Directed By: Akshay Roy
Produced By: Aditya Chopra, Maneesh Sharma
Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Parineeti Chopra
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Bollywood Bubble Rating: 3.5/5
“I will not tell you our love story, because-like all real love stories-it will die with us, as it should.”- John Green.
The most beautiful thing about love stories is that they are born with us and they depart with us only. Some bath in the colour of fullfilness and some never embrace completeness. But they all take away chunks from us. Akshay Roy’s ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’ is one such heartwarming story of an unfinished love story that leaves a tinge of pang and a broad smile at the same time.
Abhimanyu Roy, a writer who is hugely popular for writing middle class horror stories, comes back to his hometown Calcutta during one of his futile phases. He has not been able to write anything for past three years. Finally, he sets down to pen his life’s first love story; and enters Bindu (Parineeti Chopra); the aspiring singer! Abhi and Bindu are the childhood best friends, companions of every little mischief, bound with the unseen chains of unquestioning affection, unconditional admirers of each other’s aspirations. Never did they know how love silently blossomed. Several times, life separates them, only to merge them later. But all endings aren’t happy, and unhappiness is a far stronger reality.
Not once could I take my eyes off Ayushmann and Parineeti’s flamboyant equation. These two have managed to gel up so well that the little nooks of their relationships come alive. Ayushmann, as the ‘no-tantrums’ guy hopelessly in love who is later stuck in being a wordsmith, does wonders. ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’ will certainly be considered one of Parineeti’s best performances ever, no questions asked. Next ones to steal the show are Ayushmann’s parents played by Rajatava Dutta and Aparajita Adhya.
Suprotim Sengupta’s screenplay comes around as the next mantra of success. It is close-knit, but not suffocating. It gives you enough space to savour what’s happening, but you don’t lose your way midway. Akshay Roy’s directorial debut will surely speak in favour of his skills of storytelling. Roy has, in the past, assisted someone as versatile as Farhan Akhtar and also someone as veteran as Mira Nair. He is someone you got to look out for. The sun-lit visuals must be an outcome of him visualising them for days! And then, we loved how the film embraces every loss with a feeling of contentment.
Sachin-Jigar’s music adds just the right mood; from the nascent feelings of calf love to the agony of separation and every other little twist that shares a space. Tushar Kanti Roy’s cinematography concentrates on capturing the meaningful moments and not just mere visuals; which makes it all the more effective.
This week, go for this one with the one you’d want to hold on to forever. You won’t regret!