Director Laxman Utekar, known for films like “Luka Chuppi” (2019) and “Mimi” (2021), returns with his new venture titled “Zara Hatke Zara Bachke,” produced by Maddock Films. The screenplay credits for the film are shared by Laxman Utekar, Maitrey Bajpai, and Ramiz Ilham Khan. Set in Indore, the movie revolves around a married couple, Somya (played by Sara Ali Khan) and Kapil (played by Vicky Kaushal), who are contemplating separation.
The trailer, available on YouTube, offers glimpses into the love story and marriage of Vicky and Sara, referred to as “Side A,” which showcases their romantic moments and how they met in college. The narrative then transitions to “Side B,” where the couple’s relationship turns sour, leading them to pursue a divorce. The trailer presents a quirky take on the divorce story, as Vicky and Sara continue to display affection even during court proceedings, and when caught by a family member accidentally, they put on a pretense of fighting. Additionally, the trailer features a remake of a classic song, showcasing Vicky and Sara dancing in a vibrant, glittering environment adorned in shiny costumes.
The initial impression of the trailer sparks curiosity about Utekar’s approach to such a story, as it does not reveal much about the film’s overall plot. It evokes memories of “Govinda Naam Mera” (2022), where Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar portrayed a couple with similar traits. Vicky, as “Kapil,” bears a physical resemblance to “Govinda,” while Sara’s appearance closely resembles Bhumi Pednekar, and her communication and behavior align with her character in Anand L Rai’s “Atrangi Re” (2021), where she co-starred alongside Dhanush.
Utekar’s previous filmography showcases a tendency to challenge societal norms through comedy. For instance, “Luka Chuppi” explored the concept of live-in relationships, and “Mimi” centered around a surrogate mother. Now, with “Zara Hatke Zara Bachke,” the director takes on the theme of divorce, promising a unique and unconventional narrative.
The film is scheduled to release on 2nd June, 2023 in theatres near you.