|Directed by: Hitesh Kewalya
Produced by: Aanand L. Rai, Bhushan Kumar, Himanshu Sharma and Krishan Kumar
Written by: Hitesh Kewalya
Starring: Ayushmann Khurrana, Jitendra Kumar, Gajraj Rao and Neena Gupta
Music by: Tanishk Bagchi and Vayu
Score: Karan Kulkarni
Cinematography: Chirantan Das
Edited by: Ninad Khanolkar
Production company: T-Series and Colour Yellow Productions
Distributed by: AA Films and Eros International (overseas)
Running Time: 120 minutes
Release date: 21 February 2020
Premise: Presenting the life of two gay men who are in love, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan depicts their struggle to convince their families to accept the relationship. But things are never as easy as they seem and one of the boy`s family decides to get him married to a girl. Will their `unconventional` love prevail? Every love story deserves a happy ending. But the road to achieving this happy ending is a little too rough for Kartik and Aman. While Aman’s family tries hard to battle his love for Kartik, Kartik isn’t prepared to step back until he marries Aman.
Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director:
Hitesh Kewalya is an Indian film industry screenwriter and director. He is well known for his work as a screenwriter and dialogue writer in the movie ‘Shubh Mangal Savdhaan’ in 2017. This romance drama movie stars Ayushmann Khurana and Bhumi Pednekar in the lead role and was directed by R.S. Prasanna. He was born on 2 October, and his home town is in Delhi. He has won Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue and IIFA Award for Best Dialogue. He has also worked in a TV show called ‘Humse Hai Life’.
My Gut Feel (MGF) and comments:
Is adult entertainment killing our children? or is killing our children entertaining our adults? — Marilyn Manson
Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan can be considered as a one of its kind brave attempt which raises few straight forward questions to not so straight forward mass audience. What makes Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan stand out against films like Aligarh (2016) and Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (2019) is its potential to reach much larger audience as any socially relevant message wrapped up with humour intelligently keeping the core in place is potentially impactful against as the similar work which is intense and serious. Success of Shubh Mangal Saavdhan is the testimony of it where a sensitive subject handled very well in possibly entertaing manner. Create team of Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is more or less same which delivered Shubh Mangal Saavdhan. Where Aanand L. Rai produced it and debutant director Hitesh Kewalya for Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan written the screenplay and dialogues for the previous film. Editing for both the films is done by Ninad Khanolkar. In one of the interview Hitesh emphasised on importance of humor and entertainment where is expressed his strong believe that audience comes to the theatre to get entertained and during the process of entertaining them if a message conveyed then purpose of Cinema is fulfilled. Complete cast staring Ayushmann Khurrana, Jitendra Kumar, Gajraj Rao, Neena Gupta and other supporting cast is looking impressive and apt for the role. Film length is two hours which should work in favour of it as these sensitive subjects even with humor can go wrong and dragged specially post interval specifically in 20 to 30 minutes before climax. I am not expecting a flawless master piece however I am confident it will be an entertainer and should able to convey a serious message on lighter note.
Going by My Gut Feeling (MGF), I am giving Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan 3 stars out of 5 one week before the release and hoping that Ayushmann Khurrana’s brave heart golden run continues with this one as well.