Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor reunite after Kambakkht Ishq (2009), in a comedy-drama, directed by debutant Raj Mehta, under the banner of Dharma Productions and Cape of Good Films.
The film is about two couples with the same last names, the “Batras”, both wanting the same thing, a baby, having the same doctor and agreeing to the same method, In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF). By this time, you know that this isn’t a mere coincidence but rather designed in a way to create chaos.
According to the trailer, and like most of us expect, things to do go south, thanks to “sperm mixup”. Akshay and Kareena, are joined by Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani in this one, who seem to be playing the loud, middle-class Batras, to the Akshay and Kareena’s sophisticated, upper-class Batras.
Diljit pulls off a middle class, undereducated Batra, says ‘spam’ for “sperm” and also is a product of patriarchy in small towns by making everything about him as a man. On the other hand, there’s a stark difference between Akshay and Kareena who play the subtle, poised, Batras. The real problem begins when Diljit and Kiara invade their lives and start living with them because they fear their child won’t be born.
Another film under the Dharma banner, which seems to reside in the concept of “over the top” very casually. From the trailer, one can make out how hard they’ve tried to be funny by using terms like, “surgical strike” so frivolously, or having Diljit play his cute self, just with more energy than required, or even designing the characters to be so distinctly over the top in their own skin, that one just cannot overlook it.
The film is set to release on 27th December 2019. A film that looks like a roller coaster of melodrama, loud acting, and jokes that may get a laugh.
Watch the trailer here –