Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar

“Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar” starring Parineeti Chopra as Sandeep Walia (Sandy) and Arjun Kapoor as Pinky (Satinder Dahiya) brings a breath of fresh air to the current scrapes that Bollywood has been putting out during the pandemic. Content on OTT platforms has been far more compelling, while Bollywood has been releasing and remaking outdated content in the name of commercial cinema.

A boy named Sandeep meets a girl named Pinky, and both fall head over heels in love with each other. The characters are a bit quirky and their love blooms with time. The families are in utter disagreement about their relationship. They had no choice but to run away. A young couple with no money and maturity face many difficulties in their lives, but they persevere. The families accept them with open arms and finally have their big fat Indian wedding. This was the first thought that came to my mind when I first read the title. My assumptions couldn’t have been more wrong.

Sandeep Walia is a high-end-ambitious girl from the corporate sector, a story of two polar opposite individuals forced to become allies. On the other hand, Pinky is a suspended Haryana Police Officer. The first single-shot scene will give you goosebumps, it immediately grabs your attention and fills your mind with suspense. The two protagonists escape from what was supposed to be a setup to eliminate both. They were forced to help each other to survive by the people who are higher in the hierarchy.

Good:

  • It is not a typical runaway survivors’ story. The characters aren’t running for their lives in every single scene. You’ll get to see different frames of survivors, their situations, and decisions.
  • Instead of spoonfeeding every dialogue to the audience, the movie expresses itself through details which gives the scene a bigger impact.
  • Through many simple scenes, the movie portrays different realities of life, like gender roles given by society, being in denial that a woman can give professional advice, and so on.
  • The movie skillfully communicates the major class divide that exists in our country.
  • The cinematography provides the movie with some great visuals.
  • This movie brings out the best in both the actors, making the masses nostalgic about their work in Ishqzaade.

Bad:

  • The editing in some scenes is straight-up blunt and doesn’t add anything to the movie.
  • To maintain the suspense thriller movie scale, some parts of the movies turn out to be slow and boring. 
  • The plots and important information are delivered in simple conversations between the characters, resulting in the absence of a big revealing sequence the masses are used to.

Overall, the movie is a good one-time watch that will give you a break from “Commercial Hindi Cinema” and take you to the unusual runaway journey of Sandeep and Pinky.

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Rukhsar Shaikh

By Rukhsar Shaikh

A person who is always up for an adventure. Traveling, meeting new people always has been a crucial part of my life.

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