Zara Hatke Zara Bachke Movie Review: We enter the world of Chawlas and Dubeys with the expectation that it will be a riot of laughter filled with new humor, edgy characters, and a plot that deviates from Bollywood films’ standard, tried-and-true tropes. And as it begins, Zara Hatke Zara Bachke gives the impression that everything is quite normal and relatable. But it soon turns into a loud, cringe-inducing party with actors overacting beyond our imagination, dramatic dialogue being spoken one after the other, a joint middle-class Pandit family living in a small house, and Punjabi stereotypes being served to us on a platter because they believe a “chant” bahu has lured their son and accidentally made them all eat a cake that contained “egg.”
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Zara Hatke Zara Bachke Movie Review, Star Cast & Story
I’ve never been able to comprehend movie trailers that reveal the entire plot. With two trailers that revealed more than they should have and left very little for us to watch and discover on our own, the makers of Zara Hatke Zara Bachke made the situation even worse. The romantic comedy, which was directed by Laxman Utekar, has a lot going on at once and does leave you with a lot of questions in many places.
Zara Hatke Zara Bachke Movie Review
A fun premise is a romantic comedy of errors set in a small town with bizarre characters and an outrageous plot. For the most part, the film directed by Laxman Utekar succeeds in this regard. As soon as the audience is introduced to Kapil Dubey (Vicky Kaushal), his wife Saumya Chawla Dubey (Sara Ali Khan), and their family as a whole, it promises to be a hilarious ride. Crap hits the fan when the pandit’s family inadvertently eats a cake that contains eggs. Kanupriya Pandit, Kapil’s mother, slams the Punjabi daughter-in-law for the mess, and the latter insists that she wants to leave the constant taunts. Thus begins their quest to purchase a house, which turns out to be an unaffordable proposition.
When Saumya discovers a government scheme to acquire a flat, things take an odd turn. But there’s a catch: Kapil isn’t eligible because his family owns a house. Bhagwan Das (Inaamulhaq), a dubious agent, tells them that Saumya will be eligible for the women’s quota if she divorces Kapil, and that the two can remarry once the house is given to them. After that, a comedy of errors ensues as the couple pretends to fight in order to convince their family and the judge that they must divorce. To make the ride even more insane, a love triangle and a nosy security guard played by Sharib Hashmi, Daroga, are added.
The basic plot of the movie feels far-fetched because Kapil and Saumya decide to split up (even if only on paper) to buy a house when they don’t need it. The first half of the movie is especially heart-pounding, but after that, the entertainment value drops because of unconvincing and over-the-top tracks like when the duo pretends to be brothers and sisters or when a government official checks out Saumya’s rented apartment with Kapil present. There is a track about a medical emergency that adds drama but does not advance the story. It leads to a climax that feels rushed and could have been better developed.
Vicky Kaushal plays the small-town penny-pinching guy well and performs well. In a scene at the hospital where Kapil and Saumya have a heart-to-heart conversation to sort out their differences, he perfectly emotes. Sara Ali Khan does not appear to be a fiery Punjabi girl or a bahu from the middle class. Good performances are provided by the supporting cast, which includes Neeraj Sood and Kanupirya Pandit as Saumya’s mother and father, Inaamulhaq, Rakesh Bedi as Saumya’s father, Harcharan Chawla as Kapil’s father, and Akash Khurana as Kapil’s father. Sachin-Jigar’s songs are catchy, and Raghav Ramadoss’s cinematography does a good job of capturing Indore’s quirky small-town atmosphere.
In general, Zara Hatke Zara Bachke is a fun one-time watch because of the funny punchlines, outrageous characters, and performances. However, its lackluster plot and restrained screenplay prevent it from realizing its full potential.
Zara Hatke Zara Bachke Movie Review: Story
In order to be eligible for a government program to help them purchase a home, a young Indore couple decides to divorce. But they have consequences when things don’t go as planned. Will the happily married couple reconcile or part ways?
