Toh Baat Pakki! is not like every other movie you see in the theater these days. It has got no Khan power or any other bankable hero and one of the heroines is hardly seen on big screen these days and the other one is hardly known.
So, you walk into the theaters to watch Toh Baat Pakki! with minimum expectations and you come out pleasantly surprised! It's not a big budget movie, but it's definitely a movie made with a big heart, meant to entertain without any stupid jokes or resorting to loud, slapstick comedy. It transports you to the era of Hrishikesh Mukherjee or Basu Chatterji movies where the characters are real, taken from your lives and when movies could put a smile on your face, without making a great effort.
The story is quite simple. Rajeshwari (Tabu) stays with her husband Surinder (Ayub Khan) and two kids in Palanpur. Her wish is to get her younger sister Nisha (Yuvika Chaudhary) married to a good guy, preferably from her community. When she meets Rahul (Sharman Joshi), a final year engineering student, she thinks he is the right guy for Nisha and gets her to stay with them in her house and almost arranges for them to fall in love with each other. However, when Yuvraj (Vatsal Seth), a manager with Godrej, appears in town looking for a place to stay, Rajeswari thinks, that he's the right candidate for her sister and then quickly shifts loyalty to the new guy and removes Rahul from her house and her scheme of things. However when she tries to remove him from Nisha's mind too, she faces some issues. Now, how Rahul reacts to the whole situation and what happens in the climax, though predictable is best enjoyed by watching the movie yourself.
Tabu delights in her role with her comic timing and natural acting and almost carries the film on her shoulders. Wish there were more roles of this kind. Sharman is good and so is Vatsal. Yuvika is a surprise package too and she looks good and scores in the acting department, too. Ayub Khan suits his role perfectly and Sharat Saxena as the funny Mama provides comic relief. Characters of both the prospective grooms are so well sketched, that you'll find it hard to choose between them.
The movie also talks about Indian family values without getting preachy and the best thing is there are no villains. Overall a good movie to watch with your family or your partner. In the end, you may well feel good, that there were no big names associated with the movie, it may have just spoiled the fun. If people manage to visit the theaters to watch this movie, it could well be the surprise hit of the year!