GINNY WEDS SUNNY REVIEW

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Director: Puneet Khanna

Starring: Vikrant Massey, Yami Gautam, Ayesha Raza and Rajiv Gupta

Written by: Sumit Arora and Navjot Gulati

GINNY WEDS SUNNY is a story of two youngsters on different paths trying to achieve one goal: get married. Sunny (Vikrant Massey) who has a real passion for cooking wants to open a restaurant in place of his father’s current hardware store. In order to do that, his dad asks him to get married first. This starts out his journey to get married only to start his own restaurant. Ginny (Yami Gautam) on the other hand has been in a very complicated relationship with her so called “ex”. Ginny wants to get married to him and he constantly tells her to move on. Her mother Shobha (Ayesha Raza) wants her to get married and being a matchmaker, constantly has matches come see her while Ginny rejects them all, claiming she only wants to do a. “love marriage”. Sunny’s father Pappi (Rajiv Gupta) approaches Shobha to find a suitable match for his son. She agrees and asks him to send Sunny to meet her alone a few days later. But before that, they all meet at a wedding and that’s where Shobha gets an idea of making Sunny and Ginny fall in love. When he goes to meet her, she floats the idea to him and while he was reluctant eventually, Sunny agrees to woo and make Ginny fall in love with him. This leads to a series of tries in the metro, coincidental rickshaw rides and even a Badshah and Mika concert. Eventually Sunny and Ginny both get close and they along with Ginny’s friends are headed to Mussoorie. While in front of a beautiful valley and hot air ballons all around, Sunny when about to kiss Ginny, is interrupted by Ginny’s ex who choses that moment to propose marriage to Ginny. What happens next forms the rest of the film.

The film has an interesting plot. But that’s about it. The writing really disappoints. The story feels rushed and the obstacles are solved very easily or they just disappear on their own because the story has to move forward. The story is also quite predictable and the climax is a massive disappointment.

Technically, the film is good. Cinematography by Nuthan Nagaraj is good and captures the locales well. Editing by Sandeep Sethy is sans complaint. The production design and the costume design is superb and works very well in the film’s narrative. The music works fine in the film but not of the chartbuster variety. The background score is good, and in line with the film. The writing is a serious let down.

Performance wise the film is good. Vikrant Massey gives his best but poorly written character lets him down. Same with Yami Gautam. She’s a natural but again the scope of her performance was limited by the writing. Both of their chemistry on screen was great to see and Yami had a really wonderful screen presence. Ayesha Raza is great to watch as the jolly good mother trying to make her daughters life better. Rajiv Gupta as concerned father delivers a fine performance. The rest of the cast offered good support.

Director Puneet Khanna fails to alleviate the poorly written film, although he tries to execute it as best as he can.

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