and manages to do justice to his part.
The retro music and Sachin-Jigar’s music is soothing and goes well with the film’s romantic theme. While it is the 70s and 80s music that you enjoy the most, tracks like Afeemi and Maana Ke Hum Yaar weave magic too. The film’s cinematography by Tushar Ray is good. Characters like Abhimanyu’s parents and relatives do a good job in the limited framework they have.
Well, the story lacks the punch and so does the narrative. There’s not one high point in the film, Suprotim Sengupta in a bid to make the film real ends up making it so ordinary that it lacks taste. The comedy attached to the adult writer’s character is too obvious and predictable. There are also too many stereotypical characters and references like horny women (Savita Bhabhi like) trying to hit on Abhimanyu. The time frame of the film lacks logic. For example: Considering that Abhimanyu and Bindu were five when they met and even though the former was a smart child he only graduates at the age of 24. And then is through with his post graduation a little too quickly to bag a job. The style in the 90s is another thing that the makers got all wrong. While the radio, tape recorder and cassettes that were a part of the 80’s and 90’s the characters styling in the film is very millennial. Director Akshay Roy fails to make you enjoy Abhimanyu’s love or connect with Bindu’s indecisive nature.
#What to do
The film is bland and lacks the masala that is attached with most Bollywood commercial films of this genre. Characters that are superficial and flimsy storyline makes Meri Pyaari Bindu a tedious watch. Ayushmann and Parineeti are the only melody in this out of tune love story. And yes, if not for Ayushmann and Parineeti, this film is a BORE!