Vekh Baraatan Challiyan Review
VBC is a fine piece of comedy to be enjoyed with the whole family together in a cinema hall.
Review of Punjabi Film, Vekh Baraatan Challiyan starring Binnu Dhillon, Ranjit Bawa, Kavita Kaushik and Jaswinder Bhalla. Directed by Ksshitij Chaudhary.
Star cast: Binnu Dhillon, Ranjit Bawa, Kavita Kaushik, Jaswinder Bhalla, Govind Namdev, Karamjit Anmol, Gurmeet Sajan and Amrinder Gill
Director: Ksshitij Chaudhary
Producer: Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Amiek Virk & Karaj Gill
Running Time: 127 minutes (Comedy)
Synopsis: Vekh Baraatan Challiyan is the story of Jaggi (Binnu Dhillon), son of a Bus Owner (Jaswinder Bhalla) and is a conductor on his father’s bus where he meets and falls for Sarla (Kavita Kaushik), a primary school teacher. While Jaggi is a Jatt Sikh from Punjab, Sarla is a Hindu Jaat from Haryana. However, despite the cultural differences, the two fall in love and decide to get married. But, Sarla’s father who is a strong believer in astrology lays down the condition that the two can marry only if their kundlis match.
Review: Director Ksshitij Chaudhary is back at what he makes best – Comedies. He has given Punjabi Cinema some memorable laugh riots in the form of Mr. & Mrs. 420 and Jatt In Golmaal. This time as well, he has his team of fantastic actors who are performing a satire but with a twist – A Powerful Social Message is up for grabs for those people who believe in various superstitions, but that message is delivered in a very very hilarious manner.
Writer Naresh Kathooria known for some great films of Punjabi Cinema like Carry On Jatta, Channa Kamli Yaar Di and a few more has written the story, screenplay & dialogues all on his own. The film this time is set not only in Punjab but also includes our neighbour state, Haryana which makes it a different film on the very basic outset. The screenplay is brilliantly done and it is engaging for most part of 2 hours. The dialogues are funny and many remain with the viewer for a long long time.
Director Ksshitij Chaudhary does a fine job of handling the film with ease and brilliance. He had such a fine team of actors to deal with and all of them were justified in their roles. No forceful dragging scenes, no useless songs, no unnecessary comedy. Looks likes the director learnt from his past mistakes and delivered a punch of a performance this time around. The only drawback if any to point out would be the pace of the 2nd half but given that the total film is 2-hours and some minutes, it’s all right. We are all humans. Aren’t we?
Coming to performances, this film belongs to Binnu Dhillon, Kavita Kaushik, Jaswinder Bhalla & Ranjit Bawa. They are all the backbone of the film. Binnu fills the void of a 1-year long break from the big screen with this wonderful performance and makes the film his own. Kavita Kaushik makes a memorable debut in Punjabi Cinema. She has various shaded to her character and delivers a good performance on her debut. Looking forward to more of her films in Punjabi Cinema.
Ranjit Bawa, where was he hiding his comic side from such a long time. This make can seriously make the audience laugh with his on-screen antics. Shindi is a character tailor made for him. Jaswinder Bhalla, he quietly delivers a memorable performance after some time yet again. This one would be remembered for quite some time. Karamjit Anmol delivers another fine performance. Amrinder Gill shines in a cameo. Govind Namdev, Mithila Purohit and Mukesh Bhatt were effective.
There was not much of music present in the film, but whatever was there it was effective. Gurmoh did a good job at the 3 songs he composed. Parixit Warrier’s camera work needs some improvement given that it was a comedy film and he could have really done away with the steadicam shots which seemed irritating after a point of time.
Overall, VBC is a fine piece of comedy to be enjoyed with the whole family together in a cinema hall.