Just to make the matters worse, we get dialogues that forcefully advertise some products of Haldiram and Manyavar. I am pretty sure if Virat and Anushka don’t agree for the next Manyavar ad, the marketing team is gonna cut some moments from this film and weave it as a Manyavar ad film.
Today, I am gonna tell you how to make a recipe called “Bollywood rom-com” (unless you already know). Take a simple boy and a bold girl from two different middle-class families, preferably from West Delhi. Add, some salts of cringy dialogues and moments. Then, add two bad remixes of Punjabi songs to create the “vibe”, preferably a mix from Mika Singh and “its-your-boy- Badshah.” After that for some special masala, add a toxic ex-boyfriend. And, at last for some royal taste, add a rich family of goons with a truckload of guns and a last-minute bride swap moment. Finally, you get a typical, outdated plot of a Bollywood rom-com. Netflix’s new release, Ginny Weds Sunny is no different.
The film starts with Sunny (Vikrant Massey) cooking something for his father and begging him to open a restaurant for him. But, his father’s only condition for him is to get married. Cut to Ginny (Yami Gautam), who isn’t officially in any relationship with her ex, but technically they haven’t moved on. Ginny’s mother is a matchmaker( a going-to-be Sima Tapariya vibes from Indian Matchmaking). Sunny’s father and Ginny’s mother have a chat and after seeing Sunny dancing confidently with Ginny at a big wedding, she is convinced that Sunny is the right choice for Ginny. So, slowly they start a mission to manipulate Ginny into liking him.
Just to make the matters worse, we get dialogues that forcefully advertise some products of Haldiram and Manyavar. I am pretty sure if Virat and Anushka don’t agree for the next Manyavar ad, the marketing team is gonna cut some moments from this film and weave it as a Manyavar ad film. None of the characters are interesting enough to keep you engaged until the end. The film desperately wanted to be a fresh take but it never rises from being an ordinary love story. The only thing to see here is how Ginny’s mother, played by the amazing Ayesha Raza manipulates her own daughter. But, sometimes that too is just unbelievable as to how blind Ginny can be, every damn time.
The performances were mediocre, Vikrant is known for intensity but he seemed a bit awkward in carrying out a mainstream role as if he knows this genre isn’t for him and he is doing it just for the sake of doing it and Yami’s performance in Bala was extraordinary but looks like she is back to playing the Delhi girl from Vicky Donor, all for beauty, none for emotions. The problem here isn’t the performances but it is the writing by Navjot Gulati and Sumit Arora, who seem to have nothing interesting lined up for their characters.
Overall, Ginny weds Sunny had intentions of being a fresh “West Delhi” rom-com but it remains miles away from being one.
Cast: Vikrant Massey. Yami Gautam, Ayesha Raza Mishra, Suhail Nayyar, Rajiv Gupta.
Director: Puneet Khanna
Verdict: Skip this.