Phillauri Review

Rating: 3/5

Critic Rating: (3/5)

Movie NamePhillauri
Movie CastAnushka Sharma,Diljit Dosanjh,Suraj Sharma,Mehrene Kaur Pirzada
DirectorAnshai Lal
Music DirectorJasleen Royal, Shashwat Sachdev
Production CompanyClean Slate Films, Fox Star Studios
Release DateMarch 24, 2017

If you have talent and luck, your career will have no stopping and you will reach whatever the destination you have in your mind. It’s not luck that plays prominent place but talent to use whatever chance that comes the way makes people reach positions. Anushka Sharma, who is debuted into bollywood with Superstar Shah Rukh Khan starrer and Aditya Chopra directorial “Rab Ne Bana De Jodi” is going places with the talent she posses. She is giving continuos successful films in the form of PK, Sultan, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and many more and even produced a film titled NH10. She is coming with her second film as producer and actor in the form of “Phillauri” under the direction of Anshai Lal, produced under her Clean Slate films. Let’s see how it works on us!

Story

A still from Phillauri
A still from Phillauri

Kanan (Suraj Sharma) comes from Canada to India as his family fix his marriage with his childhood friend Anu (Mehreen Phirzada). He don’t like this idea of marriage as he believe he is not so ready to take up responsibilities that comes in addition to marriage. Just before the marriage, he is forced to marry a tree as he is “Manglik” which means something bad will happen if he marry. The tree is possessed by Shashi (Anushka Sharma) who is waiting to unite with her lover Roop (Diljit Dosanjh). The ghost, Shashi, starts creating hurdles in the life of Kanan after his marriage with that tree. How he get rid of that? Does he really marry Anu after that? How Phillauri and Shashi unite? These questions form the rest of the story.

Cast and Performance

Anushka Sharma as Shashi is fantastic. She lived in that role and made it believable to the audience. She is termed as one of the good actors now in bollywood and she lives upto that with the performance she gave for the role of Shashi. She also looks extremely gorgeous. Diljit Dosanjh as Roop is superb and he delivered good performance for the role. The chemistry between Anushka Sharma and him is so natural. Suraj Sharma as Kanan is nice and he made his scenes extremely humorous with his facial expressions. Mehreen Phirzada as Anu is cute and she is also good in her role. All other actors performed to the extent of their roles.

Writing Department

Anushka Sharma in Phillauri
Anushka Sharma in Phillauri

Basic idea of Phillauri is so interesting and screenplay is written well which is mostly engaging in second half. Dialogues are well written which are witty as well as has some meaning to them.

Technical Departments

Songs composed by Shashwat Sachdev and Jasleen Royal are fresh and good to hear. Background score is good and makes our hearts melt in the second half. Cinematography by Vishal Sinha is good and his visuals are colorful and good to watch. Editing by Ramesh S Bhagat is good. Production values are rich.

Highlights

  • Anushka Sharma as Shashi
  • Shashi and Phillauri love story
  • Music
  • Humorous Sequences

Minus

  • First Half

Verdict

Phillauri is the story consisting of two love stories set in two different periods like pre-independence era and one at present. One is of Roop and Sashi who are a singer and a poet set in pre-independence era and other is of Kanan and Anu which are linked in a funny and interesting way. It goes on a funny way but the first half is not so entertaining from the word go, but it shines only when Anushka Sharma enters the scene. She is the only savior of the first half and screenplay does not make any impact in this half and it becomes interesting during pre-interval and it becomes more engaging and touching in the second half with the love story of Roop and Shashi. To sum up, Phillauri is Anushka Sharma’s show all the way which has it’s moments to enjoy.

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