Director – Amit Roy
Cast – Amit Sadh, Taapsee Pannu
Genre – Romantic Comedy
With the era of rom-com almost fading, Amit Roy presents a story of the same genre with a fresh pair. Running Shaadi, an old concept of helping to elope people in presented in a tangy, twisted tale through actors like Amit Sadh and Taapsee. Lest analyze if their magic actually worked..
The story follows the life of Ram Bhasore, who quits his last job as a salesperson at a saree shop. He along with his friend Cyber and Ek boss’s daughter Nimmi, starts a matrimonial service of helping couple elope. The plot takes a turn when Nimmi comes with a request to Ram Bharose and what follows is what the story is about. The movie is just not about eloping, but revolves around the lives of people helping other people to elope. While one may not really enjoy the concept of the movie, the other one may like it to bits and adore the young man called Ram Bharose (pun intended)
The direction was a little lose and could have been better according to the concept of the story. Amit Roy, being a cinematographer could have presented a better version of the movie but the cinematography is just average as it can be. The dialogues are no overwhelming but just practical and rational. Although, the heavy Punjabi accent by Taapsee gets a little over the top at times. The music is average; it doesn’t create a memorable effect on us. The background score is nice and goes well with the narration.
Talking about characterization and performances, Amit Sadh will surprise you with his innocence and ability to pull of such a childlike character with ease. His character evokes sympathy as he wants to make it big right from the beginning. He is a mixture of reality and fantasy. Taapsee is just fine in the movie with no great performance, there is nothing new that we see in her. After movies like Baby and Pink, we expected a little too much form her but what she delivers is just average.
The icing of the cake is truly the supporting cast, be it Cyber, or Ram Bharose’s would be in-laws. We see cyber wearing shirt with the most bizarre messages on them but hey, that is what evokes the humor. The movie has its own share of comic moments because of the perfect timing of these supporting characters. The chemistry shown between Taapsee and Amit is decent; it does not gets butterflies in the stomach, but is sweet to be acknowledged.
The Bihari society churn out some intriguing moments in the movie, comic enough to grip you till the end. The characters are the ace of the movie, covering up the lose direction. If you are looking for a light comic version of marriage, and some bihari-punjabi fun, you should go and watch this one.