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Aiyyaa (2012)

 |  Comedy  |  12 October 2012 (India)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Meenakshi Deshpande
Prithviraj Sukumaran ...
Surya (as Prithviraj)
Nirmiti Sawant ...
Aai, Meenakshi's mother
Subodh Bhave ...
Jyoti Subhash ...
Dadi, Meenakshi's grandma
Satish Alekar ...
Baba, Meenakshi's father
Anita Date ...
Amey Wagh ...
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


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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Haven't laughed this much in a movie in a long while :)
17 October 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

First of all, Aiyyaa isn't meant to be taken seriously! Obviously! Nutty reviewers on the internet who talked of how this movie does not reflect the struggles of an average middle class girl etc. etc. need to take a long holiday. Am glad I ignored the bad reviews (where most of the badness was in the review - we need critics of critics) and the chap at the ticket counter who tried his best to avoid selling me tickets (it is very bad movie madam, it is too long madam, nobody is watching it, better watch some other movie) and went and watched it. The movie is cute. Very cute. And it's shot beautifully. And except for the usual Indian movie issues of slightly bad editing (although the editing is way way way better than in most Hindi movies), there isn't much else wrong with it. The cast is lovely. The dialogues are funny (provided you like / get the raunchy humour) and aren't dumbed down under the assumption that the entire audience consists of five year olds with an IQ of 10 that need everything explained to them at least three times. The main character in the movie (Meenakshi) is actually someone most urban women can relate to (when they are being honest and not self- righteous) especially cos the main eye-candy in the movie (Surya) is quite capable of getting women to lust after him in that way :). Jokes about women lusting after men tend to disturb a lot of insecure men so, women, don't go watch the movie with one of those chaps! Most of the jokes in the movie make fun of conventional / main stream ideas of romance and sex and if you have a problem with this, you are going to squirm through the movie. Also don't go watch the movie with mummy and daddy but do watch it. It's fun!

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