Chhatriwali movie review: Rakul Preet Singh spearheads a relevant and uplifting adage on sex education and equality
What: Rakul Preet Singh challenges the taboo on sex education and propagates the importance of sex education and safe sex in ZEE5 movie helmed by Tejas Prabhaa Vijay Deoskar and co starring Sumeet Vyas.
Chhatriwali movie synopsis
Sanya Dhingra (Rakul Preet Singh) is a genius in chemistry from Karnal (the place which gave us the great Kalpana Cahwla). Sadly, the chemistry genius Sanya is unemployed and makes her ends meet by taking tuitions. Sanya stays with her mummy ji Dhingra Aunty (Dolly Ahluwalia). Ratan Lamba (Satish Kaushik ) manufacturer of a local condom brand offers her the job of a quality controller which Sanya takes after initial hesitation.
Sanya falls in love with Rishi Kalra (Sumeet Vyas) who runs a flourishing business of supplying essentials needed for pooja, havan, etc.
Rishi and Sanya get married; Sanya enters the house of Rishi controlled by his elder brother Rajan Kalra popularly known as Bhai Ji (Rajesh Tailang).
All is going well but one day hell breaks loose when the Kalra’s come to know about Sanya’s job.
How Sanya fights the patriarchy, the chauvinist minds set and highlights the importance of sex education and safe sex forms the crux of this movie.
Marathi movie Bucket List starring Madhuri Dixit fame Tejas Prabhaa Vijay Deoskar along with the Sanchit Gupta and Priyadarshee Srivastava (Story, Screenplay & Dialogues) charmingly twine the feel good family comedy drama with the importance of safe sex and sex education. The movie also offers a smiling wink to woman empowerment without getting preachy.
The writing is simple and relatable and the drops of humor at places brings smile.
The lingo, milieu is fine. The characterization is convincing. The message does comes out nicely.
The movie belongs to Rakul Preet Singh. She is a stealer and she does a fabulous job. Superb.
Sumeet Vyas is fantastic as her lover and supporter.
Rajesh Tailang is in his element once again.
Satish Kaushik has his moments. So does Rakesh Bedi.
Prachee Shah Paandya as Bhaiji’s wife is very good.
Riva Arora as Bhai ji’s daughter makes an impression.
Kajol Chugh as Rakul’s yonger sister is good.
Ameya Hunaswadkar dos a fair job.
The underrated gem Janhit Mein Jaari starring Nushrratt Bharuccha came into my mind and eyes and kept on starring. The plot has an uncanny resemblance. At times the treatment to the message gets slender and there are leaps in logic from time to time. I wanted more quirky moments. And it was sad to see a talent like Dolly Ahluwalia getting wasted.
Chhatriwali is charming despite its flaws and resemblance to the plot of the underrated gem Janhit Mein Jaari starring Nushrratt Bharuccha. Rakul Preet Singh spearheads a relevant and uplifting adage on sex education and equality.
Chhatriwali is streaming on ZEE5 from January 2023.