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Cinestaan Curates: Boom Boom is a charming, funny film about wedding-night awkwardness

Release Date: 15 Apr 2020


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Sukhpreet Kahlon

Rhea Chakraborty and Manjot Singh shine in this sweet film about a couple coming together in the most unexpected way.

Have you wondered what happens on the wedding night of a young couple who have had an arranged marriage and are almost perfect strangers? Boom Boom gives you a peek into the wedding night of one such couple, whose best-laid plans turn into something else. Directed by Sonam Nair, the endearing short film is about the reality of life that hits one at inopportune moments yet brings the couple together.

Boom Boom plays out on one night as the bride (Rhea Chakraborty) has eaten too much at her wedding feast and is trying to settle her stomach. Uncomfortable and irritated, she is confronted by the eager groom (Manjot Singh), brimming with hope at the union that he has been looking forward to. But something quite unexpected happens which catches them off guard and, in the process, they inch towards getting to know each other.

Gone are the days of the shy, posing bride sitting in the middle of an adorned nuptial bed, a scene seen umpteen times in Hindi movies of yore. Instead, this common scene is turned on its head in the film as the bride lashes out at the groom, telling him about the immense pressures of being a bride and all that she has gone through prior to the wedding.

In response, the groom talks about the mounting pressures that he feels too, with respect to his duties and responsibilities as a man, not to mention the pressure to ‘perform’ on his wedding night, especially when he has not even kissed a girl till now!

The film has many moments that make one smile and the chemistry between Manjot Singh and Rhea Chakraborty is what makes the film click. Together, they make a sweet, guileless couple, shedding their inhibitions and figuring out things for themselves.

The film is among the nine exclusive films being showcased as part of the Zee5 Short Film Festival. Click the link to watch Boom Boom (subscription needed).

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