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DO AUR DO PYAAR works because of the plot and the chemistry between.

by Joe Bourn

DO AUR DO PYAAR works because of the relatable plot and electrifying chemistry between Vidya Balan and Pratik Gandhi.

Main characters: Vidya Balan, Pratik Gandhi, Ileana DCruz, Sendhil Ramamurthy

Director: Shirsha Guha Thakurta

Do Aur Do Pyaar Movie Synopsis:

DO AUR DO PYAAR is the story of a dysfunctional couple. Kavya Ganeshan (Vidya Balan) was married to Aniruddh Banerjee (Pratik Gandhi) for 12 years. They dated for 3 years after which they broke up and got hitched. In recent years, they drifted apart and stopped communicating. A lonely Kavya is attracted to an American photographer of Indian origin, Vikram (Sendhil Ramamurthy). Meanwhile, Aniruddh begins a relationship with an upcoming actress, Nora (Ileana DCruz). Both are making plans with their respective partners and planning to break up soon. One day, Kavya receives a call informing her that her grandfather has passed away. She decides to fly to Ooty, where her family resides. Aniruddh also joins them. Their visit increases the tension in the Ganeshan family, especially because of her father Venkat (Thalaivasal Vijay) who has not forgiven them for running away. In this tense and gloomy situation, they have the time and opportunity to communicate and once again fall in love with each other. What happens next is the rest of the movie.

Do Aur Do Pyaar Movie Review:

DO AUR DO PYAAR is an official remake of the 2017 Hollywood movie THE LOVERS. Suprotim Sengupta and Eisha Chopra’s story is very relatable and not a stage remake of the original film. The screenplay by Suprotim Sengupta and Eisha Chopra is realistic with ample doses of humor and drama. The writing, however, becomes strained in the second half. Dialogues by Suprotim Sengupta, Amrita Bagchi and Eisha Chopra are conversational and up the entertainment quotient.

Shirsha Guha Thakurta’s direction is simple. Although it is adapted from a foreign film, the director has Indianized the film beautifully. The four main characters and their faults and strengths are etched in a nuanced and true manner. It also manages to reflect the reality and complexity of relationships and marriages. After a good start, the movie gets better in the Ooty episode. The Elephanta Hotel sequence is entertaining and during the interval, the director brings the house down.

On the other hand, the second half is long and crashes. The crucial pre-climax dialogue continues and should have been contained for better impact. Plus, the focus is on the married couple, while the other two get a raw deal. The makers also omit an important plot point in the climax. Finally, the audio is not clear in a few dialogues.

Do Aur Do Pyaar Movie Performances:

Vidya Balan looks stunning and gives an amazing performance. She consistently does great work but in DO AUR DO PYAAR, she delivers one of the best performances of her illustrious career. He shines in the dramatic and confrontational sequences, but watch out when he goes into LOL mode. it is very adorable. Prateek Gandhi has never looked so handsome in a Hindi film. And he’s doing his best. His chemistry with Vidya is electrifying. Ileana DCruz plays a difficult role with ease. She is proving that she can score a lot if given the chance. The dashing Sendhil Ramamurthy provides capable support. His screen time, however, is limited. Thalaivasal Vijay leaves a mark. Rekha Kudligi (Savitri) and Kumaradas TN (Pulli) are okay. Arun Ajikumar Ham (CJ Surya).

Do Aur Do Pyaar music and other technical aspects:

The music syncs with the mood of the film. “Jazbaati Hai Dil” it is the best because of its placement and catchy theme. “Tu Hai Kahaan” fails to register. “Ta Ra Ta Ra Ta”, “Teri Meri Yeh Kahaani” and “Do Kinaare” are passable. Subhajit Mukherjee’s background score is apt, but in the pre-climax, it interferes with the tension in the sequence.

Kartik Vijay’s cinematography is satisfactory. Shailaja Sharma’s production design comes alive. Veera Kapur Ee costumes are attractive especially the ones worn by Ileana. Bardroy Barretto’s editing could have been more elegant.

Do Aur Do Pyaar Movie Conclusion:

Overall, DO AUR DO PYAAR works because of the relatable plot and electrifying chemistry between Vidya Balan and Pratik Gandhi. At the box office, it will need acceptance from the target audience, i.e. the urban elite, to excel.

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