It’s a road movie-cum-coming-of-age-romance, with a bittersweet tang to it, and yet it is peppy, and fun and fresh: two adults, a man and a woman, connect via a dating site, and find that online, can, sometimes, translate into something vital and real offline. It is all so right that you are compelled to ignore that eye-roll of a reason that leads to the journey, a few flat moments and underlined scenes – zooming into faces to tell us how the character is feeling – especially one in which one of them, finally, grows up. This is the kind of film where nothing happens while everything is happening. Yogi arrives on the scene, fully formed, without any baggage. These two cut a chatty swathe through some picturesque North Indian towns, meeting up with past paramours, and seeing where the road, and the new company takes them. She takes a long considering look at Yogi once, twice, but isn’t quite sure. She is all pastel and understated, and an insecure people pleaser. The pace is just right: not too fast, not too slow. 2017-11-10T00:07:17+00:00″>
Published:November 10, 2017 12:07 am
The pace of Qarib Qarib Singlle is just right: not too fast, not too slow. Things develop unhurriedly. This is the kind of film where nothing happens while everything is happening. But this film’s real draw is Parvathy (the lead actor of the terrific Malayalam film Take Off). For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App The writers keep Yogi a little mysterious: where, for example, does he get his dosh from? We’ve seen Irrfan at his most charming before, and he carries on in the same vein, showing flashes of banked passion. Things develop unhurriedly. Chalk Yogi (Irrfan) and Cheese Jaya (Parvathy) meet by design, but there’s nothing constructed about the journey they undertake, even though the reason of their setting out is so flimsy as to be laughable. Who, really, is he? But the spark that gets the unlikeliest people together, glows between Mr Yogi and Ms Jaya, as they smile, squabble, and yes, snore their way through the film. At the end of it, you hope that their relationship status will change to Kareeb Kareeb Couple. Related News
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Qarib Qarib Singlle movie rating: 3.5 stars
I’ve walked out of Qarib Qarib Singlle smiling. There’s a lot going on between Yogi and Jaya, and that’s what we want in relationship dramas, the awareness of each other that builds slowly yet steadily. Truth to tell, I didn’t particularly want to sit down to the writing of this, because I wanted to savour the film some more. He dresses in red and yellow and is cheerily loud, which doesn’t quite make up for him being seriously loaded. He is single, and very ready to mingle. Jaya has a marriage behind her, and is now, reluctantly, looking.