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Shubh Mangal Saavdhan movie review: Ayushman’s erectile dysfunction could lead upto serious comedy

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan movie review: Ayushman’s erectile dysfunction could lead upto serious comedy
Written by Shubham Dwivedi

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan is a Hindi film starring Ayushman Khurana and Bhumi Pednekar. Story of the film is set in small town where Mudit (Ayushman Khurana) and Sugandha (Bhumi Pednekar) fall in love with one another but will get married only with the consent of their parents. As the story progresses both the families discover that Mudit has erectile dysfunction and he is getting treatment for it. As small town mentalities are, Sugandha’s father gets very upset and wants to call off the marriage unless Mudit cures his erectile dysfunction. On the other hand Mudit’s father finds it very hard to believe that his son has this problem and continues to denies it. The goal of Mudit and Sugandha is to get married here by not running away and instead taking the troubles head on.

Written by Hitesh Kewalya, the story is unbelievably fresh, honest and nothing like this is ever made in Hindi cinema before. Film is based on a 2013 Tamil film by the name of Kalyana Samayal Saadham which has more or less the same story. Comedy of the film lies in its dialogues and situations, no slapstick or intentional comedy is used. R.S. Prasanna has directed this film very raw and has made his mark as a new age film-maker. Treatment of the topic erectile dysfunction has been dealt with a lot of sensitivity without using vulgarity or words that would get censored. As a matter of fact film has received no damage from censor board and got passed with U/A certificate.

Ayushman and Bhumi have perhaps more chemistry with each other than any couple does even after 20 years of marriage. Bhumi did her first film with Ayushman titled Dum Laga ke Haisha and received immense praise and box office in return. With her latest release Toilet- Ek Prem Katha co-starring Akshay Kumar, she became the part of a blockbuster. Ayushman has also seen a hit recently with Bareilly ki Barfi and the praise this team received from the industry was never seen before. Both Ayushman and Bhumi have done a perfect job with their roles and nothing can stop this film from becoming a hit at the box office.

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Shubham Dwivedi

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