It’s been a long time since fans have seen Vicky Kaushal or Sara Ali Khan on the big screen. Govinda Mera Naam, Kaushal’s previous film, was a straight OTT release, as was Gaslight, starring Sara Ali Khan. So, when Zara Hatke Zara Bachke was announced a few weeks ago, everyone was excited to see what the film would look like. Zara Hatke Zara Bachke is officially in theatres today, and it has received rave reviews from critics.
Vicky Kaushal and Sara Ali Khan work together for the first time in this film. According to the reports, their chemistry is doing wonders for the fans. Laxman Utekar directed and co-wrote the film, which is produced by Dinesh Vijan and Jyoti Deshpande.
What is Zara Hatke Zara Bachke About?
Zara Hatke takes place in Indore. Kapil (Vicky) and Saumya (Sara) live with the former’s parents in Zara Bachke. However, due to the entrance of his Mama and Mami, they lose their solitude and hunt for an apartment where they may construct their own life.
But when property prices rise, they are forced to pursue a risky strategy that not only puts their love to the test but also their ties with their families. There is a lot of uncertainty, drama, emotion, tears, and comedy that follows.
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Zara Hatke Zara Bachke: Review
A romantic comedy of errors set in a tiny town with eccentric characters and an absurd scenario makes for an entertaining premise. Laxman Utekar’s directorial debut succeeds on this front for the most part. It promises to be a laugh riot from the moment the audience meets Kapil Dubey (Vicky Kaushal), his wife Saumya Chawla Dubey (Sara Ali Khan), and their blended family.
When Pandit’s family eats an egg-containing cake by accident, all hell breaks out. As Kapil’s mami (Kanupriya Pandit) blames the Punjabi daughter-in-law for the shambles, the latter states unequivocally that she wants to move out and away from the continual taunting. And so the duo’s journey to acquire a house begins, which proves to be an impossible task.
When Saumya discovers a government scheme to acquire a flat, things take an unusual turn. However, because Kapil’s family has a home, he is disqualified. A questionable agent, Bhagwan Das (Inaamulhaq), informs them that if Saumya divorces Kapil, she will be qualified under the women’s quota, and the two can remarry once the home is given. The viewer is then treated to a comedy of errors as the pair pretends to quarrel in order to persuade the family and the judge that they must split. Daroga (Sharib Hashmi), a nosy security guard, and a love triangle are tossed in to spice up the journey.
The main plot of the film seems implausible, as Kapil and Saumya decide to take dramatic measures, such as separating (even if only on paper), to get a house when they are not in desperate need. The first half of the film is especially entertaining, but the entertainment quotient drops after the intermission due to unconvincing and over-the-top tracks, such as when the duo pretends to be brother and sister or a government official shows up at Saumya’s rented apartment for verification, and Kapil is present.
There’s also a track where Deepa Mami has liver cirrhosis, which adds drama but doesn’t move the tale ahead.
Vicky Kaushal delivers a strong performance as the small-town penny-pinching guy. He emotes brilliantly in a hospital scene where Kapil and Saumya have a heart-to-heart to work out their problems. Sara Ali Khan gives an honest performance as a middle-class bahu and a fiery Punjabi girl.
Supporting actors include Neeraj Sood and Kanupirya Pandit as mama and mami, Inaamulhaq, Rakesh Bedi as Saumya’s father, Harcharan Chawla, and Akash Khurana as Kapil’s father. The tunes by Sachin-Jigar are catchy, and Raghav Ramadoss’ cinematography portrays the small-town ambience and eccentricities of Indore effectively.
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Zara Hatke’s overall performance Zara Bachke is a fun one-time viewing because of the witty punchlines, outlandish characters, and performances. However, the weak premise and mediocre script keep it from realizing its full potential.
Zara Hatke Zara Bachke Box Office Predictions
After nearly three and a half years, this will be both actors’ debut theatrical release. While the film’s trailer did not excite much interest, the songs received a lot of attention on social media. This hype is intended to drive people to the theatres to see the flick. According to early projections, Vicky Kaushal and Sara Ali Khan’s film will earn USD 273,161 (approx. INR 2.25 crore) on its first day.
The film’s star is Vicky Kaushal. He plays his small-town, adaptable, sincere, and madly in love boy to perfection. His performance also lifts certain monotonous sequences. Sara Ali Khan’s efforts to deliver a genuine performance are obvious on screen, and while she excels in comedic circumstances, there is room for improvement in emotional ones. The rest of the cast, particularly Inaamulhaq, provides excellent support for the central couple.