By the youth, for the youth!
Girls smoking cigarettes and living with boyfriends is still not acceptable in the Indian society, but in modern times these things exist, even though they are kept under wraps.
'Shuddh' means pure, but the romance in the movie is completely confusing just like the youth of today who really don't know what they are looking for.
Raghuram (Sushant Singh Rajput) is a tour guide in Jaipur who makes money by taking the foreigners to shops he has a setting with. His family forces him to agree to an arranged marriage with Tara (Vaani Kapoor). On the way to his wedding, he meets the charismatic Gayatri (Parineeti Chopra) and falls for her and decides to run away from his wedding mandap. Raghu and Gayatri start living together and the couple usually start their romance and day with chai and cigarettes.
Goyal (Rishi Kapoor) runs a wedding catering business and he is the old wise guy who keeps advising Raghu to get married.
Raghu and Gayatri's romance is smooth until he is high and proposes marriage over a couple of drinks. The wedding never happens and Raghu ends up meeting Tara again at another wedding and he gets attracted to her.
Sushant Singh Rajput shows tremendous progress from his debut movie. He is simply superb, cute and looks completely confused and gullible. Sushant's chemistry with both his female co-stars works, he is the perfect recipe for a star as he looks good, dances well and is great at doing romantic and emotional scenes.
Parineeti's bindaas attitude works. She is spontaneous and that's what makes the movie fun and real. Vaani Kapoor makes an impressive debut, the pretty girl can act, which is a rare combination.
Rishi Kapoor adds wit to the movie as he plays the traditional wedding planner. Even the way he gets surprised by the youth is hilarious.
After the blockbuster 'Band Baaja Baaraat', director Maneesh Sharma tries to portray the thought process of today's youth who have commitment issues. He keeps the romance real as the couple is shown doing daily chores and even clipping each other's nails.
Jaideep Sahni has written a movie after a long time and he once again manages to pen a script that is truly entertaining and real.
Maneesh also shows the irony of India where a boy is forced to call his girlfriend his sister just to stay away from public attention. He does a fabulous job by keeping the movie modern and unpredictable.
Music of the movie by Sachin-Jigar is youthful. 'Tere Mere Beech Mein' by Sunidhi Chauhan and Mohit Chauhan is fun and 'Gulabi' by Jigar and Priya Sariya is romantic and has been shot beautifully.
'Shuddh Desi Romance' will work with the new generation as they will be able to relate with the situations.
It is a movie by the youth, for the youth. So enjoy this crazy and confusing ride.