Raksha Bandhan Movie Review
Movie: Raksha Bandhan
Director: Aanand L. Rai
Runtime: 108 minutes
Rakshabandhan to you on this special day. The most basic of plots drive the Aanand L Rai movie, which stars Akshay Kumar as the lead and centers on his character’s connection with his four sisters. Here is a man who is almost past the “marriage age” but is still making every effort to marry off his four sisters. These sisters, who are portrayed by Deepika Khanna, Sahejmeen Kaur, Sadia Khateeb, and Smrithi Srikanth, are not exactly “marriageable.” While the oldest of them, Sadia, is faultless, the others all have one flaw or another. Sahejmeen’s character is a tomboy, Smrithi’s character is too “black,” and Deepika’s character is too “fat”! Additionally, Bhumi Pednekar’s Kedarnath Lal, who is portrayed by Akshay, has his own romance with his childhood sweetheart on the line.
Kedarnath is a man who accepts making dowry payments. He holds the antiquated belief that doing so will guarantee his sisters’ happiness in their new environments. In fact, he silences opponents of dowries by telling them he is not sorry for doing everything in his power to make sure his sisters have happy marriages. The first half is packed with ideas that can be considered “regressive” and conversations that might even be considered embarrassing! But that was only a pretext.
Here, Akshay Kumar’s performance merits special recognition. He completely connects with the ball. He really gets it in one scene in particular. It will be challenging to contain your tears because of his intense desire. It is delightful to watch as he allows his vulnerability to take center stage in the scene.
Bhumi Pednekar once again proves that she is a brilliant actor in the Bollywood industry. Despite the limited scope of her role, Bhumi excels in the one scene where she is given the opportunity to shine.
Sadia, Deepika, Smrithi, and Sajehmeen, the sisters, don’t have a lot to do. All they need to do is portray the sisters. All four of the girls, though, are clearly making an attempt. And it’s incredible to see that.
This seemed to be one of Aanand L. Rai’s more straightforward tales. Nothing exciting happens during the heroines’ dhamakedaar entering segment. But we do have amusing conversations, some of them extremely embarrassing but delivered in a funny way. There are several contradictions that sort of stand out. For instance, in one scene in the second half of the movie, Akshay Kumar, who is sporting a moustache, also sports facial hair. So, while he is naturally salt and pepper, his moustache is a strong black that stands out on the screen. It lessens the scene’s intensity and has less of an impact than it should have. We wouldn’t anticipate that from someone like Rai.
A more familiar script was required. The initial section needed additional editing, and following the climax, certain sections of the second section required more care. Overall, it’s one of those movies that the whole family can enjoy together as they celebrate Raksha Bandhan. It will also make you cry and laugh at the same time.
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