Directed by: Gagan Puri
Starring: Mahie Gill, Manu Rishi Chaddha, Dolly Ahluwalia, Supriya Shukla, Rajesh Sharma, Mehak Manwani, Sumit Gulati, Aditya Kumar, Shardul Rana, Archita Sharma, Manoj Bakshi
Genre: Family, Drama, Comedy
Release Date: 28 February 2020
Running Time: 130 Minutes
Doordarshan is an upcoming 2020 Indian Hindi- language comedy drama film directed by Gagan Puri and produced by Arya Films (Ritu Arya). The film stars Mahie Gill and Manu Rishi Chaddha.
The film is scheduled for release on 28 February 2020.
The makers of ‘Doordarshan’, a slice of life comedy, have finally dropped the poster as well as trailer of the upcoming film and it has captured the attention of the audience. Starring Mahie Gill, Manu Rishi Chaddha, Dolly Ahluwalia and Supriya Shukla in lead roles, a quirky comedy which promises to offer wholesome entertainment for the entire family.
The story line revolves around a North Indian family which is forced to recreate the Doordarshan era of the 1990s in the fast paced era of today, and what ensues is a hilarious turn of events. The quirky dialogues are one of the highlights of ‘Doordarshan’ trailer whereas Mahie Gill, Dolly Ahluwalia & Shardul Rana have made their presence.
Presented by Arya Films, film has been Written And Directed By Gagan Puri, Produced by Ritu and Sandeep Arya, and will hit the cinemas on 28th February this year.
Doordarshan Movie Review:
Sunil (Manu Rishi Chadha) is on the verge of getting divorced from his loud wife Priya (Mahie Gill). Their son, Sunny (Shardul Rana) spends most of his time browsing through adult magazines and trying to woo their landlord’s daughter Twinkle (Mehak Manwan). Amidst all this, their bed-ridden biji, Darshan Kaur (Dolly Ahluwalia) who is in coma, is the one who binds the family.
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The dysfunctional family is forced to come under a roof and put up an act when a ‘hilarious’ incident leads their ‘biji’ to wake up from her trance after 30 years. To avoid inducing the shock of adapting to a new generation, the family creates the world of 90s for the authoritarian.
Will the old lady sniff out this make-belief world? The rest of the film holds an answer to this question.
Gagan Puri had an interesting concept in his hand. Sadly, the filmmaker struggles to make most out of it. Baring a few scenes, the rest of Doordarshan fails to tickle your funny bone. What’s more disappointing is that Puri resorts to gay characters and a speech-impaired character to make you laugh but, it completely falls flat. Even the dialogues lack a spark to keep you invested.
Manu Rishi Chadha who is known for his terrific comic timing, is seen here struggling to evoke laughter since his lines fail to hit the right spot. Mahie Gill manages to balance her act despite the inconsistent writing.
Dolly Ahluwalia begins her act on a melodramatic note. Thankfully, she quickly pulls up the reins before your heart breaks into two. Rajesh Sharma and Supriya Shukla are not in their best form.
Among the youngsters, Shardul Rana, Archita Sharma and Mehak Manwani are impressive in their parts.
One of the songs in the film goes like, ‘Rukawat ke liye khed hai… no rukawat please.’ Unfortunately, Doordarshan fails to stick to these lyrics and turns out to be an unmemorable throwback to the bygone era. We give 2 stars out of 5 for Manu Rishi Chadha- Mahie Gill’s Doordarshan.