Mumbai, 10 Oct 2020 14:24 IST
Updated: 12 Oct 2020 16:33 IST
The Puneet Khanna feature drags the 'will they, won't they' love story of an urban couple to its predictable end.
When Satnam (Vikrant Massey) decides to pursue his old school crush Princess Simran (Yami Gautam), he doesn't expect it to be such an uphill task. The lead characters go by their cute Punjabi nicknames, which are Sunny and Ginny respectively.
Sunny, an aspiring chef, wants to open his own restaurant after marriage and is eager to wed the first woman who will say yes while the independent Ginny is still hung over her ex Nishant (Suhail Nayyar). The lovestruck Sunny hatches a plan with Ginny's matchmaker mother Shobha (Ayesha Raza) to romance her. This means showing up everywhere she goes, from the metro to a music concert.
Initially irked, Ginny warms to Sunny over time and they even vacation in Mussoorie together with friends where they grow closer. But when the stubborn Nishant refuses to budge, Ginny has to decide once and for all whom she really wants to be with.
The film's title is a dead giveaway for which way Ginny and Sunny's love story is headed; how they get there makes up the crux of the film. Of course, co-writers Navjot Gulati and Sumit Arora throw several obstacles along the way, including Sunny's wedding to another woman (Isha Talwar, in a special appearance).
The problem with the film is that the two main characters remain largely confused for a long time, and when there is a moment of clarity in the script (Ginny asking Sunny for more time to decide), it is brushed aside for more drama. Moreover, the film's appealing leads, Yami Gautam and Vikrant Massey, have no real chemistry. The spirited Ginny definitely deserves more than Sunny, who easily gets peturbed by the slightest assertions by her.
For all his ranting about Ginny's confusion in choosing between two men, the equally confused Sunny spends the day before his wedding trying to appease her. Their relationship is a jumbled mess with interfering that doesn't make any sense. There is nothing new in the film we haven't seen before in countless television shows and features that also revolve around the big fat Punjabi wedding.
The wedding song sequences and the remix of 'Sawan Mein Lag Gayi Aag' add nothing to the story but merely extend the running time. The couple's largely manufactured relationship and the haste to see them walk around a fire in a mandap isn't enough to be interesting. Yes, Ginny Weds Sunny, but why?
Netflix is now streaming Ginny Weds Sunny.
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