‘Ginny Weds Sunny’ (Review) – An Unoriginal Bollywood Rom-com

‘Ginny Weds Sunny’ (Review) – An Unoriginal Bollywood Rom-com

Director Puneet Khanna’s debut Netflix Hindi romantic comedy film ‘Ginny Weds Sunny’ is a typical Bollywood “boy-meets-girl” story that is no unique a tale, at least for those who follow Indian rom-com. From the very beginning, the film is too predictable although you enjoy a few of its witty scenes.

For those of us who have been watching Bollywood romantic comedies, it has been a long we have watched a decent film with unique characterization and a storyline. ‘Ginny Weds Sunny’ has indeed a great cast, with the likes of Yami Gautam (Vicky Donor) and Vikrant Massey (A Death in the Gunj), but in a little over 2-hour long runtime, this does not make much impact.

‘Ginny Weds Sunny’ Movie Plot

Eager to marry but constantly rejected by women, Sunny hopes to win over his childhood crush Ginny by accepting help from an unlikely source: her mother. ‘Ginny Weds Sunny’ follows the titular characters and their journey in finding love amid confusion.

The whole concept of Indian arranged marriage and confusing or complicated love stories among young couples have been portrayed in Indian cinemas many a time. Hence some refreshing take or interesting characterization becomes even more essential in making the story engaging.

Nevertheless, the idea of a parent-playing-cupid setup is interesting and the performance of most of its key actors is decent enough to deliver those comedic elements. However, the issue is nothing but the story. Moreover, the characters are designed as such to make those relatable, like many others in the neighborhood boys and girls, but too many instances of stereotyping neither help the narration nor add much to the overall feel.

In the end, ‘Ginny Weds Sunny’ turns out to be too formulaic and in the absence of an imaginative tale, we would say that this is not one of those films for which you would spend 2 hours of your time looking to find entertainment.

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