Director: Akshay Roy
Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Parineeti Chopra
It’s hard to come up with a different and fresh romantic story as that genre is the most common in movies but Akshay Roy has successfully managed to find the niche in romance in the form of ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’. Breaking away from the typical love stories we see nowadays, this film certainly gives a sense of relatability with a punch of pleasantness.
‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’ starts with an engrossed and frustrated writer Abhimanyu Roy (Ayushmann Khurrana). He is an established writer who has published book mainly objectifying women. But, amidst those books and his literature works, there is an unfinished story he has never told his audience and that’s the most important story of his life: Bindu (Parineeti Chopra).
His crush and love of life from childhood; Abhi tells us how Bindu’s careless approach to life and her lively presence made him fall in love with her. Their college fun, friendship and the different scenarios that change the course unexpectedly are inclusive in ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’.
Suprotim Sengupta’s script is very well thought and penned down. It covers all the vital phases of Abhi-Bindu’s life from being kids, to college teens and working adults to further context. Akshay Roy takes a fun approach in his storytelling and it works wonders for the movie. The college fun of Abhi-Bindu, their silly pranks and amazing rapport with each other make a joyful first half. I loved Abhi’s character development describing his writing capabilities and most of all, the narration. Ayushmann narrating the story with amazing dialogues wins the film.
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Just before the interval, he says, ‘Pyaar ke dard pe Iodex laga k veer jawaan phir se khade ho jate hain’. Screenplay of ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’ is matured and gives full justice to the protagonist’s writing role. Apart from the fun part, the serious aspects of romance, being a couple and the consequences of the decisions of life changing events are shown brilliantly by Akshay Roy.
In the second half, the movie gets a bit dull and boring with Abhi coming to his hometown and talking about the same stuff over and over again. Overall, the movie lets you enjoy the relationship between Abhi-Bindu in every aspect. Their live-in relationship, friendship and Bindu’s singing career adventures make the film a beautiful experience.
Akshay Roy perfectly capitalizes on Parineeti’s smile which is charming while Abhi stares at her for infinity. This is not just a feel good kind of a movie but Akshay shows that not all the love stories have happy ending and not all the love stories end up tragic. It’s up to us how to handle different situations in life. The vitality of family, their silly defects which hold them together and most of all, finding the true love of your life, these all things are very cleverly told by Roy.
I love the movie selection of Ayushmann Khurrana. He has done three love stories yet each one of them is unique. Vicky Donor, Dum Laga Ke Haishaa and now ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’, all are peculiar. That’s the indication of a matured actor. This is Ayushmann’s film majorly. He has perfected the character of a writer who is living two lives: one is of a successful writer and second one is the secret, of a person madly in love with a girl and can’t overcome the pain of separation. His undying love for Bindu, their fun together and that scene where he keeps staring and smiling at her in rain, these things boast of Ayushmann’s exceptional acting knack. Without his delightful narration, the film would have not made such a mark.
Parineeti Chopra added a shining element in ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’. The role demanded a lively personality who just lives spontaneously and Parineeti is known to deliver such roles with ease. The first half is highly engaging due to her college fun with others but she also shows her serious shade when things go downhill in the second half. Her smile lifts the narrative and songs become more beautiful.
‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’ is a different film of two childhood friends and their love becoming. Akshay Roy’s direction is strong and it gives a very pleasant vibe to the film. If you’re looking for a unique love story, far from the cliché, this should be your pick.