There has got to be something about actors choosing tricky parts that challenge their oeuvre. Every week back, we saw Akshay Kumar within the role of a ghost-buster possessed by a transgender person’s spirit within the horror-comedy, Laxmi. Ever since fans saw him wearing a red sari with bangles and bindis, they were in awe. The very fact that it clothed to be a massive mess of a movie is another matter.


We now get Manoj Bajpayee as a detective-in-disguise to show men on the verge of the wedding of their philander and debauchery during this week’s Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari. But Abhishek Sharma keeps the look of the story within the hands of Diljit Dosanjh. For the viewers, he’s the victim (Suraj), and Bajpayee is that the venom (Mangal). He uses his ‘Aiyaary’ (mastery of disguise), no pun intended, to save lots of women from promiscuous men.


It’s a comedy where two men will stop at nothing to defeat the opposite, where their attempts to overpower the nemesis are both futile and frustrating. From David Dhawan’s the Milan Luthria’s Taxi No. 9211 to Deewana Mastana, is now a genre that’s begun to reek of staleness. Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari showcases one among the coldest romances of recent times, with tired lines and tedious songs.

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