Director: Puneet Khanna
'Ginny Weds Sunny' is one of the most unwanted things of 2020 on a lot of grounds including a half-baked plot, feeble screenplay, extremely cheesy writing, predictable storyline, and the most important, it lets down the most talented actors Vikrant Massey and Yami Gautam.
The not so comedy film starts with Sunny aka Satnam Sethi (Vikrant) a Delhi boy who eagerly wants to get married not because he needs a partner but because he wants to start his own Restaurant which he pronounces as 'Res-taayu-rent' failed in faking the accent. What? Well, this is how the film starts.
Then we see Ginny (Yami Gautam) a liberal social activist who trips on Badshah and Mika Singh songs and also struggling for getting married and is confused with his ex-boyfriend Nishant (Suhail Nayyar). Ginny's mother Shobha (Ayesha Raza) is the most successful matchmaker in the society who can get everyone married except her daughter. Shobha is more desperate than Ginny for her daughter's marriage and as always happens, she gets her eyes on Sunny. She teams up with Sunny and asks him to literally stalk her daughter and force her to fall in love with him. Sunny couldn't handle his happiness of impressing his dream girl 'Ginny' and sadly, it affects his performance on screen. Well, the writers can be blamed for that.
Sunny tries his best to impress Ginny be it showing up at the metro station every day or offering her auto rides, Sunny did it all with his innocence and desperation which ultimately melts Ginny's heart. But Ginny's ex-boyfriend Nishant, comic touch in the film, who always has only three-pointers to make a presentation is confused about their relationship that leads to Ginny's confusion to choose between Sunny and Nishant.
Credits of this predictable story go to the writers who presented a pallid script on the screen that creates a blunder like 'Ginny Weds Sunny'. It seems like writers were just writing but not analyzing the demand of the characters. The convo among the writers must have been like 'write a typical romantic drama, 'sir but let's add something new', 'NO NO just write.' C'mon, come up with something new. With the absence of a compelling plot, the burden falls on the shoulders of the actors who unfortunately fail to save the film.
This romantic-comedy is directed by debutant Puneet Khanna and the dull screenplay proves that this is his first film. He must now think hundred times before making a rom-com like this. No doubt that a fast-paced plot makes the viewers glued to their screens but the level of fast-paced plot this film has to offer, it's so predictable that one can tell the whole story before the film actually ends. And special thanks to the title of the film, that kills the climax.
What's disappointing is the waste of talent amid the two leads, Vikrant and Yami. Well, this is the first time the actors are sharing the screen space and are paired romantically but their typical characters spoiled the fun. Ayesha Raza, a pro in motherly roles who entertained us in films like 'Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety' even she can't save this disaster of a script. The film focuses on breaking rom-com stereotypes, but it's almost made a joke instead. The dialogues are extremely cheesy and make you forward the film every now and then. And what's the point of adding the baseless songs that have no link to forth the narrative in any way. Imagine Badshah, Mika Singh, and Neha Kakkar just popping out of nowhere to make the extremely nasty version of 'Sawan Mein Lag Gayi Aag'.
In a nutshell, 'Ginny Weds Sunny' is a so-called romantic comedy that has no comedy and has a cheesy script in the name of romance. And for all the singles out there, it gives you another reason to stay single and not involve in the arrange marriage drama which has been portrayed as a dream. Watch this predictable romantic-comedy on your own risk!