Running Shaadhi Movie Review
CAST:Amit Sadh, Taapsee Pannu, Arsh Bajwa
DURATION:1 hour 55 minutes
Freshly out of a job, Ram Bharose (Amit Sadh), his friend Cyber (Arsh Bajwa) and his daughter Nimmi (Taapsee Pannu) from his former employer start a marriage service to help couples flee . Will he be a customer one day?
Growing up, we’ve all heard stories about fleeing couples. While we do not hear many tales of elopment anymore, at least in big cities, it is still a phenomenon in smaller cities. Mix it up with technology and you have Running Shaadi, where writer Navjot Gulati and director Amit Roy make a tight little novel.
And it’s not just about running away. The egalitarian relationship developed by the main pair is laudable but credible. They talk about their menstrual cycle, discuss pre-marital sex, abortions and other “sensitive” subjects in a casual way, as is the case with most young people. A stubborn girl and a wild child at heart, Nimmy is totally on Bharose’s newest risky venture — a marital site that helps couples flee. Until the first half, the movie convinces you of their absurd business concept. But it is in the second half that the film really takes off and takes you for a joyride. The twists, although expected, are fun and comedy is very relevant; There is always a laughing around. The characters are credible and face realistic dilemmas in their lives.
The real fun parts, however, are those of the support cast. Whether Cyber with his subjugated, subtle role as a sidekick nerdy, or English Bharose gossip Bihari uncle played by Brijendra Kala, or his brother-in-law and his family or the many couples that the trio help to flee — They’re all hilarious. The story is funny and irreverent and performance up to the mark. The music never hinders the story and the length, at 1 hour 55 minutes, is right. Although the constant beep of the .com at the end of the title is a bit irritating, you can leave this slide by considering the film has been stuck in limbo for three years.
Although there may not be a lot of Shaadi, there is certainly a lot of fun running around that you may want to check out.