Guddiyan Patole Movie Review: Punjabi Mania presents before you the full review of recently released Punjabi movie named ‘Guddiyan Patole’.
Cast: Sonam Bajwa, Tania, Gurnam Bhullar, Nirmal Rishi, Gurpreet Bhangu, Gurmeet Saajan, Rupinder Rupi, Seema Kaushal and others.
Director: Vijay Kumar Arora.
Producer: Bhagwant Virk and Nav Virk.
Music: V Rakx Music, Sukhe E Muzical Doctorz and Ikwinder Singh.
Genre: Comedy, Romance.
Running Time: 127 minutes (U/A certified).
In the build-up to the movie, we had talked about how the trailer of ‘Guddiyan Patole’ has newness propagated all round and why the movie looks different from other Punjabi movies. Having watched the movie now, one can say that it will indisputably go down as a brave attempt which revolved around a disparate subject without the usually fail-safe names of our industry.
Beautiful overseas visuals captured by Jalesh Oberoi in association with Sandeep Saxena’s background score commence the movie in an engrossing and somewhat affecting way. Directed by Vijay Kumar Arora, Guddiyan Patole is predominantly based on two sisters in Kashmir aka Cash (Sonam Bajwa) and Nicole (Tania).
The director walks the audiences through a quick encapsulation of their past which plays a major role in their visit to Punjab. Upon reaching their maternal home, they come to agreement with the ill-intentions of their relatives regarding the family land. Upon reaching Punjab, they also meet Amreek Singh (Gurnam Bhullar), who is in awe of both the NRI girls right from their arrival.
The biggest talking point of the script is the sisters’ maternal grandmother in Jal Kaur (Nirmal Rishi). It is her differences with her family that take the narrative forward. While she is introduced as highly stern in the beginning, it is her poignant side which comes as the biggest upshot of the movie.
Direction and writing
Coming on the back of an outright coup in ‘Harjeeta‘ last year, there is no hiding from the fact that the director-writer duo of Arora and Jagdeep Sidhu had called for a considerable amount of expectations. While they stood tall on some of them, they erred on the others.
While it was groundbreaking of them to come up with a Punjabi film based on two actresses, the attempt to situate too much in a single film was accompanied by due ramifications.
The highest point in Guddiyan Patole is the gush of emotions essentially created by Nirmal Rishi’s character. It is a facet of the movie which is portrayed on-screen on several occasions. Arora’s effort of making sure that the quantity doesn’t affect the quality deserves bountiful applauds. That being said, one also believes that he could (and should) have easily done away with the uncalled for songs in the movie.
Talking precisely about the writer, Sidhu perhaps missed a trick to pen down Amreek Singh’s character in a better and an enhanced manner. Had he also harmonized a few basic glitches in the script, Guddiyan Patole would have created a staggering impact.
Sonam Bajwa doubtlessly played the lead role on not just the paper but on-screen as well. Given the nuances attached to her character, things could have easily gone wrong for her. Because they didn’t, it speaks about her work in the affirmative. Playing the role of an archetype cute younger sister, Tania spoke even when she wasn’t assigned words. Her mien throughout the movie had it in it to make her standout from the others in the movie.
Gurnam Bhullar put on display a just behaviour with what was given to him. While he has showcased his potential in his maiden film as a lead actor, one believes that the singer-turned-actor will get much better with time. Veteran actress Nirmal Rishi once again proved her mettle in front of the screen and was the focal point in rousing the audience’s emotions.
In whatever screen space they shared, the supporting cast in Gurmeet Saajan, Gurpreet Bhangu, Rupinder Rupi, Seema Kaushal, Prakash Gadhu and Sukhwinder Chahal did full justice to their respective roles.
Guddiyan Patole’s songs were mostly good and worthy of getting a space in the fans’ playlists. The pick of them were ‘Mohabbat’ (penned down by Harinder Kour, sung by Gurnam Bhullar and musically directed by V Rakx Music) and ‘Hanju’. That being said, one still believes that the movie could have easily compromised on at least one song.
A quintessential family drama, watch Guddiyan Patole to know whether Jal Kaur solves her differences with her family or not, what eventually happens of the family property and whether Amreek Singh becomes successful in wooing one out of Kashmir or Nicole.