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Raksha Bandhan movie review: Takes you back to old India with small-town values and sibling bonds

Movie: Raksha Bandhan
Raksha Bandhan solid: Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, Sadia Khateeb, Sahejmeen Kaur, Deepika Khanna, Smrithi Srikanth, Seema Pahwa
Raksha Bandhan Director: Aanand L Rai
Where to Watch: In Theatres
Akshay Kumar just isn’t having one of the best of time on the motion pictures. His final two theatrical releases, Bachchhan Paandey and Samrat Prithviraj, have been outright flops, the second being an enormous catastrophe in reality, one which he confronted after a number of years. So, will Akshay Kumar handle to bounce again with Raksha Bandhan? Well, the field workplace alongside will resolve that, however for now, his film with Bhumi Pednekar, directed by Aanand L Rai, at the very least has the form of content material at first look to probably strike chord with the viewers, extra so because the theme of sibling bond ought to resonate closely given its time of launch.

So, are you enthusiastic about what to look at this weekend or what to look at this week and questioning whether or not Raksha Bandhan is price your time? Scroll down for our full Raksha Bandhan film assessment

What’s it about

Lala Kedarnath (Akshay Kumar) runs probably the most well-known chaat store in all of Chandni Chowk and has 4 sisters whose weddings are the most important concern of his life, particularly with the insane quantities of dowry that is been demanded. His secondary downside is his personal reside life as he cannot marry Sapna (Bhumi Pednekar) until his sisters tie the knot.

Watch the Raksha Bandhan trailer beneath:

What’s sizzling

Raksha Bandhan highlights how the evils of dowry system are nonetheless rampant throughout India even in metros like Delhi and the way even good individuals Lala Kedarnath can not help however be part of it, pondering it is the one strategy to get the daughters of your home married. The jolt acquired to make his realise how improper it’s, is predictable but efficient and the great factor is that the heavy drama is offset by copious humour. After a very long time, three songs in a film work, however not all that stunning when Himesh Reshammiya is the person behind all of the tunes. Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, Neeraj Sood and everybody who performs Akshay Kumar’s siblings are in wonderful kind as within the lead star himself. The course and writing works, effectively, too for probably the most half.

What’s not

The fats shaming and color shaming will get a bit an excessive amount of after some extent, extra so once they aren’t correctly resolved. For some cause, quite a lot of the dialogues are bellowed at a particularly excessive decibel by all the solid, too, significantly within the comedy scenes, which dilutes among the humorous affect. The whole film can be wrapped up too rapidly and conveniently, and a bit abruptly, when the narrative have been arrange for extra. Truth be informed, Hemal Kothari’s enhancing proper by means of is a little bit of a problem as is Okay U Mohanan’s pedestrian camerawork.

BL Verdict

All stated and carried out, Raksha Bandhan brings again old-school Hindi cinema with old-school values to good impact. BollywoodLife goes with 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Rating : 3.5 out of 5

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