Those aitches are going to kill me in Chhichhore, I will never be able to spell it correctly. On the other hand, Dream Girl is a breeze! Purely for my spelling abilities, I wish all movies had English titles.
Chhichhore! The trailer dropped a while back, I just haven’t gotten around to talking about it. Pretty straightforward plot, it’s just the structure that is slightly different. Our hero arrives at college, makes friends, has a crush on a pretty girl, the girl ends up part of their friend group, they enter the sports competition, get caught by the Dean doing stuff, hijinks hijinks. And then we cut to the present day where everyone is middle-aged and our hero and his wife are waiting in the hospital with their grievously injured son.
I just feel like there must be more to it than 80s nostalgia and campus humor. Surely there is more! And also, surely there is some way the present day hospital stuff will tie in directly to the past? Or, maybe not. Maybe it is just everyone showing up to donate blood or something. I’ll still see the film, but based on the trailer the only thing that feels new and interesting to me is that the pretty girl is considered part of the group of friends, not just as a pretty girl.
Dream Girl! This is the new trailer, dropped just this morning. Once again, Ayushmann takes an aggressively non-Heroic kind of role. A Ram-Leela actor who usually plays female parts, and takes a job pretending to be a woman on a call in line to make more money for the family. The movie is a little more interesting than “ha-ha, a man pretending to be a woman”, the complications seem to come from the clever things he has to do to keep the callers interested, and when callers start showing up on his door in love with him.
My only question with the film is what the heck Nushrat Bharucha is doing in it. She is a really really good actress, and a really really good comic, and this was supposed to be her break out of the Luv Ranjan low budget ghetto, but I have no idea what character she is playing, what complications she is bringing, none of that. I really hope she has more to do in the actual film than she does in the trailer.