Movie – Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laddoo Deewana
Director – Manish Harishankar
Star cast – Akshara Haasan, Vivaan Shah, Gurmeet Choudhary
Rating – 1.5
Laddu (Vivaan Shah) is the son of a cycle repair shop owner, who aspires to be big in life. On his insistence to make a big fortune, he travels to work in Vadodra at his father’s friend’s cafe. While working as a waiter there, Laddu meets Laali (Akshara Haasan) who is a regular customer. The two soon hit it off but Laddu starts off on the wrong foot as he lies about coming from a rich background. The truth is soon discovered by Laali and she even forgives him. The two fall in love and find a new job together. After meeting Laddu’s family who are happy for the couple, the duo take on a trip together. After coming back, Laali learns that she is pregnant. While Laddu wants the child to be aborted, Laali wants to keep it. The duo part ways and now Laddu’s parents disown him and accept Laali as their daughter. They find her a suitable match in Veer (Gurmeet Choudhary) who is a royal prince. Will Laddu let Laali and Veer get married or will he find a happy ending for himself is what is left to see.
Apparently, the makers of this film wanted to present the story in a very fancy Kurosawa style manner where each character presents the story from their side. Of course, it doesn’t turn out even an iota close to that. Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laddoo Deewana is probably one of the biggest disasters of the year. It is messed up in almost all departments. The script is absolutely boring and most of the times, it is the side characters and not Laali and Laddoo who take this story further. Character detailing has gone wrong miserably. Their story has no head no tail. How did they fall in love, their commitment and ultimately the parents exchanging their kids is just plain stupid.
Vivaan Shah’s act is extremely confusing in this film. At one point he seems like a 12 year old who has a grin plastered across his place for majority of the time and rest he does try to act a little mature. There’s nothing heroic in him and he is uncomfortable in most scenes. Akshara Haasan gives an extremely poor performance in a poor film. She maintains a single expression all through the film. Gurmeet Chowdhary as always does a poor job. His TV style acting doesn’t work on the silver screen.
Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laddoo Deewana is one big boring affair. You don’t want to attend this Shaadi, not even for free Laddoos!