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Ginny Weds Sunny Movie Review: Vikrant Massey’s Comic Flair Makes This Tired Netflix Romcom With Yami Gautam Watchable

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Ginny Weds Sunny Movie Review: Vikrant Massey’s Comic Flair Makes This Tired Netflix Romcom With Yami Gautam Watchable

Ginny Weds Sunny Movie Review: How lazy does it feel to not just rehash the storyline of a popular film, but also its title? Aanand L Rai’s Tanu Weds Manu keeps banging your head, as you watch Netflix’s new desi romcom, Ginny Weds Sunny. Directed by debutant Puneet Khanna, the movie brings together the talented Vikrant Massey and Yami Gautam as a couple who may not look like they are made for each other, but ends up with each other. If you think that’s a spoiler, why not recheck the title? Ginny Weds Sunny: Vikrant Massey Says His Upcoming Film’s Music Album Has a Song for Every Mood.

Unlike the NRI Manu, Sunny (Vikrant Massey) is no NRI, but a desi boy from NCR, who has a knack of making great dishes. He wants to open a restaurant, but his father (Rajiv Gupta) will only finance it if he gets married. If you think that condition is weird, so does Sunny’s girlfriend who promptly ditches him when he forces the marriage idea on her.

On the other side, we have the spunky Ginny (Yami Gautam), an insurance agent, whose mother Shobha (Ayesha Raza Mishra) is a marriage broker. But Shobha just can’t find the right guy for her daughter, who is still on an on-and-off relationship with her ex Nishant (Suhail Nayyar). When Sunny agrees for an arranged marriage, his father seeks the help of Shobha, who decides to get Sunny to woo Ginny. Does he manage to win the heart of the girl, on whom he once had a crush on… Again, read the title!!!

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It really shouldn’t matter if the storylines bear close semblance to TWM, as long as there are some fresh ideas in there. When it comes to Ginny Weds Sunny, the only freshness I saw was the parents helping the lovebirds get together, instead of the other way round which is the usual cliched route. It’s another matter that they do so through some very devious and emotional manipulation, including getting the guy to stalk the girl for days!

And yes, it also feels refreshing to see Massey taking on a lead role in a very conventional romcom. While he has done wonders in off-beat cinema and web-series, Ginny Weds Sunny gives him a chance to let himself loose, shake a leg and end up in an archetypal love triangle, where the third angle keeps shifting. Vikrant also gets to display his comic flair here, something we rarely get to see him do, and he does fantastic job at that. Ginny Weds Sunny gives Vikrant an opportunity to show the world that he can do mainstream as good as any star-kid, and, in whatever way this film is received, I do hope the producers offer films that get him to display this fun side occasionally.

Yami Gautam, luminescent as always, is charming as Ginny, though it isn’t a very challenging role for her. Especially, after that impressive turn she showed in Bala. The supporting cast, especially Ayesha Raza Mishra and Rajiv Gupta, is likeable enough.

It is the screenplay that turns out to be a letdown, after a very feisty first act. Sunny’s fallacious attempts to court Ginny provide some mirth, and the actors’ energies make the initial portions very much watchable. The dialogues are funny enough. Ginny Weds Sunny: Yami Gautam and Vikrant Massey Starrer To Premiere On Netflix On October 9!

The romcom begins to crumble once the romance is established and the movie drags in Ginny’s ex into the play again. From thereon, Ginny Weds Sunny loses its spunk as it gets into very familiar territory, with neither Ginny nor Sunny coming across as very sympathetic. She is very confused enough for someone who is supposed to be independent, he turns out to be a mopey loser. All leads to a third and trite third act that lacks any kind of surprises or twists. Like with the rehashed Mika song “Saawan Mein Lag Gayi Aag“, it is unfortunate that the film also rehashes every every trope from a Bollywood romantic drama.

Yay!

– Vikrant Massey

– An Entertaining First Act

Nay!

– The Boring Second and Third Acts

Final Thoughts

Ginny Weds Sunny is watchable only to see Massey get to do stuff Bollywood-y and do a fantastic job at that. Otherwise, the romcom goes through the same motions that we have seen in similar films. Ginny Weds Sunny is streaming on Netflix.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 09, 2020 01:53 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Neha Kakkar And Rohanpreet Singh Share Pictures From Their Mehendi Ceremony Ahead Of The Grand Wedding!

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Neha Kakkar And Rohanpreet Singh Share Pictures From Their Mehendi Ceremony Ahead Of The Grand Wedding!

Neha Kakkar and Rohanpreet Singh are reportedly set to tie the knot today, according to The Indian Express! Neha is currently in Delhi along with her family and close pals for the wedding ceremony and post that they would be heading to Punjab for the reception. Both Neha and her fiancé Rohanpreet have shared pictures across social media platforms from their pre-wedding festivities and the latest one are from their mehendi ceremony. And we must say, they indeed look stunning together! Neha Kakkar and Rohanpreet Singh’s Haldi Ceremony: Bright and Sunny, the Duo Looks Radiant in their Yellow Outfits (View Pics).

