Kya Meri Sonam Gupta Bewafa Hai?
Onto the last release of the weekend(will be reviewing Net tomorrow) and I finished watching the new Hindi film Kya Meri Sonam Gupta Bewafa Hai on Zee5. As long and weird as the name sounds of the film, this is a story woven around an incident where “Sonam Gupta Bewafa Hai” was found handwritten on a currency note that later went viral with several heartbroken men endorsing this incident. I remember watching the trailer and found it just about average. And will low expectations I went in the movie. So then is the film worth your time, stay tuned.
Story & Screenplay
A fictional story woven around a viral event, Kya Meri Sonam Gupta Bewafa Hai follows the story of a young man falling for a woman only to find himself heartbroken after she dumps him. The story is alright nothing much to shout about. The screenplay surprisingly starts off well with the world being created in a small town quite well. The humour in certain places is intact as well. Although there are no shock values but you still are quite invested in the drama with several witty moments culminating into a halfway point that is a bit shocking. And as you curiously begin continue watching, the curse of the second half strikes. The proceedings are dry and the humour is flat. Just the very writing is what falters in the second hour which derails the film some what. The situations created are a little underwhelming as well and unimaginative that takes away the shine from the drama. In other words, the screenplay has an engaging first hour but an insipid second hour that spoils the fun as you just stop caring after a point and waot for the film to end soon.
Dialogues, Music & Direction
The dialogues in some places are quite witty and will make you chuckle. The music is decent but what is it with Bollywood and remixes. It just doesn’t seem to end. What will it take to put an end to this circus? The BGM is alright. Director Ssaurabh Tyagi does a decent job although he doesn’t look totally in control over the drama. A better execution in the second half was the need of the hour here.
The performances are quite good. But again talented actors like Brijendra Kala and yet again Vijay Raaz are just wasted and it pains me to think of why they are not given good material to play with. Despite that, the two are fabulous to watch. It was a pleasure watching the late Sulekha Sikri onscreen one final time. She is brilliant and just nails some of the one liners. Surbhi Jyoti as Sonam Gupta looks gorgeous and makes a confident appearance onscreen. Jassie Gill as Sintu is quite a pleasant performer too and does a good job!
Despite a good first hour, Kya Meri Sonam Gupta Bewafa Hai is just another average affair set in a small town. Watch it if you must. Available on Zee5.