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When Newton Had Bareily ki Barfi with Rajkumar Rao

Friday, November 03, 2017 , 1 Comments

I have recently met a new acting powerhouse who served me a delicious sweet fare called Bareily ki Barfi. Well, no I am not talking about Ayushmann Khurrana. He is by default a charmer ever before he stepped into the shoes of Vicky Donor. I am talking about an actor who I have seen since Ragini MMS days, going stronger by the films he did, only to woe me finally with a "Bareli ki Barfi". 


Rajkumar Rao, I am so impressed with your Pritam Vidrohi that if someone asks me to name another legendary character after Geet in Jab We Met, I guess the name on my TOMA or recall would be yours Pritam Vidrohi.

Needless to repeat, that I barely ever liked the actor. Even though I watched many of his movies including the solo and "trying to be funny" Behen Hogi Teri. Blame it on the paltry characters he played or the better roles that he did which I may have missed out. 

When I decided to watch the film Bareilly ki Barfi, the only enticing factors were the storyline in the trailer that I may have seen once, the good line up of some amazing supporting cast like Seema Bhargava and Pankaj Tripathi and the fact that the film is directed by "Nil Batte Sannata" Director Ashwini Iyer Tiwari who I like because the wonderful film she made and not the fact that she is the wife of the guy who directed Dangal. Naah-Naah!

I was little kya, heavily disappointed with Toilet Ek Prem Katha and went to watch this movie flush the bad experience I had with the Akshay Kumar starrer. I am so glad that I did. 

Bareily ki Barfi is one of those movies trying to be located at smaller towns of the country, trying to shower in the flowing Ganga of this genre, mouthing those kinds of dialects, living in almost real houses wherein the heroine is the best in the town who does disco dance sans any dream sequence in Switzerland. 

It was about time, the lead story put me off to sleep when Pritam Vidrohi enters and gives a brilliant "teen ka tadka" with Seema Pahwa and Pankaj Tripathi. His may be a supporting character but he totally over-ruled the lead actor- Ayushmaan Khurrana.





Everything about the Pritam Vidrohi was perfect. From his Saree selling scenes to practicing rangbaaz to delivering his training till the end, he was a delight to watch. The "kya lenge" scene when he first bitti in the restaurant to the first meeting with girl's parents to the lovelorn Romeo in the boat, he was every scene, a delight to watch.


I was impressed with him that I went on the watch Newton, a film that I thought has a titular resemblance to my life. We had a classmate in college, circa 1998 whose name was Nutan. Since she was a complete tomboy, we used to call her Newton. Now it is very common for a girl to be named Nutan but seeing a boy with that name made me thinking if the name is as plagiarised as the story.

I went to watch this movie half-heartedly as I wanted to watch Chef instead. The movie had again Pankaj Tripathi and Sanjay Mishra, two of my favorites especially the latter. It was another splendid performance by all including Rajkumar Rao.

I have recently seen the trailer of the actor's upcoming "Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana". Though it gave me several "Behen hogi teri" vines, yet given his splendid Vidrohi performance, I am looking forward to watching this movie. 


How about you?



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