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Aiyyaa (2012)

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A woman goes on the hunt for her dream man, armed with her wild imagination, her passion for Masala-films, and her ultra-sensitive sense of smell.

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Meenakshi Deshpande
Prithviraj Sukumaran ...
Surya (as Prithviraj)
Nirmiti Sawant ...
Aai, Meenakshi's mother
Subodh Bhave ...
Madhav
Jyoti Subhash ...
Dadi, Meenakshi's grandma
Satish Alekar ...
Baba, Meenakshi's father
Anita Date ...
Mynah
Amey Wagh ...
Nana
Kishori Balal ...
Surya's mother (as Kishori Ballal)
Pakoda Pandi ...
Pakkada, canteen boy (as Pakkada Pandi)
Shubhangi Damle ...
Madhav's mother
Umesh Kulkarni ...
Newspaper boy
Suraj Satav ...
College registrar
Prashant Tapaswi ...
College peon (as Prashant Tapaswee)
Dinesh Mapari ...
Auto rickshaw driver
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Wildly imaginative and film-obsessed, Meenakshi Deshpande has an extra sensitive nose. After she is hired to work in a local college's library, she catches a wonderful scent in the air. The source is Surya, a handsome and enigmatic art student from a Tamil family. Meanwhile, Meenakshi's eccentric Marathi family has arranged for her marriage to Madhav, a kind and sensible man. Meenakshi is torn between marrying her parents' choice for a seemingly ideal husband, or following her nose and chasing the hunky stranger who may or may not be all that he seems. Written by L. Hamre

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Go wakda (Go crooked/wacky)

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Terrific stuff
7 November 2012 | by (Kolkata) – See all my reviews

First up, damn the reviewers. This is a terrific little movie and though it has it's faults, this imperfection is what makes it such an endearing and madcap ride. Rani's acting is like the cherry on top of a cake who's flavours often border on the bizarre. She's supported by a zany and exuberant cast of characters, all of who make a mark. One can almost sense that they all had a ball playing their bit. The last 30 mins is as trippy as it gets and is not for folks with a straight bent of mind. A special mention also goes out to the brooding and macho leading man who doesn't need to speak much as his body language does all the talking.

I had a great time watching this flick and give it a 10 on 10 based on it's out of the world(bollywood) sense of humour and the terrific acting ability of it's leading lady.


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