Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari is sadly ‘bhari’ on your mind and pocket
The 2 hours 10 minutes long comedy fails to make you laugh and becomes lame after a certain point in time
Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari, set in 1995, opens with a sequence where Diljit introduces himself for ‘bhuki pyasi ladkiyan’ for his marriage proposal. Yes, if you think this was creepy, just wait, the entire film is filled with such dialouges which barely bring humour or laughter.
The film is about a guy Suraj Dhillon (Diljit Dosanjh) who now runs his Jai Matarani Doondh Bhandar. He is eagerly waiting to be married but his plans go for a toss when a wedding detective Madhu Mangal Rane (Manoj Bajpayee) catches him in his 'bad acts'. And hence starts the story of revenge.
The entire film tries desperately to tickle you into giggles but sadly fails; the jokes fail to land. If the script had been tighter, the film would have been much better. And then the writer tries to address a lot of issues in one go; from fair and dark skin to dowry etc. but fails to handle them properly.
In an attempt to showcase Bombay of 1995, the writer tries to bring in everything relevant from the pager, cold drink bottles, cassettes- but all that starts looking overdone after a time.
In one of the scenes, Suraj is watching Zee News on a TV set back from then, but the logo of the news channel used is of 2020.
The 2 hours 10 minutes long comedy fails to make you laugh and becomes lame after a certain point in time.
The film has a list of veteran and talented actors but they also fail to salvage a boring script. In the past, Manoj Bajpayee has played much better spy characters but this one is loud and makes you wonder what made him choose this film. Dosanjh fails to impress with his comic timing. Manoj Pahwa, Seema Pahwa, Annu Kapoor are wasted in the film. Fatima Sana Shaikh's dual avatar as a submissive girl and a glamorous one too add nothing to the film.
If this is the film, you want to watch after the unlock, Please DONT. your pocket will make you feel ‘bhaari’ afterwards!