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Ginny Weds Sunny

Vikrant Massey, Yami Gautam, Ayesha Raza Mishra, Suhail Nayyar.
Netflix
Puneet Khanna
Romantic/Comedy
2020-10-09
Hindi
2.5/5

Sunny (Vikrant Massey) wants to get married, he is this West Delhi guy who has always been a good guy waiting for the right girl but the marriage cards don’t seem to be fated for him. Given the title of the film, you know somewhere this Sunny has a Ginny (Yami Gautam) tucked away. 

Well, Ginny has been Sunny’s crush since they were young but she has always been way out of his league. To make matters worse, there is a Nishant (Suhail Nayyar) lurking in the background who is taking Ginny for a ride. But Sunny’s luck changes when Ginny’s mother (Ayesha Raza) starts seeing her future son-in-law in him. Sunny is just the kind of person Shobha Aunty would have wanted for her headstrong but emotionally susceptible Ginny. From here starts earnest efforts on Sunny’s part to stalk Ginny. With Shobha Aunty’s blessings he turns up at places Ginny least expects and the two are thrown together. What will happen? Kindly refer to the title, but is the journey filled with fun and laughter? Ahem, not! There are some laughs but the whole writing is predictable so it leaves the audience slightly restless. 

Yami Gautam is the pretty girl who is confused about whether to love or not, more importantly who to love and marry. Vikrant Massey is a goody good boy who mummies approve off and hot girls look through. From the word go, viz casting as is the case of this film – the makers of Ginny Weds Sunny have not really let their imagination go wild. Writers Sumit Arora and Navjot Gulati have not been creative with their writing. They have chosen the well-trodden road to cinema. And ruined some great talent’s good intentions on their way to THE END.

Vikrant Massey who is brilliant on a bad day looks uncomfortable despite it being a role he has done various variations of. The whole song and dance routine of the Punjabi munda on his slight shoulders looks very awkward. In complete contrast to him – his costar who too has been type casted in the film does her part but mechanically.  The chemistry between the lead pair could have been worked on more.

You don’t feel the awkward love that Sunny has for Ginny (especially when you hear him mouthing those Punjabi-crossed-with-Hindi dialogues) and you don’t feel for Ginny’s confusion either. Their wedding doesn’t leave the audience in breathless anticipation as Bunny’s wedding to Naina did in Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani. It’s unfortunate that director Puneet Khanna leaves you feeling as emotionless as the protagonists almost 15 mins after the film begins, with every passing minute making the audience more impatient than ever. 

What a pity because the OTT platform is giving a freehand to individual directors and rare talents like Massey and Raza, one should hate to see it wasted thus. 

It is however a brighter, lighter film in the OTT world that some may enjoy for its lack of twists and turns.

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