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Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui film review: Ayushmann Khurrana starrer comes off as oddly generic

Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui Movie Review: Ayushmann Khurrana, a real guy from Chandigarh, is comfortable in his muscular and hairy Manu. Vaani Kapoor’s slim certified athletic trainer with a troubled past brings you back to the flash of promise he showed in “Shuddh Desi Romance”.

Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui movie cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Vaani Kapoor, Kanwaljeet
Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui movie director: Abhishek Kapoor
Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui movie rating: Two and a half stars

What happens when brash Chandigarh munda Manu Munjal (Khurrana), weightlifter, bodybuilder, proteiningester, keto (pronounced, quite properly by such a one, ‘kitto’) dieter falls in lust with the very ‘soni Ambala kudi’ Maanvi Brar (Vaani Kapoor)?Well, for starters, lots of sex.Yes, that very thing that too many Bollywood rom coms still act stupidly coy about.Full marks to Khurrana and Kapoor for going at each other with a great deal of enthusiasm, presenting us with a tangle of bodies which makes their energetic couplings quite convincing.She is all legs and slender arms and gentleswellofbosom; he is all bulging biceps, shaved sides of head, and a high ‘pony’.She is a Sector 4 type (Chandigarh denizens will get the injoke; for the rest, ‘Sector 4’ is where the classy, cool, oldmoneyed types live).She says Zumba, he says Joomba.He farts, she makes a delicate face.You get the drift.

While we are busy applauding this welcome exhibition of passion between two consenting adults, there’s a sudden spike in the works.Maanvi has a deep, dark secret, and once he comes out harsh words are exchanged and there is a crack in the lute. Abhishek Kapoor’s film, which tells how love is love, hello genre fluidity, damn the differences, is about something. Even in 2021, Bollywood prefers to play it safe and keep all difficult subjects at bay. as a romantic intrigue, it is an act of courage. But Kapoor is also attentive, one could say a little too cautious and wraps it all up in a playful stereotype. But if you’re so worried about potentially alienating your viewers, chances are you’re diluting your subject matter weight as well. So go ahead and enter words like “chakka” (ugh) to make your hero reject him and feel very noble. But to use “paagalon ka doctor” for psychiatrists?

For real? Manu is entrusted with two curious sisters who are so concerned about his well-being that we want to tell them to shut up.He has a widowed father in love with a woman of minority religion: the film slips into a whispered joke about the friendship between Hindus and Muslims. all cordial and rude. These are familiar pieces where you can insert love from a trans person’s perspective and hold your breath in wait. Will we accept it? Where will we go?

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