‘Raksha Bandhan’ the movie is exactly like the name. A story of a brother and his sisters. Its full of conflicts, pain, grief, and lots of sibling love and a loud background music.
Film Name: Raksha Bandhan
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, Sadia Khateeb and others.
Director: Anand L Rai
Happy Raksha Bandhan to all the brothers and sisters out there. And we hope, just like us you are out there enjoying ‘Raksha Bandhan’ with your siblings. Raksha Bandhan is no doubt a hit for people who know what’s good. Director Anand L. Rai has once again given us an amazing film to love and watch. His phenomenal directing and cinematography will make you watch this on repeat.
The movie is all about a brother who is a Old Delhi chaat vendor who peddles golgappas to expectant women who desire a male child, and his four sisters, whom he wants to marry off to fulfill a promise to their late mother that says he can only marry his childhood love sapna if he marry’s off his sisters WITH dowry.
He promises without realising three out of four sisters had no intention of marrying and have very different personalities, well as different it can get for a lower middle class family. Though he manages to arrange the dowry for one sister, what about the rest 3.
With Sapna’s father pressuring him to no end.
The story is ofcourse enjoyable at some point but after the first half the story just becomes too cliche. There’s no buildup, it just happens. The drama is over the top and does not really appeal to everyone. Its a rollercoaster of emotions. You’ll be crying one second and laughing the other.
The story keeps hanging around the siblings and some people may complain about that but it is what the story is about. The struggles Kedarnath (Akshay Kumar) goes through to gather enough money for 4 sisters dowry is heart touching and albit true it is a bit overwhelming at points. The old mindset about the dowry system is sometimes the only thing they focus on.
The chemistry between the characters is always relatable and the siblings will make you cry happy and sad tears. The movie is all about detailing. The scenes are nicely detailed and will leave you wanting to watch again to find out more next time.
The character Kedarnath feels like its custom made for Akshay Kumar, and that’s what Akshay Kumar is best at, comedy and bringing out emotions without it feeling forced. He keeps it between entertaining and fun.
Bhumi Pednekar has one motive, to marry Kedarnath and she does the uni-dimensional character of Sapna very well. Her control over it being relatable but not over is applausable.
All the four sisters Sadia Khateeb, Sahejmeen Kaur, Smrithi Srikanth & Deepika Khanna are just about okay with Sadia getting the maximum limelight.
The background music is loud but the tracks of Himesh Reshammiya is what makes the songs really fun to listen to. The songs make everything in second half bearable, and why the drama escalates to a good level or the movie would have been average.
All being said, Raksha Bandhan celebrates everything rightfully and the best part would definitely be the siblings conflicts and their love despite not being blood related. Its for the siblings, and the best scene would be the one where Kedarnath is readying his sister Gayatri for marriage and she smiles the brightest smile ever. I think every sibling would relate and that’s what makes this film a solid 3 stars.