Film Review: Ayushmann Khurrana and Vaani Kapoor raised this special issue through their love, know how ‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’ is

Priyanka Singh. Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has again chosen a taboo subject in the film ‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’. However, this time his character is against him. The story of the film is set in Chandigarh. Gym owner Manvinder Munjal aka Manu (Ayushmann Khurrana) wants to win a local body building championship as his gym is running at a loss. That’s when Maanvi Brar (Vani Kapoor) comes there to run a Zumba class.

As soon as he arrives, the crowd of people taking admission in the gym increases. Manu and Maanvi start liking each other, but there is a truth of Maanvi that she is a trans-girl i.e. she has undergone a sex change. After knowing this, the ground slips under Manu’s feet. From here the story takes a different turn. Abhishek Kapoor, who has made films like ‘Kai Po Che’ and ‘Kedarnath’, has himself stepped into a new zone through this film.

His attempt to make a film on the issue of gender change is good. He has tried to convey his point of view with the comedy, understanding the sensitivity of the issue. However, the story of the film falls short in showing this issue in depth. People who undergo gender change are not easily digestible scenes. The angle of Manu’s widower father falling in love with a Muslim woman seems redundant, as the mention of a particular community does not give any direction to the story.

Although Tushar Paranjpe and Supratik Sen have tried to handle the story to a great extent through dialogues and screenplay. Only the body was of a boy…, take the form of a man and leave from here…, Don’t fall for trans people, I want all normal… Dialogues like this make you think that despite gender change now Even so, how difficult it is to adopt a person with his new identity.

Vaani Kapoor’s work in the film is commendable. After becoming a trans girl, the exercise of showing herself as a girl in the eyes of the people, strengthen herself after listening to the taunts of the family and society, live on her own terms and make a place for herself in the society without trying to change the society He has tried to show hard work through his acting. Ayushmann is from Chandigarh. He managed to show the nuances of the character of the boy there.

His hard work is visible on the screen to look like a wrestler. Ayushmann has fun in the scenes that make him feel cheated after knowing the truth about boy-turned-girl Manvi. Kanwaljit Singh has played the character of a modern, understanding and worried father for his daughter. Twin brothers Gaurav and Gautam Sharma as Manu’s friends, Girish Dhamija and Anjan Srivastava as Manu’s father and grandfather respectively do a good job. The song Maafi in Ayushmann’s voice… fits the situation.

Main Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Vaani Kapoor, Kanwaljit Singh, Gaurav Sharma, Gautam Sharma, Anjan Srivastava, Girish Dhamija

Director: Abhishek Kapoor

Duration: One hour 57 minutes

Rating: Two and a half stars

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