24 September 2015 | filmpalfilms
Decently Inspired.By Jasmine Singh ( review in The Tribune, Chandigarh news paper)
Don't we ape styles of celebrities? Haven't you tried to copy the style of your favourite cricketer? In that case, there is no harm if Mundeyan Ton Bachke Rahin (MTBR) is inspired by a handful of Bollywood films (not in chronological order though) - DDLJ, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Dostaana, Ladies Vs Ricky Behl!
As long as the inspiration takes a decent form there is no harm. Two philanderers, Roshan and Jassi, fall in love with the same girl, Simran, who shows them their real face. Director Navinder Kirpal Singh has done a fairly decent job with the story (which, of course, has nothing original) and also with the actors. The cinematography is nice, lifting the whole film. Time and again, from the costumes to the dialogues to somewhat similar songs (Sooraj Hua Madham from Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Ghum and Sooraj Dey Jism Nu from MTBR), everything reminds you of your favourite Bollywood films, but you still enjoy it since this one looks different. Now, someone here is a Yash Raj fan!
The film stars Roshan Prince, Jassi Gill and Simran Mundi in the lead roles. Beginning with Roshan Prince, yes, he has a mellifluous voice and he has acted pretty well. The actor has a great comic timing, which we can see in this film. Roshan makes you laugh, fall in love and sing along. What else would you want from an actor! Roshan shows fleeting glimpses of a SRK type romance that makes his character charming.
The surprise factor of the film is Lancer-wala Jassi Gill. This good-looking actor has really grown. From Mr and Mrs 420 to Dil Vil Pyar Vyar, Jassi has matured with every act. This one again has a sound comic streak. However, we wouldn't mind looking at a slightly leaner Jassi Gill!
Simran Mundi plays a headstrong woman, something new to Punjabi films. She is beautiful and made to dress well. This, in fact, goes for everyone in the film - they all wear stylish clothes. Amidst these stars, Bharti Singh adds a great deal of laughter. She is spontaneous and natural. It is, however, Mintoo, who could have been used a bit more. MTBR has some beautifully picturised as well as sung songs. The film, best so far, is a new experiment in Punjabi cinema with everything different on a platter.
The film catches your fancy in the first half; it is in the second half that it begins to go astray but towards the end, it takes a somersault and the whole thing becomes exciting. This film will also be known for its unconventional climax, it is something unheard and unseen in the Punjabi films. Who said we can't like anything unconventional? If you are expecting a happy ending, be prepared
MTBR has something different to offer!