There are films that provide entertainment in a larger than life space. Then there are films that manage to do that in a realistic space with no over-the-top drama plaguing the narrative. Well, Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana falls in the second category. As the very title conveys, the film has a sweet set up to it which doesn’t intend to over-dramatize its core plot of pre-marital pregnancy. While this could well have given fodder to a lot of fiction that would have been further added to the facts, the makers were sure right from the beginning that they had to keep it all simple.
“Why sensationalize it when you can tell a story simply,” says a source close to director Manish Harishankar, “You do not have to scream everything from the rooftop. In the very first scene of the film, you would see that the leading lady [Akshara Haasan] is carrying a baby and is in her ninth month of pregnancy. Even that moment has been captured in a sensitive manner. We have neither made it come across as amusing, nor have it dramatized it to such an extent that it comes across as fake. We have said things as they are, and that’s the beauty of the entire narrative too.”
No wonder, for the leading men of the film – Vivaan Shah and Gurmeet Choudhary – the task in hand was to keep things simple and play it all naturally.
“As the story moves forward, you would realize that Vivaan’s character has grey shades to it. However, even in such scenes he hasn’t gone over the top. Everything out there is shown as a natural progression and you get to see his sensitive side in the second half of the film once he begins to interact with Akshara’s family. On the other hand Gurmeet could well be the role model of being ‘A Perfect Man’ as he is shown as quite sensitive and soulful. Yet again, some of his best scenes are the ones where he mingles with Akshara’s and his own family. As a suave gentleman, he plays it all stable and subtle,” an insider comments.
That’s how the entire narrative progresses too, what with an inherent simplicity, sensitivity, sweetness and soulful connect bringing all the characters together in this fun filled family affair that releases today.