Movie Review: Meri Pyaari Bindu
Ayushmann as Abhimanyu Roy will make you fall in love with 'love'
Meri Pyaari Bindu is a sweet and easy-going love story that revolves around a pulp fiction writer Abhimanyu Roy and an aspiring singer, Bindu. It consists of bitter-sweet moments of the childhood friends turned couple that will tickle your ribs and make you cry a river at the same time.
Produced by YRF, Meri Pyaari Bindu was a big gamble for the actress Parineeti Chopra whose last movie came out in 2014. The audience went with high hopes to see Parineeti making a comeback. Parineeti comes out as Bindu with flying colours but her role in the movie in the form of snippets still leaves something to be desired for the Parineeti fans.
The story revolves with Abhimanyu Roy in its centre. He’s a bestselling author who writes dark-humoured books where the female character is always projected as an evil. Just live every other young man, his heart is ruled by this one woman, Bindu who’s a chirpy, bubbly aspiring singer from Kolkata. Apart from being dynamic, Bindu is pretty indecisive and impulsive. Despite being in love with Abhimanyu, she rejects his marriage proposal. This angst against Bindu stops Abhimanyu to move on in his life. Will he ever be able to forgive Bindu for leaving him in the middle of nowhere? Will he get his childhood sweetheart back in his life?
The first half of the movie might seem sluggish to some, where Ayuhsmann as Abhimanyu is shown trying to commit suicide. The co-stars trying to be funny with the same old cliched jokes fails to entertain the audience at some point. After a few minutes of walkthrough in present, the movie travels back to the past.
The effortless chemistry and camaraderie between the oven-fresh pair, Ayushmann and Parineeti is a surprise package for the audience. And it’s a pleasant one, to be sure. The actors narration throughout the story and Parineeti’s husky voice in the background score adds a classic touch to this contemporary love story. Another thing to be noted about this movie is the new-fangled definition of love that this present generation seems to have forgotten. Abhimanyu Roy reminds the millennial that to love is to let go. Although, many movies in the past have tried their hands on the same topic, but the storyline of Meri Pyaari Bindu explains love in a light-hearted manner.
Parineeti Chopra as Bindu outshines the best she could’ve done. There’s no doubt that she’s looking ravishing and amazingly beautiful in a ‘Bengali Bala’ avatar. In the complete span of movie, you can see the actress giving some serious fashion goals to the girls out there. Parineeti is slaying in the last scene where she can be seen wearing a black saree with golden border. It won’t be an overstatement to say that Parineeti is one of those actresses who’ve looked celestially stunning in ethnic attire.
Coming to the acting part, she has tried her super best to do the justice to her role. Parineeti has always been superb when it comes to switching between emotions in a scene. Sample 'Hasee Toh Phasee'. But being a fan of Parineeti Chopra, I secretly wish if her role could’ve been a bit more powerful and impactful.
Ayushmann Khurrana is the showman of the movie. He outshines Bindu’s character at some parts of the movie. He fits perfectly in the role of a Bengali writer and a lovelorn. Ayushmann has established his acting prowess in movies like ‘Vicky Donor’ and ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ and ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’ is undoubtedly another feather in the actor’s cap.
Conclusively, Meri Pyaari Bindu is a one-time watch for movie buffs but a must-watch for Ayushmann Khurrana fans who want to see him defining this little thing called love for the speed-dating generation.
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