Chandni (Eesha Koppikhar) belongs to a middle-class family, living in one of the tiny by lanes of old Bhopal. Her little world consists of her doting father, her two younger siblings Anuj and Sandhya and her music. Chandni, who is deeply attached to her school going brother and sister, is trained in classical and folk music. Ek Vivah aisa bhi review…
She falls in love with Prem (Sonu Sood) while practicing for a stage performance and is happily looking forward to their engagement. Her father’s death comes as a big blow and suddenly from being a naive ‘bride-to-be’ she dons the mantle of being the bread winner of her family.
Prem hails from a rich business family. He is an unconventional ghazal singer full of mischief and pranks… He annoys his mother no end by focus on his music rather than the family business. The minute he sets eyes on Chandni, he falls head over heels in love with her.
Prem’s mother Sulbha (Smita Jayakar), an elegant lady, a doting mother wants the best for her son. She wants him to give up his carefree ways and focus on the family business. She is very happy when her son becomes a successful singer .Now her only desire is to see Prem married to a girl who will be totally devoted to him and his family. She accepts Chandni with open arms.
Chandni’s father Brij Bhushan (Aloknath) has been a father and mother to his three children. He takes care of his office affairs and household chores with equal ease.
Life is picture perfect until, on the day of their engagement Chandni’s father passes away… suddenly she becomes the eldest in her family. On one hand, her ‘mehendi’ adorned hands are beckoning her to the dream home for her fiancé and on the other are her siblings, whom she cannot take along with her. Chandni decides not to marry so that she can bring up her little brother and sister with self-respect.
Her father’s death makes Prem realize that her siblings need her more. He understands her and stands by her through thick and thin as she goes through her struggle. He unconditionally waits for Chandni for 12 long years until she fulfills all her responsibilities as an elder sister.
Sandhya (Ishita Panchal/Amrita Prakash) is the shy eight year old sister of Chandni, trailed behind her everywhere, holding on to her ‘dupatta’. After her father’s death, Chandni decides to groom Sandhya to be independent and street-smart. Hence the meek unsure girl of yesteryear transforms into a confident ambitious girl. Sandhya has utmost reverence and love for Chandni. She also has an exceptional affinity towards Prem.
Anuj (Amey Pandya / Vishal Malhotra) the younger brother is a playful energetic 10 year old boy. His cricket antics break something or the other in the house every single day. He strikes an immediate chord with Pram on meeting him. The death of his father brings about a big change in him. He becomes a quite introvert. He wishes to grow up as soon as possible in order to relieve Chandni of her duties and take charge of the house. Consequently Anuj becomes career oriented and does well for himself.
Dr Prabhat (Vallabh Vyas) is not only Bhushan’s family doctor, but also his childhood friend. He shares an affectionate bond with Bhushan’s children and considers them as his own. After Bhushan’s demise, Chandni sees in him a father figure and seeks his advice in all decisions.
As predicted by Chandni’s father, Prem continued to stand by Chandni throughout her struggle. Truly… sometimes the greatest love stories are… the ones that stand the test of time.
Sonu Sood and Eesha Koppikar have acted so well, more than expectations. Like every Rajshri film, Ek Vivah aisa bhi too is rich in emotions and mirrors Indian traditions and culture with utmost simplicity and understanding. Obviously portraying the lives of noble and morally upright people which is Rajshri’s customary approach.
CREDITS of Ek Vivah aisa bhi:
Chandni – Eesha Koppikhar
Prem – Sonu Sood
Brij Bhushan – Aloknath
Dr Prabhat – Vallabh Vyas
Sulbha – Smita Jayakar
Anuj – Vishal Malhotra /Master Amey Pandya
Sandhya – Amrita Prakash / Baby Ishita Panchal
Mushtaq Khan (Guest Appearance)
Amrit Kaur Chawla
Master B. Akshay
Master Aayush Kapssey
Master Alok Srivastava
Master Mit Gandhi
CREW of Ek Vivah aisa bhi:
Produced by – Kamal Kumar Barjatya, Rajkumar Barjatya, Ajit Kumar Barjatya
Directed by – Kaushik Ghatak
Story Development & Project Conceived by – Sooraj R. Barjatya
Lyrics & Music – Ravindra Jain
Associate Producers – Sooraj R. Barjatya, Rajjat A. Barjatya
Story Idea – Ashapurna Devi
Screenplay & Dialogue – Shashi Mittal, Sumeet H. Mittal
Cinematography – Harish Joshi
Editing – V. N. Mayekar
Art – Sanjay Dhabade
Sound Designer – Jitendra Chaudhary
Mixing Engineer – Leslie Fernandez (Flavours Film Mix)
Choreography – Shabinaa Khan
Costumes Designed by – Ana Singh
Associate Costume Designer – Irfan Khatri
Chief Assistant Directors – Vidhi Kasliwal, Sumeet H. Mittal
Associate Editor – Paresh Manjrekar
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