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Straight (2009)

After being rejected by women, a restaurant-owner attempts to deal with homosexuality.


Anahata (additional screenplay & dialogue), Uttam Gada (dialogue & screenplay) | 3 more credits »




Credited cast:
Vinay Pathak ... Pinu Patel
Gul Panag ... Renu
Anuj Chaudhary Anuj Chaudhary ... Kamlesh (as Anuj Choudhry)
Sid Makkar ... Rajat
Ketki Dave ... Kavita Kaki
Rasik Dave Rasik Dave ... Jaisukh Kaka
Daman Baggan Daman Baggan ... Pakwaan Singh (as Damandeep Singh Baggan)
Achla Sachdeva Achla Sachdeva ... Rashmi
Lucy Hassan Lucy Hassan ... Mili (as Aroosa Hassan)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ashwani Chopra Ashwani Chopra ... Sonal
Anuj Choudhry ... Kamlesh (Principal)
Tushar Desai Tushar Desai ... Pandit
Sandeep Gandhi Sandeep Gandhi
Sandeep Garcha Sandeep Garcha ... Mrs. Renu
Amaan Irees Amaan Irees ... Band member


London-based owner of 'Gaylord Indian Restaurant' Pinu Patel travels to India along with his cousin, Rajat, Kavita Kaki and Jaisukh Kaka, in order to meet with Payal and get married. The couple seemingly approve of each other, but at the last minute she rejects him. Dejected he returns home and faces rejection once again - this time at the hands of Mili. Quite depressed, he is then compelled to hire two Chandigarh-based employees, Renu and Kamlesh, as Book-keeper and Cook respectively. Kamlesh and he start hanging out together to such an extent that Pinu is compelled to question himself as to if he is a homosexual. Anxious to prove himself, he must now hook up with a woman - and feels Renu to be ideal. His world comes crashing around him when he finds her in Kamlesh's arms - leaving open the question as to what his fate is going to be in the near future. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Pinu Patel ki Tedhi Medhi Love Story


Comedy | Drama


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Hindi | English

Release Date:

20 March 2009 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

'A Tedhi Medhi Love story - Straight See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Watch It for Vinay Pathak's Delightful Performance!
18 July 2013 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

Parvati Balagopalan's 'Straight' is an okay fare, that needed a better script. But there is something unmissable in this rather under-rated film, that is, Vinay Pathak. The Talented Actor pitches in a delightful central performance, that rises above the material & turns out to be its biggest merit.

'Straight' Synopsis: After being rejected by women, a restaurant-owner attempts to deal with homosexuality.

To be honest, 'Straight' does work, but only in the second-hour. The first-hour is slow-paced & very uninspiring. The actual excitement begins in the second-hour, which I must say, does engage. The Screenplay, overall, is flawed. The journey of its confused protagonist needed more pace & definitely more humor. Parvati Balagopalan's Direction is well-done. Cinematography, Editing & Art Design, are passable.

Performance-Wise: Its a Vinay Pathak show all the way. He never fails to deliver & keeps you hooked even when the script falters. He's the lifeline of the enterprise. Gul Panag is decent, as always. Siddhartha Makkar delivers confidently.

On the whole, 'Straight' may not boast a particularly engaging story, but it does offer one of Vinay Pathak's Best Performances!

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