All Is Well: Film Review – An under-cooked social drama

Parent-child relationships are a sensitive issue to deal with at the best of times. And to mould the theme into a film is quite a task, as the lack of right ingredients could lead to disappointing results. That is the case with All Is Well. The film has the right message and idea, and an interesting ensemble cast, but a loose script and lack of chemistry between the stars leave you down-hearted.

The film starts on a positive note giving us a quick back-story of the protagonist, Inder Bhalla (Abhishek Bachchan) – an aspiring singer, who relocates out of the country to get away from his father, Mr. Bhalla’s (Rishi Kapoor) constant nagging. However, he’s tricked into coming back, when a local thug Cheema (Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub Khan)  informs Inder that he’s taking over his father’s bakery. Once back, he realizes that his family is now in a bigger mess than he left him in. Thereafter, they all escape on a road trip that lets them get into the nitty-gritties of their relationships.

Abhishek Bachchan, who makes a comeback as a sole protagonist after appearing in several multi-starrer films, tries his best to keep the film together. Rishi Kapoor‘s performance as the nagging and ego-ridden father is commendable, too. However, the star who keeps the film alive with his comic timing is Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub Khan. His shenanigans as Cheema are hilarious. The most disappointing thing was to watch a talent like Supriya Pathak being neglected in the film. The talented actress has barely any dialogues!  
Speaking of dialogues, in some scenes, the actors try really hard to come across as funny and preachy, which might make you cringe. Moving on to the music, the tracks are foot-tappingly good. Especially the reprised version of ‘Aye Mere Humsafar‘, which strikes the right chord in the film. Sonakshi Sinha‘s Nachan Farrate is lively and entertaining, too. To end it on a positive note, All Is Well has the right message for all the young adults out there, who leave their parents to achieve their dreams. The film is a little under-cooked, but has a lot of heart.
Why you should watch this film?
All Is Well is a road trip drama that will take you on a journey of emotions and humour. Though the film lacks in certain areas, it still makes an enjoyable watch for the whole family. So, this weekend plan a movie-date with your parents, and go watch All Is Well.

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  1. Anonymous

    August 22, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Awesome movie.simply enjoyed

  2. Atul

    August 23, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Very nice message n comedy movie. .

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