Employed at a product company, Nakul (Ayushmann Khurrana) is of the ‘marriageable’ age in Indian parlance. He is dating one of his colleagues Renee (Sanya Malhotra) who is a notch above him in terms of conventional social standing. The class difference between the lovers is something that the film projects right in the beginning. If hosting a game of ‘housie’ for the neighbourhood ladies is one of Nakul’s default duties, Renee’s house sees plush parties with exotic wine and gladiolus flowers for decor. Still, when an unusual dilemma strikes Nakul’s family, everything goes for a toss. His conservative family does not know how to react. Renee’s progressive mom is no different. “This family is a circus I don’t want to buy tickets to.” The lady immediately adds despite having met only one member of the troupe. The director chooses to take a linear storytelling pattern which is quite an asset in the initial portions but the freshness and intrigue wear off towards the finale.
The first half sees a good dose of humour sprinkled all over to make sure that the narrative isn’t issue-heavy. The second hour focusses more on individual closures, comfortably switching to an emotional route aided effectively by a set of fantastic actors. The supporting players especially deliver knockout performances.
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