‘Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana’ movie review: Dragged storyline makes this a tedious watch

Directed By: Manish Harishankar
Produced By: TP Aggarwal, Rahul Aggarwal
Cast: Vivaan Shah, Akshara Haasan, Gurmeet Choudhary, Kavitta Verma
Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes
Bollywood Bubble Rating: 2.5/5

Bollywood and love stories share an inexplicable bond as the element of love is infused in most of the movies with vivid angles. But, when there’s a love triangle happening, you know what’s next. An almost predictable plot with some moist eyes is what you duly expect. But, does the film qualify in the described category or is it something totally different? Let’s find out in the ‘Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana‘ movie review here…

A lower middle class guy named as Laaddoo (Vivaan Shah) dreams of a wealthy life and leaves his father’s (Darshan Jariwala) cycle-selling business to hunt for greener pastures. He goes to Vadodara and joins an uncle’s restaurant business, but as a waiter. That’s where he meets Laali (Akshara Haasan), a beautiful girl with strong morals. He falls for her but as he is not rich, he joins a big firm with Laali in a bid to scale new heights and earn loads of money. But even before he could establish himself in his career, Laali gets pregnant and there you are reminded of ‘Salaam Namaste’. Yes, the girl chooses to keep the Baby while the boy wants to run behind his ambitions. Their families get involved and the kids get exchanged with the parents, and Laali’s new parents (who were Laaddoo’s parents earlier) find a suitable groom in the form of Veer, a royal Prince who is ready to marry a pregnant girl for certain reasons. Well, what happens next is not something we would like to reveal right now, because we are sure you might have got the drift. In fact, the trailer itself was enough to foretell the plot. That’s how predictable it was.

Talking of performances, the director of the movie has rightly picked senior actors like Sanjay Mishra, Saurabh Shukla and Darshan Jariwala, to bring about the perfect amalgamation of comic-timing with emotions. And, they are spot on in their roles. The surprise element was of course Ravi Kishan, a suave businessman with a roving eye. His short-and-sweet role caught our instant attention. The lead actors Vivaan Shah, Akshara Haasan and Gurmeet Choudhary did an okay job, not giving us much to elaborate on. Akshara could have performed much better, her performance lacked depth. Vivaan and Akshara brought a sweet chemistry on celluloid, but we were not too impressed by their individual acts. Gurmeet suited the part of a royal perfectly, although he too couldn’t bring about the required amount of intensity in his role. Kavitta Verma had a very small role which did not leave a mark on us and we don’t think she had any scope to do better.

On the technical front, the screenplay was pretty good, but we were least impressed with unnecessary songs in the movie. The second half was dragged beyond limits and the ending could have been crisp and nice. Totally predictable and a dragged storyline makes this just a one-time watch for us. Go for it, only if you are a fan of either of the actors or for the semi-bromance between Sanjay Mishra and Saurabh Shukla. They are class apart!

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