Shubh Mangal Savdhan rakes in 33 Crore at the box office

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, released on September 1, has garnered adoration and love from moviegoers. Its steady run at the box office has not been influenced by the new releases a week ago, Poster Boys and Daddy. On Tuesday, it earned Rs 1.02 crore, which conveys its aggregate collection to Rs 33.92 crore.

On its second end of the week, the motion picture governed the movies and managed to mint Rs 7.83 crore. In spite of being a small budgeted project, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan has earned good cash till now and has just been announced a hit.

RS Prasanna’s motion picture opened to positive surveys from both film critics and crowds.

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan spins around the lives of Mudit (Ayushmann Khurrana) and Sugandha (Bhumi Pednekar), who are going to get hitched. Their lives flip around when Mudit understands that he is experiencing erectile dysfunctionality, days before their wedding. What takes after is a silly story of how the couple deals with their unexpected issue.

RS Prasanna’s motion picture is a Hindi redo of the 2013 Tamil hit, Kalyana Samayal Saadham and stars the much-cherished jodi of Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar in lead parts. The jodi had already highlighted together is another crowd pleaser, Dum Laga Ke Haisha.

Sources: Business Today NDTV

Shubh Mangal Savdhan: Movie Review

A Guy and a girl fall in love, decide to have a ‘love-cum- arrange-cum- love’ marriage and their elated families plan a typical North Indian wedding for them. Sounds perfect? Well, it isn’t always Shubh Mangal because sometimes, some things aren’t ‘Up’ for a celebration!

There are three things this movie is high on- Entertainment, Acting and metaphors. Bollywood has progressed by dealing with a bold and tabooed subject of erectile dysfunction in a hilarious yet subtle way. A remake of a Tamil film Kalyana Samayal Saadham,

SMS is a light-hearted comedy with a powerful undertone. The story revolves around the shy Mudit Sharma (Khurrana) who is in love with the starry- eyed Sugandha (Pednekar), who craves a dramatic Bollywood-ishtyle type of romance
before saying ‘I do’. After several failed attempts to approach her, he sent her an online rishta which her family immediately accepts. After their rishta is pakka and roka, very pheeka, she decides to bring that ditzy drama in their courtship. A chance meeting alone in her house heats things up between the two. Alas! steam is blown when he realises he has ‘Gents problem’. Family pressure and a wedding around the corner, he tries to ‘cure’ himself trying every herb and hybrid. What follows next is a series of comic events where the families are also involved in the ‘matter’.

Despite the absence of explicit terms in the dialogue, the film beautifully conveys the otherwise stigmatized issue by using a lot of metaphors (yes, Parle G falling into tea- disheartening!). Bollywood films in the past have always shied away from portraying such taboo issues but movies like Vicky donor and SMS showing it with such ease is a welcoming move.

It was not just Mudit and Suggu who engaged us but also their family members, who tickled our funny bone. As for the ending, it was a sheer disappointment. The idea to make the characters reconcile after a James-bond style Ariel adventure was a turn off. It was sad to see such an interesting built up of storyline get marred by an over-dramatic, clichéd end.

The flow of the film was linear with a foot-tapping soundtrack. While the climax could have been achieved in an interesting manner (100 puns intended), the quirky lines and the typical middle class-Delhi mannerism of the characters along with lots of metaphors, made the film quite an entertaining package.

Image Source: Movie poster from Aajtak