While sharing the pictures, Neha Kakkar wrote, “Mehendi Lagaungi Main Sajna @rohanpreetsingh Ke Naam Ki”. On the other hand, Rohanpreet Singh couldn’t stop gushing about his soon-to-be wife. He wrote, “Look at My Bride to be!!!” The duo were seen in colour-coordinated outfits. The two shared same pictures from the pre-wedding festivity on their respective Insta feeds. Neha opted for a bottle green lehenga by ace designer Anita Dongre. Rohanpreet also looked dapper in a matching sherwani from the same label. In one of the pictures you’ll also see Neha flaunting her mehendi design and on her ring finger, she has mentioned her beau’s (Rohan) name. Neha Kakkar Shares the Moment When Beau Rohanpreet Singh Proposed to Her (View Pics).

Neha Kakkar And Rohanpreet Singh’s Mehendi Ceremony Pics

Rohanpreet Singh and Neha Kakkar had confirmed about their relationship on October 9. The soon-to-be husband and wife recently featured in a wedding song titled ‘Nehu Da Vyah’. Wishing the lovely couple heartiest congratulations for the new beginning!

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 24, 2020 02:25 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Kirti Kulhari Is Giving a Blue Cotton Saree a Humble Spin With a Black Blouse!

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Kirti Kulhari Is Giving a Blue Cotton Saree a Humble Spin With a Black Blouse!

She made her way into the heart with Pink (2016), Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019) and Mission Mangal (2019). As humble as these innings may have been, her role as Anjana Menon in Amazon Prime Original Four More Shots Please! was what catapulted her to fame. The recent Emmy nominations for this web-series was an added cherry to the cake. In addition to these fine acting chops, Kirti regales with a chic style play. Contemporary and traditionalist sensibilities in equal measures are how she keeps the mood going on. A recent style is a perfect example of this perpetual versatile understated elegance that Kirti carries about her all the time. A blue cotton saree teamed with a cropped, loose black blouse was how she decided to woo us. A natural glam completed her look.

Showing us just how a simple six-yard can redefine the simplicity, here’s a closer look at Kirti’s saree style. Kirti Kulhari Describes Her Happy Mood With These Boomerang Videos on Finally Resuming Shoot.

Kirti Kulhari – Saree Chic

A blue cotton saree with an embroidered black blouse featuring voluminous sleeves was paired off with juttis, natural glam and wavy hair. Kirti Kulhari Indulges In Some Self Love, Flaunts A Perfect Stay-At-Home White Shirt, Ripped Denim Vibe!

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Kirti Kulhari (Photo Credits: Instagram)

On the professional front, Kirti will be seen as the British cop, Aaliya Shergill in the Parineeti Chopra starrer, The Girl On The Train, a mystery thriller directed by Ribhu Dasgupta and produced under the banner of Reliance Entertainment. The film features Parineeti Chopra playing the role of an alcoholic divorcee who gets embroiled in a missing person’s investigation.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 24, 2020 02:00 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Amyra Dastur’s Advocate Issues Clarification Against Accusations Made By Mahesh Bhatt’s Relative Luviena Lodh, Says ‘Video Contains False Statements’

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Amyra Dastur’s Advocate Issues Clarification Against Accusations Made By Mahesh Bhatt’s Relative Luviena Lodh, Says ‘Video Contains False Statements’

On Friday (October 23), Luviena Lodh, who is married to Mahesh Bhatt’s nephew Sumit Sabharwal, shared a video on Instagram accusing the filmmaker of harassment. She also claimed that she had filed for divorce from Sumit on getting to know that he supplies drugs to Amyra Dastur and Sapna Pabbi and Mahesh Bhatt is aware of this fact. She also called the veteran filmmaker as the ‘biggest don of the industry’. Amyra Dastur’s lawyer Saveena Bedi Sachar has issued a clarification against the accusations made by Luviena and mentioned in the statement that the ‘video contains false statements’. Mahesh Bhatt Rubbishes Luviena Lodh’s Harassment Allegations, Issues Statement and Reveals He Will Take Legal Action.

The statement shared by Advocate Saveena Bedi Sachar on Twitter read, “We refer to the statement in relation to our Client ‘Ms. Amyra Dastur’ AKA ‘Ms. Amy Dastur’ vide the Video recently released by one Ms. Luviena Lodh. Accordingly on instructions and on behalf of our Client it is clarified that, the said Video contains false statements relating to our Client and that our Client is convinced that the same is published with an aim to defame and cause harm, injury and damage to the reputation of our Client.”

The stamen further reads, “Our Client completely refutes all such statements referring to her vide the said Video as being completely false, unfounded and malicious and further reserves her right to seek all remedies available in law and equity. Our Client also states that, it is very unfortunate when individuals resort to such unfounded attacks and condemns the same.”

The Complete Statement Issued By Amyra Dastur’s Lawyer

The Video Shared By Luviena Lodh

The legal counsel of Vishesh Films, on behalf of Mahesh Bhatt, had issued a statement in response to the video posted by Luviena Lodh. The filmmaker not only called it as ‘false and defamatory’ but also stated that they would be taking legal actions against Luviena Lodh.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 24, 2020 01:48 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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