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‘Doordarshan’ Movie Review: The Manu Rishi-Mahie Gill starrer is good light-hearted watch for the weekend
Ritu Arya, Sandeep Arya
Mahie Gill, Manu Rishi, Dolly Ahluwalia, Supriya Shukla, Rajesh Sharma, Mehak Manwani, Sumit Gulati
Bollywood Bubble Rating
What’s It About
The movie revolves around the life of a middle-aged man Sunil (Manu Rishi) whose mother (Dolly Ahluwalia) has been in a coma for the past 30 years. But, after a hilarious incident, she wakes up from her 3-decade long coma and asks who is Vimla? Following strict orders, Sunil can’t give his mother stress, so now with his two notorious kids and a wife on the verge of divorce, Sunil has to create the same environment from the 1980s. Will he be able to do it? Will he be able to bring his mother back to normal life? Well, for that you will have to watch the movie.
What’s Hot – What’s Not
Well, the movie has a lot of high points, from the plot to the actors. The plot of the movie was quite engaging from the start. The screenplay was to the point and did not feel like a drag. Dolly Ahluwalia did a very good job with her character as a Dadi and you could feel the connection between her and her son Sunil.
Manu Rishi was a delight to watch and his character’s need for his mother to stress-free formed a connection with the audience. ‘Doordarshan’ showed the mother-son connect beautifully. Chaddha’s pairing with Mahie was refreshing too and they were quite quirky together.
The cinematography of the movie was also not so bad but there was a vast space for improvement. Gagan Puri did a good job with his direction while in some shots you did feel it lacking.
The background score of the movie was also good and it did not feel overpowering. The music of the movie was good too but forgettable. The song Aaya Laadiye was the only stand out track for me.
Talking of the negatives, the movie did lack a bit of logic in some scenes. You would be left wondering how things turned out this way. Mahie’s character’s accent will put you off in most places. The scene where the Dadi woke up from a coma also was a bit too over-exaggerated but you can overlook that because of the comedic element.
‘Doordarshan’ is definitely a good one time watch. You can surely go with your family and have a nice laugh over the quirky antics of the film. I will go with 3 stars.
While the movie is good, it will be a tough competition with another big-budget movie at the box-office, ‘Thappad’. So the movie might struggle to do well at the box-office. However, I would like to be proved otherwise.
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