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Muskurake Dekh Zara – movie review

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Muskurake Dekh Zara, movie review

Muskurake Dekh Zara is a story of a young ‘boy man’ named Vivek. It’s a story of simple emotions & disappointments of love and life. Muskurake Dekh Zara movie review…

Vivek (Gashmeer Mahajani) has an ‘upright’ attitude, and ability to put people in their place and add lightness into moody and mundane situations. He does this not only when he interacts with his life’s love Preeti (Twinkle Patel) but also when he encounters and jests with the simple, funny and harmless folks – like the eccentric live in DLT (Duniya Lal Tripati), the ‘badnaseeb’ hotel manager Khaatkar, the curious curio shop owner Elton, the heroine’s eternally inebriated Chaacha who feels that one’s ‘spirit’ can be derived only from downing spirits.

The film’s lighter moments beautifully intersperse with the hero’s portrayal of a character of depth.

Vivek has his own unique yet simple way of looking at life. Presence and not prejuduce of mind is what rules his attitude to situations. His particular manner of reasoning and leadership qualities spread a positive attitude amongst his friends. His clarity and conviction of thought & speech shine through.

An incident of embarrassment drives Vivek from his hometown to Mumbai where he falls in love with Preeti. His leadership qualities & unusual understanding of situations makes his friends look up to him. It is his wonderful ability to reason that wins him the love of Preeti & finally put the villain Prakash Raj at bay.

In Muskurake Dekh Zara, it’s not just love & disappointment but the fresh way they are handled that makes the film unique.

With presence & not prejudice of the mind, Vivek deals with life’s various & varied situations as they happen to him.

Gashmeer Mahajani has a boy next door looks who is blessed with lots ot talent in acting and dancing. Preeti, the young lass has innate goodness and exudes individuality. There is a wonderful play between the nuances of the foreign returned Preeti and the not so ‘urban’ Vivek.

Muskurake Dekh Zara has a story which appeals to the general audiences. It would please the rural folk’s sensibilities and also to current cinema’s contemporary mood. Scenes of humor and dept are beautifully interspersed throughout the film so that nothing becomes too heady. Anurag Kashyap’s script, Mehboob’s lyrics and music by Ranjit Barot are a triple treat alongwith enchanting locations of Ladakh, Auli (Uttaranchal) and Goa.

This Love & Laughter story is propped up by excellent comedy tracks & songs.

Cast of Muskurake Dekh Zara:
Gashmeer Mahajani – Vivek
Twinkle Patel – Preeti
Hiten Paintal – Prakash Raj
Sunil Sabarwal – Amar
Simran Suri – Gauri
Chirag Sethi – Sunil
Arijit Sen Gupta – Saurabh Shorcar
Rajshree Choudhary – Priya
Ranjeet – Major Uncle
Jiten Mukhi – Mishraji
Reshma Merchant – Mrs. Mishraji
Tiku Talsania – Chacha
Mukesh Bhatt – DLT
Atul Parchure – Elton
Khayali – Dr. Naseeb
Om Katare – Anand Agnihotri
Sudesh Lehri – Khaatkar

Credits & Crew of Muskurake Dekh Zara:
Banner – Chitra Creations
Release Through – PVR Pictures Release
Producer & Director – Som Shekar
Story / Writer – Anurag Kashyap
Lyricist – Mehboob
Music Director – Ranjit Barot
Cinematography – Cella Durai, Jatinder Sharma
Choreographers – Uma Shankar Nair, Pappu Maalu, Reshma Khan, Sabina Khan, Tobby Fernandes
Action – Allan Amin
Editor – Santosh Kumar
Sound Designer – Arun Nambiar
Background Sound: Ranjit Barot
Singers – KK, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shaan, Saurabh Srivastava, Raju Mushtaq, Ranjit Barot
Media Relations – Himanshu Jhunjhunwala (Dwapar Promoters)
Muskurake Dekh Zara, movie review