Aloo Chat - Notepad

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

A start towards being a Hrishkesh Mukherjee film. Keeps that smile on the face throughout. But doesn't offer a laughter fest.



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Plot Summary

Nikhil's (Aftab Shivdasani) family is looking for a bride for him. Only hitch is that he is in love with a Muslim (Aamna Shariff). Nikhil is sure that his family will not accept her. He and his uncle hatch a plan to change the family's outlook.

What Worked

  • Tiny bits like the chacha getting an sms while he's talking to Nikhil to imply that he's closer to the younger generation.
  • The mother-in-law - daughter-in-law relationship between Nikhil's mom and his grandmother. Very subtle power-play going on there.
  • Nitty-Gritty

    This section lists things that I think are not important to the overall impact of the movie. In most cases, it could be explained away by something like, "we noticed the glitch after the scene was shot and there were schedule/budget issues and thus we could not re-shoot it". I like giving the makers the benefit of doubt, but I am amused nevertheless. Hopefully, they will tickle you too.

    • Aamna Shariff's hair are just amazingly lovely!
    • Aamna Shariff's outfits are outright gorgeous.