Zara Hatke Zara Bachke: The enjoyment factor of this ride is not at its peak
Movie Review: Zara Hatke Zara Bachke
Sara Ali Khan and Vicky Kaushal
The First Impression
The funny punchlines, bizarre characters, and engaging performances make Zara Hatke Zara Bachke a fun one-time watch. However, it isn’t live up to its full potential because of the weak story and the mediocre screenplay.
Plot of the movie
An Indore young couple decided to divorce to qualify for a government program that allows home purchases. But unexpected events occur, and they have repercussions. Will the deeply in love couple stay together or end their relationship?
Story of the movie
It’s a fun premise to have a romantic comedy of errors with eccentric characters in a small-town setting. The majority of the time, the film directed by Laxman Utekar meets this expectation. Once the audience meets Kapil Dubey (Vicky Kaushal), his wife Saumya Chawla Dubey (Sara Ali Khan), and their extended family, the comedy promises to be a laugh riot. When a member of Pandit’s family eats an egg-containing cake by mistake, chaos ensues.
The Punjabi daughter-in-law puts her foot down and says she wants to move out of the house and away from the constant taunts as Kapil’s mami (Kanupriya Pandit) criticizes her for the debacle. The two set out on a quest to buy a home, which turns out to be an expensive proposition.
Saumya learns about a government program to obtain a flat, but Kapil is not qualified because his family owns a home. When they ask Bhagwan Das (Inaamulhaq) about Saumya’s eligibility for the women’s quota, he informs them that she can divorce Kapil and remarry after the home is assigned. The comedy is heightened by a love triangle and Daroga, a security guard (Sharib Hashmi).
Review of the movie
Although only on paper, Kapil and Saumya’s decision to separate to buy a house when they are not in immediate need makes the movie’s basic plot seem improbable.
The first half of the film is particularly rib-tickling, but after the interval, the entertainment value drops due to implausible and over-the-top scenes, such as when the pair pose as brother and sister or a government official visit Saumya’s rented flat for verification while Kapil is also present.
In another track, Deepa Mami is revealed to have liver cirrhosis, which only heightens the drama but doesn’t advance the plot. The music is catchy, and Raghav Ramadoss’s cinematography does a great job of capturing the small-town character and quirks of Indore.
Performances Of The Film
Vicky Kaushal does a great job on stage and does a good job portraying the tight-fisted guy from the small town. In a scene where Saumya and Kapil have a heart-to-heart conversation to work out their differences at the hospital, he emotes perfectly.
As a bahu from the middle class and a fiery Punjabi girl, Sara Ali Khan gives a sincere performance.
Good performances are given by the supporting cast, which includes Harcharan Chawla, Akash Khurana as Kapil’s father and Neeraj Sood and Kanupirya Pandit as mama and mami, and Inaamulhaq, Rakesh Bedi as Saumya’s father.
As a whole, Zara Hatke For its humorous punchlines, bizarre characters, and entertaining performances, Zara Bachke is a good choice for a single viewing. However, the weak screenplay and average story keep it from realizing its full potential.