I have waited AGES to see this movie and finally I did see it with my mom! I have followed it since it had been announced, waited for the trailers and the soundtrack eagerly.
Sweety is attending a wedding party in Delhi along with her whole family; her father Balbri, elder brother Babloo and grandmother Beeji. A year later she meets Sahil Mitza, a playwright who falls head over heels in love with her and in a lovely story about love and family the plot, as well as secrets and truths, unwind.
Okay straight off I LOVED this movie! I will go in to specifics in some other spoiler section (not here), but now I just want everyone to see it with the whole family or with a group of friends. The humour was absolutely delightful, the colours are sun laced, it shows Punjab and Delhi as they are, but still with a small filter of fantasy and all the relationships in this are very well thought out. I honestly started tearing up in the first few minutes of it. It was all so beautiful!
The movie is directed and co-written by Shelly Chopra Dhar, daughter of director Vidhu Vinod Chopra who is a producer of this film, and the co-writer is Gazal Dhaliwal, a (trans) woman. Together they have pulled together a film so wonderful, so relatable and happy its like a breath of fresh air as a movie about LGBQT people should be.
As for the marketing, all I have to say is that they did a good job in hiding the twists and turns of the plot. The music videos too are misleading and it was wonderful to see them in their full form used in the movie. It was clear they knew what they were doing with this film.
I don’t want to say anything more except that it will make you cry, laugh, smile and feel everything an Indian film should give you with an open heart. So go and WATCH IT! It’s a landmark film in Indian cinema history and you won’t be disappointed. Watch the trailer below if you want to. I was already sold on the movie before seeing it and I enjoyed it even knowing the “unexpected” part of the romance. But it was better than I expected! So watch the trailers below or go see it blind, either way works, because what you see if fantastic screenwriting and characters you learn to grow and love.
Official Trailer Two:
My Other posts on the movie or something related to it:
Good Morning and Why I cannot wait for Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga!!
There’s a similarity in the film to the book and movie Damsel in Distress, which I can’t personally say anything about since I have not read the book or seen the movie, but these SPOILER reviews explain the connection and the similarities and differences Here and Here
Thank you for reading!
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