Kiara Advani not only spearheads her next film but also essays the eponymous character of Indoo, a girl whose heart belongs to the heartland but someone who also shows shades of the big city. She wants to be in a relationship, talks about sex with a man who has landed at her house for a Tinder date.
This man in question is Aditya Seal, who says he hails from Hyderabad and calls Kashmir Ki Kali his favourite film. But there's a catch, he's from Pakistan and has landed at the wrong house.
This is Bajrangi Bhaijaan wrapped into Happy Bhaag Jayegi. There are some cringe moments where Kiara Advani constantly calls Seal a terrorist, and all this is done under the garb of comedy. However, the actress does show some moments of mirth and madness and promises the ability to carry a film on her own abled shoulders.
Even though the film doesn't look very different from the other small-town comedies that we have seen ever since Ayushmann Khurrana rose to success, it does look fun.
Director Abir Sengupta spoke about the film's theme and said, ""The concept of dating has been changing with every passing generation. But we are in a time where right swipes allow you to meet so many people. There is gender equality as everyone can go ahead and find the right partner. I have come across many who have found their life partners on dating apps. But, at times, even right swipes can go wrong. So, one should take time before forming judgment about the other person," says the director as he roots for these apps. "I strongly believe in love and finding one's soulmate. Dating apps are a faster medium to find that person."
Releasing a film amid the current circumstances — when COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Delhi and curfews are being imposed in cities in Gujarat — involves significant risk.
Isn't he worried that people may not step out of their houses for a film? "Honestly, it [bothers me]. Nothing is more important than human lives, and I am sure theatre owners are taking adequate measures to ensure the audience's safety. So, I hope people will step into the theatres like before."