Prelude :

“Pyar karna bahut log sikhate hai … par afsoos us pyar ko bhulate kaise hai … yeh saala koi nahi sikhata”.

I absolutely agree with the above statement coz I was going through the same phase many years ago.
During my Graduation days, I fell head-over-heels for a girl of my batch..true love I must say..my first I am sure.
She was undoubtedly the most beautiful girl I have ever seen (I still maintain dat) she was a breath of fresh air, bubbly, funny, smart and immensely charming.
“Zindagi se behad pyar tha usse … aur khud se zindagi se bhi zyada”
All the boys (in all the batches) were in love with her and I was just one of them.
We did become friends (not bff) but things din’t go as I had expected and ofcoz she is a married woman now..My bad-(-( But she will always be my first love…Meri pyaari Bindu.

This film reminded me a lot about my first love..so wanted to share it with all of you.

I guess Bengali men are very romantic… Meri Pyaari Bindu talks about the premise of a young bengali guy named Abhimanyu who talks about his first love through a series of flashbacks and tapes.

Review:

We never remember in chronological order, especially when we’re going back over a failed romance. We start near the end, and then hop around between the times that were good and the times that left pain.
Have you ever been in love with someone like that? In romance, we believe what we want to believe.
That’s the reason I found “Meri Pyaari Bindu” is so appealing and could relate to it.
Abhimanyu Roy aka Bubla is in love with Bindu from the moment he sees her. His thoughts on love may not run as deeply or in sync with Bindu’s thoughts.
He writes pulp fiction/ Adult novels, and you suspect he is yet to write his own perfect love story.
Can he accept that she simply likes him for now, not for forever? The movie, which is a delightful comedy, alive with invention, is about Abhimanyu wrestling with that reality.

If a woman wants to enchant a man, she is wise enough to become his best buddy. Men fall for this. Abhimanyu set out in life to be a successful writer, not a writer of adult pulp fiction. He and Bindu share the same favorite old retro Bollywood songs (ones you might have heard it before), and both of them record their favorite songs on one tape and save it as a memory.
This is fun not because we get to hear wonderful evergreen retro hindi songs, coz so rarely in the movies do we find characters dancing to these wonderful foot-tapping songs.

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Technical :
The movie, directed by Akshay Roy from a screenplay by , Suprotim Sengupta, zeroes in on one of the chief predicaments of post-modern dating – the definition dilemma.
When one party wants to stamp a label on what they’ve got going, the other gets cold feet. Why should it need defining? Bindu gently squirms her way out of the issue, but we guess from her reaction that Abhimanyu’s days are numbered.

The cinematography by Tushar Kanti Ray is beautiful as he captures the beauty of Kolkata in every frame.

Post intermission, the film doesn’t seem to move ahead and fails to offer us anything new. I say instantly, The film is at its best during its first half.
In its opening scene, they’ve already broken up, and we skip back and forth between significant moments of their lives, through various soulful evergreen retro tracks.

Performances :

The talented Ayushmann Khurrana has acted in a lot of movies, ranging from ‘Vicky Donor’ to the gem ‘Dum Laga ke Haisha” He comes into focus here playing a believable, likable guy, hopeful, easily disappointed, a romantic Bengali guy. He is strong enough to expect love, weak enough to be hurt.
Parineeti Chopra evokes that ability in some women to madden you with admiration while never seem to give in or be completely in love with you.

Three cheers to our very own actors from Bengal Rajatabha DuttaAparajita Auddy Kharaj Mukherjee for their amazing contribution and performances.
I felt like a proud Bengali watching this film Thank you Director Akshay Roy Great job-)-)

Verdict :
An ideal version of this film would be painful and playful, and you might just relate to it like me.
But the one we get certainly has delightful moments. After all it’s unlike our mainstream rom coms, it’s a breeze. Go For it…

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