Entertaining in parts despite a glitched story-line
This is the first film to be released in theatres following their reopening after 7+ months due to lock-down imposed. While everyone across the world is waiting for theatres to reopen Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari, a Zee Studios presentation has opened up to mixed responses across Metros like Mumbai where it is now being screened.
Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari is the story of Suraj Singh Dhillon (Diljit Dosanjh) who has to find a life partner who understands him with compassion. But his efforts go futile due to marriage detective Madhu Mangal Rane (Manoj Bajpayee) who got his own plans.
But stars turn in the favour of Suraj when he falls in love at first sight with the beautiful Tulsi Rane (Fatima Sana Shaikh), the very sister of Madhu Mangal.
Madhu concedes and fixes his sister’s marriage with Suraj much to the latter’s surprise. But the story takes a new twist exposing the true face of Madhu who got dubious plans due to which the marriage of Suraj with Tulsi go for a toss. Now it’s the turn of Suraj to set things right and get her lady love back.
Manoj Bajpayee is the show stealer and his performance once again demonstrates his versatility. Seema Pahwah, Annu Kapoor, Manoj Pahwa, and Manuj Sharma apart from Diljit have given out reasonably good performances along with Fatima
The story conceived by Rohan Shankar and Shokhi Banerjee dates back to the 1990s was filled up with many hilarious moments that were ably presented by director Abhishek Sharma.
The music composed by Kinshuk Chakravarthy along with Javed-Mohsin is a plus point in this film which is high on the fun element.
Though the premise and some of the scenes give the feeling of an oft-repeated theme, the snail’s pace at which the narrative moves is another drawback of this film. On the whole, it’s entertaining in parts despite the glitched story-line.
The euphoria of watching this film in a theatre will be short-lived as it doesn’t possess the necessary elements to ensure total engagement all through this 141-minute film which leaves a mixed taste in the end except for the presence of Bajpayee who is the sole saving grace of this film.
Moreover, this is best suitable for home viewing rather than in theatres in view of its content.