‘Ginny weds Sunny’ full Movie Review
STORY: Desperate to get married simpleton with no romantic past, Sunny (Vikrant Massey) is steered towards a former, out of his league crush Ginny (Yami Gautam) by her matchmaker mother Shobha aunty (Ayesha Raza). Mommy wants a seedha saadha, doodh ka dhula jamai for her emotionally unavailable, confused daughter. Can the mother orchestrate this unlikely romance?
REVIEW: Speaking of arranged marriages, meme material Seema Taparia aka Seema aunty of Netflix’s very own reality show ‘Indian Matchmaking’ was more enjoyable and fascinating to watch than all the stereotypical Punjabi characters put together in this puttar-paneer movie.
The story is as predictable as most generic romantic comedies and even if you’d like to believe it isn’t, the title happily gives away the climax. Given the genre, one doesn’t expect an Agatha Christie mystery anyway, provided the events leading up to the wedding are fun. However, that isn’t the case either. There’s no love or humour in this manipulative romcom. The writing lacks depth and fails to stir emotions. It’s as moving or not (pun intended) as Veere Di Wedding, of course with better performances.
The girl’s mother doubles up as a love guru for Sunny, think Ashok Kumar in Basu Chatterjee’s iconic Chhoti Si Baat. She must help him woo Ginny. Like Asrani, the third wheel here is Ginny’s ex boyfriend-turned- good friend, Delhi ka Richie Rich — Nishant (Suhail Nayyar). The two are bitten by our generation’s biggest glorified dilemma — confusion. They are confused about their relationship status and Sunny is confused about where he stands in Ginny’s life.
Nishant is non-committal to Ginny and Ginny is non-committal to Sunny. In spite of knowing where it’s all heading, you are confused about the point of the movie but Yami Gautam, Vikrant Massey and Ayesha Raza somewhat keep you hopeful.
Yami in particular has proven time and again that she is an earnest actor, who can blend herself in any role she opts for. As a headstrong girl next door who is too proud to appear emotionally vulnerable, or admit that she can misjudge people, Yami is effective. Vikrant Massey can make his characters seem relatable. He does that here as well but feels a tad out of place in the Kartik Aaryan’s song and dance meets Ayushmann Khurrana’s loser character territory. A few comedy punches land well. Nishant asking Ginny to not make fun of his ‘regional feelings’ for instance when she ‘kohpies his accent’ is funny. But those lines are rare.
Ginny Weds Sunny doesn’t offer an interesting take on arranged marriages, nor is it a quirky love triangle with a twist. The most appealing thing in this movie are the mouthwatering garam samosas that are served to one and all. Sadly, the film is not a samosa but a diet wala confused chivda, low on salt.
|Directed by||Puneet Khanna|
|Produced by||Vinod Bachchan|
|Written by||Navjot Gulati|
Jaan Nissar Lone
|Edited by||Sandeep Sethy|
|Release date||9 October 2020|
|Running time||125 minutes|
‘Ginny weds Sunny’ full Movie Cast
- Yami Gautam as Ginny Gill
- Vikrant Massey as Sunny Malhotra
- Mansi Sharma as Manpreet
- Suhail Nayyar as Nishant Rathee
- Rajiv Gupta as Pappi Sethi
- Ayesha Raza Mishra as Shobha Juneja
- Mazel Vyas as Nimmi Sethi
- Sanchita Puri as Prerna
- Gurpreet Saini as Sumit
- Karan Singh Chhabra as Karan
- Maneka Kurup Arora as Rita sethi
- Deepak Chadha as Gulshan Gulati