Ashutosh Govarikar is back to the big screen and after having had fantastic big stars for his earlier releases this time he’s placed his bets with Hurman Baweja who’s had two flop films. Alongside Hurman is Priyanka Chopra who has already amazed us with her brilliant performance in Kaminey and continues to do so with twelve different characters in What’s your rashee? However, after enduring over three and a half hours of this gujrati feel drama I think this film should more aptly be named Hurman Ka Swayamvar?
The story revolves around a young NRI gujarti bachelor, Yogesh, down in India to select his perfect bride. But all is not what it seems because Yogesh must marry for the booty of thirty crores that he will inherit on tying the knot. Thus an extremely long search begins, where Yogesh sees one girl from each zodiac to pick his perfect bride. So which rashee is it going to be?
Ashutosh Govarikars direction is no doubt phenomenally good when it comes to an eye for detail and the setting of a typical gujrati household, but given the extensive length of the film it becomes extremely annoying to repeatedly watch Hurman’s confused face and purposely accented dialogues (though I'm glad he isn't aping Hrithik this time!). All of the other supporting characters do a great job of portraying a typical gujrati family. Priyanka Chopra’s acting is brilliant. She manages to effortlessly slip into the twelve different characters. Unfortunately barring about four of the twelve rashee’s the rest appear to be caricatures and as if that wasn’t enough, for every rashee our hero breaks into a song.
So the question is should we watch it?
Let’s put it this way, if you love Hurman (not just a fan I literally mean love), and can bear his dreadful expression of eternal confusion for three and a half hours or if you are a fan of Priyanka or a friend of Ashutosh then and only then must you consider watching this film. Its Rakhi ka Swayamvar on the big screen.