Paranthe Wali Gali Movie Review

By Goher Iqbal Punn, Film Critic & Entertainment Analyst, Showbiz Bites

paranthe wali gali-showbizbitesProducer & Director: Sachin Gupta

Cast: Anuj Saxena and Neha Pawar

Music: Vasundhara Das

Rating: [rating=1]

Year 2014 has not started off well with the disastrous movies such as Mr. Joe B. Cravalho and Dedh Ishqiya (though it is a critically acclaimed movie, but according to box office results it’s a failure).  No big release has been witnessed so far in this month of January. Audiences are crazily waiting for something big and still they have to wait for a big release. But the wait is no longer big now, as Salman Khan’s Jai Ho is geared up for release. This week witnesses the low-budget movies, which too will hardly make any good business at the box office at all. Among this week’s release, Paranthe Wali Gali too hits the screens today starring Anuj Saxena and Neha Pawar in main leads.

The film from the very start shows you that it has been made amateurishly. The boredom starts landing on you from the very beginning and goes till the end. There are hardly any moments in the film where you find yourself excited with some interesting content except the cinematography that captures the locales of Delhi with eye-pleasing effects.

The story is not novel at all and it is also not much interesting. The script is laced with many flaws and barely allures the viewers. The execution of the subject on celluloid too seems poor as the viewers are found yawning.

Paranthe Wali Gali talks about Maulik (Anuj Saxena) who earns living by doing road shows along with his team. He is always ridiculed by the people in particular by his dear ones. For his work, he always finds oppositions, nonetheless he carries on.   Naina Kaur (Neha Pawar) enters into the scene, who is a parantha seller. The first meeting between her and Maulik’s team happens with a fight. Soon, the love begins happening between the two and when she comes to know the hardships Maulik and his team has been facing, she arranges a meeting of Maulik with an event organizer Saluja (Vijayant Kohli). By the time, the work is to be done, Saluja dumps Maulik’s performance revealing the reasons of the non-selling of the tickets. Maulik’s act is replaced with an adult comedy from a Mumbai troupe. Maulik gets heartbroken and depressed. Here enters Naina’s mother who encourages the entire team and makes them ready for the show.

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The story is not novel, as mentioned earlier. We have watched many subjects of these kinds on screen in past. But the main thing is that the story is not interesting at all. The script is swathed with many flaws. Story and screenplay has been written by the director himself – Sachin Gupta. Execution too is mundane. Editing is not fine. Music is ear-spoiling. Cinematography is the only thing you love enjoying on screen.

Anuj Saxena does not attract with his acting. Neha Pawar is just about okay. Rest of the cast is below average.

Final Verdict:

On the whole, Paranthe Wali Gali is a boring entertainer. The director tried to inject everything into this venture to make it a thorough entertainer, but fails to deliver everything aptly on screen.

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