Film: Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana
Cast: Vivaan Shah, Akshara Haasan, Sanjay Mishra, Saurabh Shukla, Gurmeet
Chaudhary, Darshan Zariwala, Navni Parihar, Suahasini Muley, Kishorie Shahane, Darshan Jariwala, Ravi Kishan, Kavitta Verma
Director: Manish Harishankar
This preposterous wedding tableau works out a sitcommy premise that may sound completely outlandish to the untutored. Laali (Akshara) who is pregnant with Laaddoo’s (Vivaan Shah) child is forced to seek out another groom a Princely Veer (Gurmeet Chaudhary) for herself because Laaddoo doesn’t feel the time is right to take on such a huge responsibility.
Rest assured I am not talking about light eyed Akshara who has slimmed down considerably from her ‘Shamitabh’ days. Laaddoo’s estranged (from him) parents (Jariwala & Parihar) are the ones doing the honours though. Not to be outdone Laaddoo too gets convinced to make a fake marriage of it to Palak(Kavitta Verma) who calls herself a nautanki, and says her life is a play. Absurd theatre this, if you ask me.
When the dual wedding party arrive at the stately Baroda palace with all the pomp and revelry associated with an overstated Bollywood destination wedding, one would be misled into thinking that everything was hunky-dory. But that’s not quite the truth here. In fact that’s how the film begins—and then hurtles back and forth in an attempt to justify the extreme stupidity of its central conceit, camouflaged in all that blindingly glitzy wedding finery. Given the immature acting, alliterated diction issues (especially Akshara) and unviable magnanimity on display, this one is bound to dull your senses and leave you unhinged!