Verdict: Ayushmaan and Parineeti make a faataafati pair on screen.
The directorial debut of Akshay Roy – the cute rom-com – Meri Pyaari Bindu hit the silver screen today. Ever since the makers strategically released the first chapter of the movie, instead of a simple trailer that introduces the characters, the audience has been in a sort of tizzy. However, the storyline does little justice to the anxious wait as it fails to bring in something new and fresh to the table. The movie has been produced by the biggies, YRF Studios, and is almost like a big gamble for the leading actress, Parineeti Chopra, whose last film, Kill Dill, released way back in 2014.
Abhimanyu “Bubla” Roy (Ayushmann Khurrana) is a writer who suffers from a writer’s block when asked to pen down a love story. The reason? His childhood friend/crush, Bindu Narayanan (Parineeti Chopra). Abhi has always preferred writing different genres like horror and sex-comedies but refrained from trying his hand on anything to do with romance. The movie shuttles between the past and present, showing us glimpses of his past and how he fell in love with Bindu and her bold, bindaas attitude. However, Bindu, who had dreams of becoming a famous singer, could not commit to any one relationship. Ambitious as well as confused are the two apt adjectives that can be used for Bindu. She moves from one city to another in the hope of making her dreams come true. But destiny had different plans.
Even though the two lead actors have proved their mettle individually when it comes to enacting their roles, what really stands out in the movie, is their chemistry and camaraderie. Director Akshay Roy has beautifully captured the city of Kolkatta as well as gets us nostalgic with old evergreen Hindi classics and audio cassettes. The music of the movie is a huge positive and will leave you humming throughout the day. Parineeti, who made her debut as a playback singer with this movie, has definitely enamored the audience with her melodious voice. However, Bollywood is so much more than just awesome on-screen chemistry and great music.
Why You Should Watch The Movie:
If you are a fan of either Ayushmann or Parineeti, book your tickets without a second thought. The actors have given the best of their abilities and you will love watching them fall in love and laugh at the iconic Bollywood songs. Also, if you want to enjoy a romantic musical, you are in for a treat this weekend.
Watch the video below for Parineeti Chopra's style decode in Meri Pyaari Bindu.