Wass…up Zindagi Movie Review
Four friends, Bhavesh (Ravish Desai), Dharmesh (Prem Gadhvi), Rehaan (Gaurav Passwala) and Dinesh Bhai (Jayesh More) want an eventful life. But as Bhavesh gets married to his girlfriend Jharna (Jayaka Yagnik) of four year, when their life changes into a monotonous routine. As the four friends find themselves getting trapped into the boredom of household life, Nisha (Jhinal Belani) walks into Bhavesh’s life and things change further. What follows is a series of confusions, misunderstandings, revelations and more. But all’s well that ends well.
A film that relies heavily on comedy, needs great performances. And all lead actors have managed to give their best, creating some hilarious situations. Prem Gadhvi, who received rave reviews in his recently released film Chor Bani Thagaat Kare, stands out with his impeccable comic timing. So does Jayesh More, even though, an actor like him could have been used much better. Ravish and Jayaka show good chemistry as a couple and they also show the right kind of transformation from being boyfriend-girlfriend to a married couple. Bhavesh’s angst and boredom from his family life comes out well on screen. But it’s Jhinal as a bindaas girl, does a fabulous job in being a frank flirt without sounding too bold or forced. Her character surely adds the masala the film needed.
When it comes to direction, Manoj Lalwani, has been spot on. Exploring relationships and making them palpable on screen isn’t the easiest job to do. But Manoj does it well. From a couple that has been married for years to a newly married one and even a boy with failed relationship, Manoj gives the right treatment to them all. Not just that, the film also has the right balance of comedy and emotions, without an overdose of either.
The story of Wass…up Zindagi is something very familiar, but nothing that has been tried in Gujarati cinema lately. And that’s the novelty factor of the film apart from some good music, impressive acting from the entire cast, sleek direction and good editing. So, as the Gujarati audience would expect, Wass…up Zindagi stands true to the buzz that Gujarati films are creating right now.