Directed by: Baljit Singh Deo
Starring: Gippy Grewal, Simmi Chahal, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Karamjit Anmol, BN Sharma, Sardar Sohi
Genre: Family, Comedy, Romance, Drama
Release Date: 12 April 2019
Running Time: 125 Minutes
The second installment in the Manje Bistre series revolves around Sukhi’s journey to Canada to attend his cousin’s marriage ceremony. The traditional big fat Punjabi wedding brings together an entire family full of amusing characters, while Sukhi falls in love with an Indo-Canadian named Rano. Packed with double the laughter and double the fun and frolic, the film stars Gippy Grewal in the lead role.
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The second installment in the Manje Bistre series is also set up in the backdrop of a traditional wedding; just, this time the scene shifts to Canada and so does the madness. It may be categorized as a romantic comedy but it is a pantomime in every sense. Right from the word go there are hardly dialogues but slapstick humor. This can be a plus point for those who watch a movie for its jocularity but those who seek a story line may feel disappointed.
The wedding in this one takes place in Canada because Ganda wants to get married in the country he was born. He does face opposition by his grandfather who wants him to get married in Punjab as that’s where all the rituals are followed. The two reach a consensus as Ganda promises all the Punjabi traditions and rituals will be done in Canada, thus bringing an entire family of witty characters together.
In the hurly-burly of wedding preparations, Sukhi (played by Gippy Grewal), Ganda’s cousin, falls in love with Rano (Simi Chahal).
More than traditions, the film exhibits the lifestyle of Punjabis, which unlike reality, is a lot about desi daru, murga and bhang. In the villages of Punjab the house that hosts a wedding follows the ritual of collecting beds and bedding from neighborhood.
This is from where the film gets its title and the Punjabi family brings the practice to Canada with much pride. Karamjit Anmol plays a nagging Baapu Ji really well. Gippy and Simi look good together, even though their romance is spread here and there in the film. The other supporting actors have also done a good job. As a group, it’s their comic timing, which is the plus and minus of this film. While Canada gets painted in the vibrant colors of big fat Punjabi wedding, the viewers may feel the previous Manje Bistre was a better show.