It’s the first week of the new year, the first weekend coming up, but it seems that the first release is not at all great. Sab Kushal Mangal is the first Bollywood release of the year 2020, but everything about this comedy flick doesn’t seem to be hilarious.
In 2019, the movie Jabariya Jodi explored the same plot of groom kidnapping, however, Sab Kushal Mangal comes with a twist of love and an uneven comedy. The film marks the entry of Priyaank Sharma, son of Padmini Kolhapuri and Riva Kishan in the lead, along with Akshaye Khanna. The film released on 3rd January 2020.
Sab Kusha Mangal Review- Plot Details
The film is about Babu Bhandari and his so-called social service of forcing academically qualified men to marry women from the low class, who can’t afford to give dowry. This definitely doesn’t seem to be social service, but Babu, a criminal, and a politician is fully convinced that he is working for the good of common people.
On the other hand, Pappu, played by Priyaank Sharma, who is a television reporter believes that the business model of Babu chips away from the right of people to choose. Pappu, on his television show bars against Babu. Babu further plans to take revenge and abducts Pappu when his selected life partner Mandira and her family are unable to pay the required dowry. However, later when Mandira gets to now that her would-be-groom is someone she used to have a crush on in her college days, the sparks fly.
But all this happens before Babu falls for Mandira and decides to get married. He is completely head over heels with the girl even though he is very much old, and has a long-time lover whom he is refusing to marry.
The film revolves around these characters and how the lead tries to stay united. Will they be able to? What follows next is the story of this
Sab Kushal Mangal Movie Review 2020
The movie Sab Kushal Mangal starring Akshaye Khanna, Priyaank Sharma, and Riva Kishan is a complete mystery as to why two unsuitable men are yearning for an unremarkable character like Mandira. In the midst of a problematic plot the writer and director try to serve up the comedy but fails. The film doesn’t seem to be funny with tedious jokes and forced humor. Even the storyline is predictable and becomes cliché at some points.
It seems like the 132-minute film is dragged with a lot of effort to the finishing line, especially by the experienced cast. Yes. Akshaye Khanna acting and comic timing seems to hold the film and is the only silver lining.
Karan Vishwanath Kashyap is making his directorial debut with this Akshaye Khanna movie. In the first half of the film, you can see him fulfilling the promises of fun and harmless comedy, however, everything goes down in the second half. The second half of the film is just not funny and seems to be overstretched. Even the climax is utterly stupid.
As the film progresses you would feel as if the director has lost all clue and don’t know where to steer the wheel of this ship. From cinematography to screenplay and humor, everything goes for a toss in the movie, especially in the second half.
Sab Kushal Mangal- Cast Performance Review
Coming to the performances of the cast, Akshaye Khanna who is making his comeback into comedy films hot the right cord. He succeeds in tickling the funny bone of the audience. The actor displays the correct comic timing but the movie seems to be worthy of his talent. He is taking creative risks with the film, engaging the audience but alone he fails.
Priyaank Sharma who is making his debut sure makes a promising effect with his looks and fine dialogue delivery, but when it comes to body language and expressions a lot of work needs to be done. He fails to depict the gusto required for a journalist like Pappu. On the other hand, Riva Kishan, daughter of Bhojpuri star Ravi Kishan is confident but plays a character that has no agency and fails to leave an impact. She seems to be awkward in many scenes. Even the two lacks chemistry.
The supporting cast has some talented actors like Supriya Pathak, Satish Kaushik, and Rakesh Bedi who try their best to be hilarious. But they could have been utilized to their complete potential.
Sab Kushal Mangal- Songs, Music and Background Score
The music of the film is average. Even though the songs of the film are well-shot they seem to be forced. They don’t fall into place and are almost forgettable. Also, the background score of the movie is loud and harsh.
The dialogues by Brijendra Gala are good which makes the movie watchable.
The film suffers from missed opportunities and weak writing, to make an impact on the audience about the social satire it is trying to take on. If you are free on the weekend and really have nothing to do, then only think of going to the film.