Suraj Aur Saanjh
The countdown has begun to the much hyped match of the year and I cannot hold my excitement. Lets hope it is a cracker of a match! But before that I decided to wrap up another one of the weekend releases. And I have just finished watching the new series Suraj Aur Saanjh on The Pocket Films Channel on Youtube. Time and Again, we at Popcorn Reviewss believe in providing a platform for new filmmakers(and we apologise if we haven’t being doing it often). The trailer of Suraj Aur Saanjh promised for a fun ride, is the series as good, stay tuned.
Story & Screenplay
Suraj Aur Saanjh, set against the backdrop of the first lockdown following the outbreak of the pandemic, follows the story of a depressed woman whose life takes a turn when a new tenant enters her life. The story may not be too novel but it is sweet, cute and frothy. The screenplay too is exactly that. Firstly, this series makes for a quick watch with just 5 episodes of roughly 20 minutes each. What means is, it gets straight to the point and does not deviate into a needless buildup. The proceedings are light and frothy and never melodramatic. There are emotions at play here but they never go overboard. Also the comedy here may not make you laugh hysterically but will surely put a smile on your face. Two drastically opposite personalities makes for an interesting watch in general, and here it is no different. The many Bollywood references are just amazing to watch and the Bollywood-Hollywood banter between the two leads is quite fun to watch. The series culminates into an interesting end which leaves scope for season 2 as well. Overall a fun, frothy and sweet screenplay.
Dialogues, Music & Direction
The dialogues are quite well penned and the Bollywood reference is truely fun to witness. The music is outstanding and the BGM gently tugs the strings of your heart. Director Vedd V Rawtaani has done a terrific job. This could so easily have been a caricature or more like a sketch but the slight seriousness in the drama time and again gives a lot of meaning to the drama overall.
The performances are quite good. Avinash Sachdeva as Vivek is good in a tiny role at the end although I wish he had a little more screentime. Garima Yagnik as Minal is just so cute! She is fabulous and so much fun to watch here in an extended cameo. I really wish to watch more of her going forward too in meaty roles! Anjali Dinesh Anand as Saanjh is just so affable. And the amount of emotions that she brings to the table is beautiful. This could so easily have been a one dimensional character but it ends up being a layered one which was truely refreshing to watch. Like wise for Anil Charanjeett as Suraj. Firstly, he has an impeccable comic timing and is a real bundle of talent as far as the mimicry of Bollywood stars is concerned. But the more you watch him, the more convinced you are that his character is so much more than that! Some of the scenes that require him to emote with all seriousness are the best here, that really touch your heart. And the chemistry between Suraj and Saanjh is infectious.
Suraj And Saanjh is a sweet, cute, light and frothy series that will end up uplifting your mood! Available on Youtube on the Pocket Films channel.