Movie: Wedding Pullav
Direction: Binod Pradhan
Cast: Anushka Ranjan, Diganth Manchale, Karan Grover, Rishi Kapoor
Music Director: Salim-Sulaiman, Rohit R. Kulkarni
Cinematography: Gopal Shah
Editor: Sayyed Sameer
What is it about: It’s a romantic drama directed by the ace cinematographer Binodh Pradhan. The lead pair Anushka Ranjan & Diganth Manchale are debuting with this movie. Anushka (Anushka) & Adi (Diganth) are the best of friends since childhood and have been there for each other at any cost. At one point in their life they meet their life partners respectively. While they are celebrating the love in their respective lives, they tend to fall for each other without their knowledge, which leads everyone around them in confusion, this forms the crux of the story.
Why it’s disappointing: It’s disheartening to see a remarkable cinematographer making a movie of this sort, as he has left a great mark on Hindi films in his career. He’s won many awards and is always appreciated for his cutting edge lens work. The story is a very clichéd one, but still Bollywood repeats it and somehow tries to get away with it, but “Wedding Pullav” couldn’t escape the clutches of disaster.
The cast chosen was very lame and did not fit the attire at all, Anushka Ranjan doesn’t have a face for this flick or character of this short, she will definitely suit character roles but can’t pull of the hot chick look. Her performance was mediocre, couldn’t say anything else. The male lead Diganth, he can hardly emote in any scenes, he tries too much to copy his seniors but fails terribly. Definitely both have to work hard on their skills to make a space in Bollywood.
The rest of the cast is equally a disaster, as there were many yesteryear actors playing the supporting role, but even Rishi Kapoor couldn’t make this one an interesting.
There’s nothing to say about the technical team, as the movie is mostly shot in a Hotel in Thailand.
The music by Salim-Sulaiman was not that great, may be they thought nothing to explore as the movie won’t do well. At least if they had worked on the songs well, that part of the film could have done a good job.
What to watch out for: Unfortunately there’s nothing I can see that is worth a mention.
Verdict: Binod Pradhan have been capturing great flicks till date, but it’s unfortunate and what we call an irony is he couldn’t do the same to his maiden venture as a director. Not worth watching, please save yourself from this, as this is not tasty as it looks.