Writer and director, Hitesh Kewalya has very delicately handled the subject and with a genuine dosage of laughter. Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhaan wins is in the fact that how easily it forgoes the stereotypes and has no laughter session on the sexuality. It is the opposition of the family members which has the maximum punches.
The film talks about homophobia and not homosexuality specifically. The film shows how the family is hesitant to the sexuality of the son and wishes to live in denial.
The introductory scenes create the mood and establish the story line and the characters without wasting any time. Aman and Kartik are shown as a happy gay couple living together in Delhi. Aman’s parents call him back home and are oblivious to Aman’s sexual preferences. So they try to send him on a date with Kusum, played by Pankhuri Awasthy.
The Triptahy family gets to know about Aman and Kartik’s relationship on a train journey and the rest of the film is all about convincing the family, letting go the stereotypes and making it a happily ever after.
Kewalya takes the credit for funny dialogues which crack the audiences every now and then. Some of the dialogues are ‘Policy mature ho jaati hai beti nahi’, ‘Chhat hai ya meri sautan, jab dekho chhad kar baith jaate hain’, ‘Iss desh mein bachhe phatne ke liye paida hote hain phaadne ke liye nahi’.
With Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhaan, Ayushmann Khurrana has yet again tickled off another film in his list. He is in his complete chill, flamboyant self and never loses the grip. On the other hand, Jitendra’s character is subtle and grounded in comparison with Khurrana’s character.
The onscreen chemistry of Aman and Kartik works the best for the film’s success. Neena Gupta lightens the mood every time she is onscreen and her dialogues and effortless comic timing is something to look forward to. Supporting her is Gajraj Rao’s character who makes the viewers laugh with his style.
Other than these, the supporting cast includes Manu Rishi as Chaman Tripathi, Sunita Rajwar as Champa Tripathi and their daughter Maanvi Gaagroo as Goggle, who though have limited screen time but have been able to make their presence felt.
Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhaan is an important film which talks about an important issue which is conveyed in the simplest manner. The film has an emotional touch which makes the fans laugh and also will stay with them for a long time.