Some bath in the colour of fullfilness and some never embrace completeness. But they all take away chunks from us. Akshay Roy’s latest release ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’ is one such heartwarming story of an unfinished love story that leaves a tinge of pang and a broad smile at the same time.
Abhimanyu Roy (Ayushmann Khurana), a writer who is hugely popular for writing middle class horror stories, comes back to his hometown Calcutta during one of his futile phases. He has not been able to write anything for past 3 years. Finally, he sets down to pen his life’s first love story; and enters Bindu (Parineeti Chopra); the aspiring singer!
Abhimanyu and Bindu are the childhood best friends, companions of every little mischief, bound with the unseen chains of unquestioning affection, unconditional admirers of each other’s aspirations. Never did they know how love silently blossomed in their life. Several times, life separates them, only to merge them later. But all endings aren’t happy, and unhappiness is a far stronger reality in cinemas.
Not once could I take my eyes off Ayushmann and Parineeti’s flamboyant equation. These two managed to gel up so well that the little nooks of their relationships just come alive. Ayushmann, as the ‘no-tantrums’ guy hopelessly in love who is later stuck in being a wordsmith, does wonders.
“Meri Pyaari Bindu” will certainly be considered one of Parineeti Chopra’s best performances ever in bollywod, no questions asked. Next ones to steal the show are Ayushmann’s parents played by Rajatava Dutta and Aparajita Adhya.
Suprotim Sengupta’s screenplay comes around as the next mantra of success. It gives you enough space to savour what’s happening, but you don’t lose your way midway. Director Akshay Roy debuted, and it will surely speak in favour of his skills of storytelling. He has, in the past, assisted someone as versatile as Farhan Akhtar and also someone as veteran as Mira Nair. We loved how the film embraces every loss with a feeling of contentment.
Music by Sachin-Jigar adds just the right mood on; from the nascent feelings of calf love to the agony of separation and every other little twist that shares a space. Tushar Kanti Roy’s cinematography concentrates on capturing the meaningful moments; which makes it all the more effective.
This week, go for this one with the one you’d want to hold on to forever. You won’t regret!