‘GINNY WEDS SUNNY’ IS AN ENTERTAINING LOVE STORY

Rating: 3.5/5
Director Puneet Khanna hints at some old school love moments keeping the story contemporary

This is one of those which scores high on execution. This is one of those that keeps you invested in the drama and its bitter sweet moments right from the word ‘go’. Ginny Weds Sunny is both fresh and routine at the same time, the former quality dominating the narrative.

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PLOT

Sunny (Vikrant Massey), an aspiring chef wants desperately to get married, as that is the only condition his father has imposed on him to let him open his own restaurant. Unable to find love, he is ready to marry anyone who comes across. Enter Ginny (Yami Gautam), a high on life girl who’s had a break up with Nishant (Suhail Nayyar), but isn’t over him completely. Her mother, a matchmaker, on seeing goodness in Sunny, asks him to impress her daughter.

STORY/SCREENPLAY/GENERAL

Written by Navjot Gulati and Sumit Arora, the film is full of punjabiyat of Delhi. Right from the setting, to the costumes, the decor in houses, to how people behave- Delhi is infused in just the right way. The story isn’t that unique in terms of context and content, but the execution definitely makes it interesting.

In a film of such genre, humour is given. You have humour, loads of it, but not of the laughing-out-loud nature. This being the good part, the film keeps you amused through the light situations it creates. Even in the chaotic phases of the film, you like the drama for its soothing appeal. There are emotions, the pink notions of love, the high end drama- basically all that you expect out of such a film. Even then, the plot never bores you.

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Director Puneet Khanna, producer Vinod Bachchan along with Vikrant Massey and Yami Gautam during promotions (image source: aninews.com)

There is an inherent mention of the old school love when the hero is pursuing the heroine, despite the film being set in today’s contemporary world of an urban setting. This quality not only keeps a smile on your face, but also gives energy for the film to be in constant motion. Small scenes on what tricks the hero uses to pursue or how he is coming across as a chipku, are all very nicely shown.

Confusion regarding relationships in the youth of today has been the prime focus of the film. Ofcourse, the track is predictable and like most stories of the similar nature, you know this will entail a lived-happily-ever-after end. Also, the film gets a little long and you realise for sure that it could be chopped off by a good 15-20mins. What also turns you off to some extent is that while you know the climax, you also anticipate on how it will take shape and it does exactly like that. Too high on drama. Works for the natures of the film, but not so much for you as audience.

PERFORMANCE

Yami Gautam doesn’t only look beautiful, she also acts supremely well. In the role of a Delhi girl who’s confused, has her life ahead, her own choices, her typically conventional behaviour, yet a genuine woman, Yami has made sure she lives upto all shades rightly. She delivers the dialogues too with fabulous ease. For one moment, you will even forget that she’s slipped into a role and that’s not a real person.

Vikrant Massey, like always, strikes gold. The shade that dominates his persona in the film is frustration. His role undergoes a journey, and Vikrant lives upto the role brilliantly. He is earnest and sincere. You immensely like him in the Delhi-boy-next-door image.

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Vikrant Massey and Yami Gautam during promotions (image source: instagram)

Suhail Nayyar makes a lasting impression as Nishant and his eternal ‘teen baate‘ to every situation whatsoever. He is phenomenally good, even in his Haryanvi accent. No doubt, despite his earlier good stints, he will be noticed largely after this one.

Ayesha Raza is fantastic, ofcourse like always. A great actor, she makes sure you like her whenever she comes on screen. So is Rajeev Gupta, who steals your heart with his one liners, more so how he delivers them.

OTHER TECHNICALITIES

Music by Payal Dev, Gaurav Chatterji, and Jaan Nisar is good and suits the film. A couple of soulful melodies add depth to the narrative and gives you a chance to immerse more into the drama. Intelligent use of songs. Background score by Prasad S. gives the film a peppy feel, on the holistic level.

Cinematography by Nuthan Nagaraj is fresh and vibrant. The locations of Delhi and especially Mussoorie where you see hot air balloon in the back, is breathtaking. Production design by Ashwini Shrivastav is also good, binding the film in the visual appeal. The elements of Delhi have been used well like India Gate, Metro, and the lanes typical to Delhi.

Editing by Sandeep Sethy is good, giving the film the desired charming feel. There are no dull moments as such and the film remains in smooth progression.

It’s a good decent enjoyable film. A film that you can watch with your family, a rare phenomenon these days. Definitely not a bad film. The performances accentuate the feel, undoubtedly.

Rochak Saxena

Rochak Saxena a Mass Media Teacher, former journalist at DNA and an ardent lover of Hindi films - literally. The blog derives its name from the popular term ‘Willing Suspension of Disbelief’, most commonly used in the world of literature and cinema. Meaning to immerse yourself in an unreal world (where you know what you see on screen is fake) with a self-proclaimed/declared belief/wish to consider it real, the willing world becomes magical. It’s the same magic every Friday that drives Rochak to share things in the perspective that it needs to be observed with. Every film is different. And the difference needs to be cherished.

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