Love Per Square Foot

Love Per Square Foot
Review Rowdy -

Plot = Sanjay Chaturvedi (Vicky Kaushal) and Karina D’Souza (Angira Dhar) are colleagues at a bank, in Mumbai. They decide to get married for taking advantage of a housing scheme, which will help them in acquiring their dream home. So will they be able to check-in at their dream house or will they get thrown out of their current homes/families for their internal differences?


Opinion = The movie has its fair share of highs and lows. Comparatively the lows are quite high. This is the first Bollywood Movie released only on NETFLIX. The plot had novelty, but the execution is clichéd. Firstly, I don’t understand why the lead pair is prospecting only one property in Mumbai. They are not shown discussing or even working out any other options. I felt that if they don’t get the prospected flat, they will be forced to sleep on Mumbai streets. And maybe they were scared that if such a situation arises and if Salman Bhai plans to go on a drive, then there will be a problem for them (pun intended). Seriously, everything becomes very convenient for the lead pair in the movie. At many places, I felt that the makers were making deliberate effort in making the audience laugh. The plot had a lot of potential for creating situational comedy, but the makers could not utilize it optimally. I am not at all stating that the movie is bad, but it could have been much better. In my view, its just a one –time – watch.

Performances = In majority of the scenes, I felt, Vicky Kaushal was a complete misfit for the role. With movies like Masaan and Raman Raghav 2.O, Vicky has successfully established himself as an actor, suitable for handling serious and grey character roles. I did not like his performance here. On the contrary, newbie Angira Dhar has given a fantabulous performance. You cannot make out that it’s her first project. Her acting is flawless. Actress Alankrita Sahai (as Vicky’s Boss) had nothing productive to do, apart from kissing on Vicky’s cheek in the most irritating manner. Seasoned and established actors like Raghuvir Yadav, Brijendra Kala, Gajraj Rao and Supriya Pathak were completely wasted here. However, it is a treat to watch actress Ratna Pathak Shah playing a comic character, with equal finesse. Actors Arunoday Singh & Kunaal Roy Kapoor also had nothing productive to do in the movie. Actor Ranbir Kapoor’s cameo is surprising and refreshing at the same time.


Direction & Other Technical Aspects = Actor – Director Anand Tiwari has previously acted in movies like Mumbai Meri Jaan , Go Goa Gone, Slumdog Millionarie and others. He has also worked in the movie Barfi as an assistant director. His understanding of a middle-class mumbaikar is praise – worthy. His direction will keep you entertained throughout the runtime of the movie. However, Anand was not able develop a natural chemistry between the lead pair. Also, the Script and the Screenplay became weak, repetitive and unnatural at places. Apart from the title track and Aashiana, all the remaining songs are just average and forgettable.


Rowdy Rating = 3 / 5

 

 

 

  

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