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Movie Review: Shubh Mangal Savdhan (2017)

★★★☆☆
Box Office: Hit

SMSHUBH MANGAL SAAVDHAN is the story of two lovebirds who are about to get married but they stumble across an expected roadblock. Mudit (Ayushmann Khurrana) and Sugandha (Bhumi Pedenkar) fall for each other but neither approaches the other. Sugandha is waiting for Mudit to make the first move. When he does, things however go horribly wrong. Nevertheless, they fall in love and decide to get married. Their respective families also agree for this union. One night, when Mudit is alone with Sugandha at her place, they decide to make love. Sadly, Mudit is unable to perform due to anxiety. A shocked Mudit refuses to even talk about it. Unfortunately, the news of this ‘tragedy’ spreads and Sugandha’s parents find out. They assume Mudit is infertile and contemplate cancelling the wedding. How Mudit and Sugandha come out of this madness forms the rest of the film.

Reviews:

Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.0 “Shubh Mangal Saavdhan is a winner all the way!”
Rediff
4.0 “No Dysfunction Here, SMS Stands Tall”
Movietalkies
4.0 “A perfect stress buster for the common man, this film should not to be missed at any cost this weekend.”
Deccanchronicle
4.0 “This is easily one of the best films that Bollywood has given us in 2017, a year that has been notoriously dry as far as good cinema is concerne”
Indiatoday
3.5 “Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’ keeps you entertained long enough to make it worth a watch.”
Times of India
3.5 “This Is The Comedy We Deserved & Story We Needed”
Koimoi
3.5 “. It has a unique theme and it delivers all its sex charged punches with aplomb. This one’s hard-core fun. “
Filmfare
3.5 “This film subtly, beautifully delves on this very idea of machismo, employing first-rate humour to discuss male sexual issues that otherwise remain so hidden under the carpet”
Mid-Day
2.0 “Starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar, R. S. Prasanna’s Bollywood debut is an angry, progressive and surprisingly romantic film”
Filmcompanion
3.0 “SHUBH MANGAL SAAVDHAN is a light hearted flick that can be seen by the whole family despite its taboo subject.”
Bollywood Hungama
3.0 “Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, breezy enough at its core not to be bogged down by the weight of its daring and untested pivotal plot point, is never less than entertaining.”
NDTV Movies
3.0 “This is a brave and bright film with its heart in the right place and its gaze refreshingly free of a gender bias fixed firmly at the crotch level.”
Sify
3.0 “SHUBH MANGAL SAAVDHAN manages its promise date of a rom com that offers something different, thanks to its quirky, bold, snappy and saucy fun powered by an all the way endearing Ayushmann Khurrana & Bhumi Pednekar”
Glamsham
3.0 “Much-needed rom-com; lucid, pragmatic and not ‘dysfunctional’ at all”
Indiatvnews
3.0 “Ayushmann Khurrana’s dysfunction will leave you excited”
Zeenews
3.0 “This is a brave and bright film with its heart in the right place and its gaze refreshingly free of a gender bias fixed firmly at the crotch level.”
Mid-Day: Subhash K. Jha
Average Reviews
2.5 “This One Falls Short Of Reaching Its Desirable Climax! “
Filmibeat
2.5 “The Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar film falls into the category of ‘could have been better’”
Indianexpress
Negative Reviews
2.0 “A remake of the very successful Tamil film Kalyana Samayal Saadham, this Bollywood film is a one trick pony that is carried for two hours by a fine ensemble of supporting cast and some funny writing. “
Nowrunning
2.0 “The film fails to get it up despite Ayushmann Khuranna’s fine act”
Hindustantimes

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