CAST: Richa Chadha, Kalki Koechlin, Arslan Goni
DIRECTION: Howard Rosemeyer
DURATION: 1 hours 33 minutes
Both wind up together on a trip in Sweden. Since Bollywood has always revealed us, when one friend is quirky different needs to be more introvert. During the trip they research couple things about each other which impacts them much.
On one lonely night, when there’s no one about the roads but both Jias having pleasure. They bump into Vaasu (Arslan Goni) — coincidentally a different Indian when you can not see anyone in your race in the entire locality (Total marks for your thinking). As they turned into ‘perform se bhale teenager’ — a love angle became mandatory to fill the hill of stereotypical situations. To hit the final nail in the coffin, there is one pure desi twist pole intermission. View the movie to understand what’s it, why just reviewers must suffer everytime.
The beats are familiar, and the shading mostly superficial. We are in 2017, however the idea of girls letting their hair down and having a fantastic time is still limited to things like smoking a joint, getting drunk, and flirting openly with guys, also referring to each other affectionately as “saali daayen”. It’s not tough to find out exactly what the issue is. This is a girl-bonding story as imagined by most guys. What is missing is the honest feminine perspective that might have attracted nuance and some thickness.
Music is by Nisschal Zaveri and Sachin Gupta, regrettably it fails to make the desired impact. Though, Na Jaa sung by Nandini Srikar acts as the gold in the dross. It joins and is sung wonderfully making it the only real thing about the film.