A typewriter, a cassette and an old song - the old world motifs that were seen in the teaser of Akshay Roy's romantic comedy Meri Pyaari Bindu also appear in Chapter 1.
As reported earlier, the trailer of the film will be broken down into multiple chapters of the romantic story of Ayushmann Khurrana and Parineeti Chopra's characters, since Khurrana plays a writer in the film. The trailer starts off on an impressive note as the focus of the camera is on a typewriter that introduces us to the trailer post which we are transported to 1983, the first time the two lovebirds met, as kids.
Both Khurrana and Chopra remain absent from Chapter 1 as it is set in the childhood of their characters. Thus, it loses out on star power though Khurrana's rich voice narrates the proceedings. They bond over samosa, chutney and headphones as the song 'Aaiye Meherban' from Shakti Samanta's 1958 film Howrah Bridge serenades the setting.
While the teaser was impressive because of its novelty in the treatment, complemented and contrasted by the old world charm it effectively captured, Chapter 1 comes across as rather vague and contrived. In some parts, Khurrana's voice dumbs down the narrative. Though he does give out a hint towards the end of the trailer, Chapter 1 lacks the grey shades that made the teaser stand out. The reason behind the same is probably the unadulterated innocence of childhood but even that seems forced.
Meri Pyaari Bindu also stars Sanjay Mishra, Monica Dogra, Sara Khan, Abish Mathew, Aparajita Auddy, Shreya Ghoshal and Kumar Sanu. It is co-produced by Maneesh Sharma and Aditya Chopra's Yash Raj Films. It is the directorial debut of Roy and is slated to release on 12 May, along with Ram Gopal Varma's political drama Sarkar 3 and Saket Chaudhary's romantic comedy Hindi Medium starring Irrfan Khan.
Published Date: Apr 03, 2017 03:37 pm | Updated Date: Apr 03, 2017 03:37 pm