From stalwart commentors Schrodinger’s Cat and Mnemosyne:
When we first meet Rani (Queen) her wedding preparations are in full swing. It’s day of the mehendi (henna) ceremony, a day before the actual wedding. Rani is full of verve and spirit and has a family that dotes on her and she is getting married to Vijay. A perennially popular name for a Hindi movie hero. What can possibly go wrong?
Plenty, we soon find out. When the London-returned Vijay makes his first appearance, we find that he is no prize. He wants to call off the wedding because he considers Rani gauche and no longer cool enough for his fancy self. We see Rani crumple before our very eyes, her freshly applied mehendi flaking off as she nervously clutches her phone. As she returns home crestfallen with her chaperone and younger brother Chintu, hugging herself, clutching her sweater, you just want to give her a hug.
Pay close attention to both the mehendi and the ugly sweater (her security blanket) she is wearing, they are a guide to Rani’s evolution throughout the movie…
Click over for the rest of SC‘s review!
And from Mnemosyne, aka The Insufferable Movie Snob — “Movie Club Poll: Dark Comedies“. Should she review Unfaithfully Yours (the 1948 version), To Be or Not to Be (1942), or Young Frankenstein? Click over to view trailers, or to vote in her poll.
(Note from AnneLaurie: Apologies to Schrodinger’s Cat, Mnemosyne & the Weekend Movie Club fans for not posting this sooner, but things were a little busy. Hopefully next week’s post will appear on Saturday or Sunday afternoon.)