Zara Hatke Zara Bachke Movie Review: Premise
We are introduced to Kapil Dubey (Vicky Kaushal) and Somya Chawla (Sara Ali Khan), college sweethearts who are happily married and live in a small house with Kapil’s vegetarian and religious family, which includes his parents, maternal uncle and aunt, and their young son. The film is set in Indore, a small town. Somya comes from a modern Punjabi family, is quite outgoing, makes more money by giving coaching classes, and dreams big in life. Kapil, on the other hand, is a yoga instructor who kanjoos and has a middle-class mentality. Although the two are at their happiest together, Somya misses having her own space and is eager to purchase her ideal home as soon as possible.
They fall for a government scheme because they can’t pay big EMIs, so they fake a divorce to get a lottery ticket. They split up and begin living apart, pretending to hate each other. The plot is based on how far this drama goes and what happens to it in the end.
Zara Hatke Zara Bachke Movie Review: What works, What doesn’t
The film, which runs 132 minutes, does not appear sluggish or overlong, but it does have its highs and lows. While the lows are definitely full of flaws and loopholes, the high never reaches a point where it makes you go, “wow.”
The narrative that Utekar co-wrote with Maitrey Bajpai and Ramiz Ilham Khan begins on a very funny note and continues with harmless jokes, natural light-hearted humor, and a few comic punches. But after the interval, it just veers off course and wanders around without a clear path.
At this point, I really wish it would have stayed a romantic comedy and stopped getting so dramatic in places where it didn’t have to. There is nothing in the script that you haven’t seen before or that will make you feel split. In fact, only the second half becomes somewhat predictable, and comedy of errors only contains errors. The blemishes recorded as a hard copy and course are difficult to neglect.
Performances attempt to improve the situation in some way, but not for too long! In both her actions and reactions, Sara exhibits some restraint in her acting. She does go overboard in some scenes, but not to the point where it annoys you. Vicky shows a lot of different emotions, and he keeps the romance going on screen like a smitten lover. His portrayal of the man from a small town is quite convincing, and he does maintain that honest demeanor. I very enjoyed Vicky and Sara’s onscreen science. Although I won’t call it extraordinary, it is definitely superior to the frivolous guy-meets-girl rom-coms we have seen in the past.
Zara Hatke Zara Bachke Movie Review: Cast
Film: Zara Hatke Zara Bachke
Cast: Vicky Kaushal, Sara Ali Khan, Inaamulhaq, Sushmita Mukherjee, Neeraj Sood, Rakesh Bedi, Sharib Hashmi
Director: Laxman Utekar
Rakesh Bedi and Sushmita Mukherjee, playing Somya’s parents, are funny and true to their roles in the supporting cast. There is a scene in which the father of Kapil and Somya is having drinks in the car and trying to figure out why they divorced. It’s elegantly composed as well as all around performed without looking off-kilter.
Eventually, a meddlesome settlement monitor Daroga (Sharib Hashmi) is likewise tossed in to make things look more clever. Despite the actor’s excellent performance and on-screen presence, I have a problem with the producers for wasting an artist of his caliber by limiting him to a cameo. You wish there was more depth to his role.
In fact, the actor who plays Kapil’s lawyer friend in the divorce case is an example of overacting and doesn’t really deserve the time on screen. In the midst of all of this, the shady and dubious agent Baghwandas (Inaamulhaq) does a decent job of playing his role and provides some comic relief throughout the story.
Zara Hatke Zara Bachke Movie Review: Music
The music in Zara Hatke Zara Bachke really stands out. I finally enjoyed every song in a movie after a very long time. The lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya and Sachin-Jigar’s music create a whole atmosphere. While Sanjha touches you emotionally and Tere Vaaste plays in your head for a long time, Phir Aur Kya Chahiye has already topped the charts. Although Baby Tujhe Paap Lagega isn’t in the movie, it’s already a fun party song.
Zara Hatke Zara Bachke is a family-friendly show that will not bore you. However, neither will it have a long-lasting effect. It’s watchable thanks to a few laughs and some loud characters, but the story needed more depth and a better screenplay would have helped.