Genre : Drama
Director : Dibakar Banerjee
Platform : Amazon Prime
As the name suggests, the movie is about Sandeep (Parineeti Chopra) and Pinky (Arjun Kapoor) running away from some people, for different reasons. Letting you know more about the plot will only spoil half of the movie. But the question is, is it worth watching?
In first half-an-hour we witness the uncertainty in the relationship of these two characters. Sometimes they want to kill, other times they care for each other. The equation feels more ambiguous rather than interesting. After Ishaqzaade and Namastee London, this was Parineeti and Arjun’s third film together. But their chemistry isn’t able to evolve and remains constraint to the dialogues.
The screenplay struggles to keep a constant pace. Majorly it is slow, sometimes stagnant with hints of action-packed sequences. It appears the creators tried to placed unique tropes into this plot, but it didn’t necessarily work out.
The only thing I liked about Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar is that how effortlessly it showcases the misogyny in our society. At a cocktail party, Neena Gupta is joking about how she can’t escape from her husband because she has nowhere to go. This tells us how this misogyny is embedded in the lives of these ladies. I also need to give credit to the movie for the creating an unscripted looking dance sequence, which is rare sighting in Bollywood.
In conclusion, the plot wasn’t engaging enough to keep our interest intact. Despite its message, it doesn’t leave a bold impression on our minds. It is forgettable and mediocre.
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An Indian reviewer who writes about horror and thriller movies/series. If not movies, he likes to pick up a mystery book to read. Some of his favourite movies/series include Stranger Things, Elite (S1-3), Train to Busan, Andhadhun, Strangers: Prey at Night.