Directed By: Tanuja Chandra
Produced By: Zee Studios, Sutapa Sikdar, Shailja Kejriwal, Ajay Rai
Cast: Irrfan Khan, Parvathy
Duration: 2 hour 5 minutes
Bollywood Bubble Rating: 3.5/5
We all are aware of our inner self and its need of being single. But there comes a time in our lives when we do feel the urge of being with someone. Someone with whom we can chat, someone with whom we can travel, someone with whom we can live in our house. Who likes to be lonely anyway? So, thanks to all the dating websites and apps we have today, being single should hardly be an option. But, do we really get someone worthy enough to spend the life with, on a dating app? Well, we might!
Today after watching Tanuja Chandra’s ‘Qarib Qarib Singlle’, we definitely feel that hint of smile on our face as we step out of the theatre. This Irrfan Khan-starrer is a great slice of life film and that just pans out smoothly.
So, what is ‘QQS’ about? It is about a 35-year-old, no wait a 34-year-old, no wait actually a 33-year-old woman named Jaya (Parvathy) who is widow and now a single woman. Her friends advise her to date someone and then she finally creates an account and logs in to the world of a dating site. She soon meets a guy named Yogi (Irrfan Khan) in the digital world who is diagonally opposite to her. After a couple of meetings, they decide to go for a trip. This trip is more than just a trip. Both opt to meet all the ex-girlfriends of Yogi. These two whose lifestyles are totally different embark on a journey. Where will this journey take them in their lives? Watch the movie to find out…
Written by Kamna Chandra, the story of ‘Qarib Qarib Singlle’ is sweet and simple. The characters of Jaya and Yogi are someone whom we usually meet in our day-to-day life. It doesn’t get dramatic at all, making it a relaxing and realistic experience. When was the last time you watched a film and didn’t think, ab aage kya hoga, or when was the last time you really wanted a movie to go on and on? Well, that’s the effect of ‘QQS’. There are many laugh out loud sequences, and even if you are not laughing, each and every scene in this movie will at least make you smile.
Not many filmmakers would opt to make a rom-com which has characters in their 30s and 40s. But, hats off to Tanuja Chandra for doing that. She narrates the story of Yogi and Jaya beautifully. Chandra has shot the film at some wonderful locations and a special mention to cinematographer Eshit Narain for capturing those places brilliantly.
While the movie is very good, there’s just one thing that leaves us with a question. Will a woman get ready to go on a trip with a man whom she has just met twice? This being a personal choice will definitely not find many buyers.
When you have Irrfan Khan in a comedy film, then you can surely expect some amazing one-liners. Whenever we feel now the film is taking a serious turn, Irrfan’s one-liners with a poker face will leave you in splits. Parvathy makes an impact with her performance as she stands equal to Irrfan in comedy sequences. Neha Dhupia looks gorgeous in her cameo and we really wanted to see more dance moves of Isha Sharvani who also has a special appearance.
The music of the film is quite good and suits the film’s theme. ‘Khatam Kahani’ is the track you will love the most.
Overall, ‘Qarib Qarib Singlle’ is a must watch, especially for the people who love sweet-simple rom-coms. Watch it this weekend and relax yourself for those 2 hours 5 mins.
P.S. You will get the craving to eat pakodas while watching the film. 😉