Khandaani Shafakhana Movie Review :
Director– Shilpi Dasgupta
Star cast – Sonakshi Sinha, Varun Sharma, Annu Kapoor and Badshah
Genre – Comedy Drama
Writer – Gautam Mehra
Producer -Bhushan Kumar, Mahaveer Jain, Mrighdeep Singh Lamba, Divya Khosla Kumar and Krishan Kumar
Production Studio – Sundial Productions and T-Series
Cinematography – Rishi Punjabi
Running time – 136 minute
Ratings – 3.0
The film deals with a story of a young Punjabi girl called Babita “Baby” Bedi, which is played by Sonakshi Sinha. She runs a fertility clinic. She faces loads of hurdles in her way to establish the clinic in her area as many find it taboo still in our society to run a sex clinic by any lady. So, what really goes out is interesting to explore in the nearby cinema.
It is not often easy to accept such films which Sonakshi Sinha has chosen this time leaving her comfort zone. She loves to experiment and thus have seen her doing different genre films, right from love story to emotional, action and now something which she is trying for the first time. In fact, she is the first one in B Town among the divas who deal with a film based on a taboo issue. So congrats to her for leaving her comfort zone and trying something new and interesting. The subject has remained untouched to some extent as far as B Town films are concerned, although the makers have tried not to be preachy in the film and in somewhere they are successful in it. However, such scripts still would attract a niche audience which might find it worthy to catch. The use of humor is good but it may not prove effective to call one and all. The first half of the film seems okay but it hampers in the second half getting something different and unexpected climax of the film.
Now, talking about the performances, Sonakshi Sinha has done a decent job, she was good leaving her comfort zone and trying something that still remains a taboo genre for the female actors in B Town. The others like Annu Kapoor and Badshah seemed okay, while the real man turning the table was none other than Varun Sharma. He simply impressed with his perfect comic timing and good performance. The other elements like music, photography, screenplay, editing and other technical stuff remained okay and somewhere even helped the film to boost its entertainment value.
Khandaani Shafakhana – The Last Word
The Movie Khandaani Shafakhana is strange at the title but thanks to the taboo issue, one may not find masses turning for the film. Although the makers have tried to add humor in it but at the end of the day, it did not help the film in a big way.