Atrangi Re lives as much as its title. Directed by Aanand L Rai, it is refreshingly totally different, distinctive love story that so superbly breaks by the litter. It isn’t remotely near how we now have visualised or seen romances on display over time. The movie delves deep into relations we maintain onto, feelings which are left behind, the denial we frequently dwell in and the acceptance that follows after plenty of ache. The story subtly touches upon the problem of psychological well being as effectively however at no factors will get preachy. Starring Sara Ali Khan, Dhanush and Akshay Kumar in lead roles, Atrangi Re boasts of a casting coup which simply can not go fallacious. Although with energetic stars like Sara and Akshay, you assume the story may go a bit over-the-top, however the director maintains a steadiness so brilliantly that none of his characters overshadow one another. Every certainly one of them — even the supporting actors together with Vishu’s greatest buddy (Ashish Verma) and Rinku’s grandmother (Seema Biswas) — stand out of their elements. Akshay the celebrity, permits Sara to take the forefront, whereas Dhanush enhances her vitality.
The story revolves round Rinku Sooryavanshi (Sara) and Vishu (Dhanush) being married to one another forcefully. On their strategy to Vishu’s hometown, they arrive to an understanding that they’d comply with their very own paths as a result of they don’t seem to be meant to be together–and additionally as a result of Vishu is getting engaged in two days. Now enters Sajjad Ali (Akshay Kumar) who Rinku is in love with. How Rinku offers with the dilemma of being in love with Sajjad and likewise having emotions for Vishu on the similar time is what Aanand L Rai tells us by this movie, however in a slightly unconventional method.
The screenplay of Atrangi Re is probably certainly one of its USPs after the music. Himanshu Malhotra’s writing takes you to a distinct world the place love has a distinct which means. The scenes have been stitched in a fashion that they make you cry and smile on the similar time. Atrangi Re is free from any cliches of Bollywood movies. It would not persist with the tried-and-tested formulation that we normally see in love tales. It’s not your traditional boy meets lady type of a narrative. Neither is it a few couple who received married off forcefully, deciding to present their relationship an opportunity. It is method past what you and I may consider.
Within the climax, you truly realise that the movie deserved way more consideration than what you’ll have given till that time. The story unfolds at fairly a clean tempo with none pointless subplots. Although actually, I’d have wished to know a bit extra of Vishu’s background, his mother and father and fiance. That, I really feel, would have allowed us to narrate to his character higher as we do with Rinku’s.
In the long run credit of Atrangi Re, Sara Ali Khan options on the high of the forged members, adopted by Dhanush after which Akshay Kumar. This beautiful a lot sums up how Sara is the soul of this movie and holds her floor all through. As Rinku, a small city lady, she’s loopy, feisty, thick-skinned and fairly the insurgent, but emotionally connected to her mother and father. That is Sara’s fifth launch, and you would be mighty impressed to witness her vary as an actor. The Bihari dialect that she’s picked within the movie is on level and she or he by no means lets it go off observe. Her efficiency within the tune Chaka Chak is certainly her greatest to date. And to not point out her efficiency within the last act, which simply pierces by your coronary heart.
Enjoying the calm to Rinku’s storm is Vishu, a physician. Dhanush appears assured in his half and since his Bollywood debut with Raanjhanaa eight years in the past, he has fairly fitted into the Bollywood scheme of issues. Assign him some dance steps, add quirk to his character or give him some humorous antics to drag off, and he aces it. Nonetheless, Sara and Dhanush collectively as an onscreen couple do not actually set off any sparks with their chemistry. It is fairly bland to say the least. Then there is a dialogue within the movie when Dhanush is speaking and Sara says “Gaali mat do (don’t swear)” to which he replies, “Tamil mein bol raha hu (I’m talking Tamil)”. Properly, it is time Bollywood will get over with this obsession of together with stereotypical humour in a bid so as to add a comic book punch.
Akshay, who’s a magician within the movie, brings the Midas contact to the story, taking part in a pivotal function. Name it an prolonged cameo or no matter, he would not let it have an effect on his efficiency onscreen. Atrangi Re is Aanand and Akshay’s first-ever collaboration and it undoubtedly has upped the expectations for his or her upcoming initiatives — Raksha Bandhan and Gorkha.
Final however not the least, Atrangi Re’s music is simply pure gold and all credit score goes to AR Rahman’s compositions and background rating, and Irshad Kamil’s lyrics. Every tune units a distinct temper, the essence of which you need to take again residence. From Dhanush’s Love Me Little Little and Akshay’s Garda Udda Diya to the soulful tracks, Atrangi Re brings again the magic of musical love tales. Watch it on Disney+ Hotstar from December 24.
Film: Atrangi Re
Course: Aanand L Rai
Forged: Sara Ali Khan, Dhanush, Akshay Kumar