- 2h 18m
A man must marry a tree to ward off threats to his love-life, but the tree turns out to have more spirit than the man bargained for.A man must marry a tree to ward off threats to his love-life, but the tree turns out to have more spirit than the man bargained for.A man must marry a tree to ward off threats to his love-life, but the tree turns out to have more spirit than the man bargained for.
While there are many Bollywood movies consisting of love stories, Phillauri is a movie you don't get to see everyday. Although the story of the movie was not new, the concept of the movie was something fresh and people were eager to watch the movie right after seeing the trailer. Phillauri's story is an average story but the way the story was set up was new. Anvita Dutt has written the story and screenplay of the movie and she has done a really commendable job. Anshai Lal as a debutant director has done a job worth praising.
The cast of Phillauri consist of Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma and Mehreen Pirzada. Anushka Sharma's performance as a ghost and a long lost lover was quite heartwarming and lovely to watch. Suraj Sharma's performance as a confused NRI was quite fun to watch although he was lacking a bit of depth in the emotional side, Mehreen Pirzada's performance as his lover was quite impressive. While all the cast members did their job wonderfully, it is Diljit Dosanjh who steals the show, Diljit handled his role quite sincerely and weaved his character brilliantly in the movie.
The music is probably the best part of the movie. The music has its own uniqueness and this kind of music is rare to find in any Bollywood movie nowadays. The background scores by Samir Uddin and the songs by Shashwat Sachdev & Jasleen Royal were wonderfully composed which sincerely sticks to the theme of the movie.
The VFX and editing was very good and impressive, the cinematography was quite impressive as well.
The only downside of the movie was that it was progressing in a very slow pace and it gets slower in the second half. Certain scenes looked stretched, certain scenes could have also been avoided and more elements could have been added to the story instead.
Although the progression of the story was slow, the ending of the movie was totally unexpected, it was also quite quick owing to the fact that the movie was slow, but then again the ending was quite satisfying and truly concludes the whole movie.
Although Phillauri is your average love story, it has been beautifully weaved with a new concept. The progression of the movie was slow but the performances of the cast makes you forget about the slow pacing. In short, it is a heartwarming film about love which will truly entertain you and won't make you disappointed.
- Mar 26, 2017