The Great Indian Family Movie Review: Vicky Kaushal Film Comes With Good Message But Lacks Much-Needed Drama
The Great Indian Family Review, imdb Rating, Twitter and Public Reviews Update: Vicky Kaushal and Manushi Chhillar?'s much-talked-about movie has hit the screens today. Planning to watch the film? Scroll down and read our review first.
The always-watchable Vicky Kaushal left his movie buffs excited with the trailer of his much-talked-about film The Great Indian Family. Also starring beauty queen Manushi Chhillar, the film is a family drama as the name suggests. Are you planning to head to the cinema hall to watch this one? Check out the review first.
After Karan Johar's Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahaani, starring Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh, family dramas have gained popularity again. But I feel this is one genre that not many filmmakers dive into. That's not the case with Vijay Krishna Acharya. His latest directorial venture, The Great Indian Family, has hit the screens today. The film is woven around Vicky's character Ved Vyas Tripathi aka Bhajan Kumar.
To keep it short and precise, The Great Indian Family is all about what happens with Bhajan Kumar, a religious Hindu man, after he realises that he is Muslim by birth. But the movie, as it proceeds, has many layers to it.
The Great Indian Family Movie Review: Storyline
The Great Indian Family starts with Ved's back story - how he goes from being a lover boy crushing hard over a girl in his school to discovering his singing talent and becoming the famous Bhajan Kumar.
As the movie proceeds, it portrays the contrast between Ved's public persona as a spiritual figure and his personal desires. Vicky plays this complex character nicely and adds depth to it.
Then enters Manushi Chillar's Jasmeet and her love story with Ved starts but that's just a small part of the story. Manushi has played her part as a strong, independent girl well but she deserved more screen time.
Soon after, comes the big twist - Ved's Muslim heritage is discovered through a letter. This comes as a shock to Ved’s conservative Hindu family and the residents of Balrampur. As he deals with this identity crisis, the movie unwraps the complexities of interfaith relationships. The director has dealt with the very sensitive topic of Hindu-Muslim relationship thoughtfully.
The Great Indian Family Movie Review: Performances, Direction, Dialogues
Vijay has tried to create a thought-provoking film dealing with love, spirituality, and cultural differences. The result, however, is not very gripping. Personally, I lost interest at many places but there were some scenes that got me hooked. There is not much to complain about the storyline but there's a lack of strong and impactful dialogues. Even Vicky's monologue felt very mediocre.
The supporting actors, including Manoj Pahwa, Kumud Mishra and more, have played their part well. Manushi's part felt like a cameo to me. Yes, it was that short. It felt like a love angle was forced into the script. Coming to Vicky, he did not disappoint. He played the part well.
The Great Indian Family Movie Review: Final Verdict
Keeping all the weak points aside, The Great Indian Family will make you think. While it opens to a slow start, it blends romance, spirituality, family dynamics and social conflict all in one narrative. It makes for a decent watch.