Movie Review : Mr & Mrs Mahi

 Mahi Agarwal ( Rajkummar Rao) aspires to be  a cricketer which is good passion since childhood. But his father ( Kumud Sharma), who owns a sports shop in Jaipur, wants him to work in the business when he is not selected in the state team.  



Mahi is plagued by insults from his dad Mahi settles in the family business but is not good at it either.


 A few years later, he has an arranged match with a doctor, Mahima ( Jahnvi Kapoor), and to his utter surprise discovers that she not only loves cricket. In a series of events, Mahi decides to turn coach for her,  coaxing her to give up her doctor profession. Due to his efforts his wife finally even reaches the state level and finally is chosen to play for India 

But  does this rise in her career as a cricketer impact her husband's ego and the hitherto perfect marriage? Does he ever get the respect he craves?

The film is based on a sport as its centre but it uses it as  a tool to explore family relationships, what makes a  bond deepenz or weaken between a husband and wife, father-son relationships and the whole aspect of following your dream and working to achieve your passion, but by setting realistic goals and recognising your limitations as well but also being mature enough to work on your strengths without giving up on yourself.  Mahi played by Rajkumar Rao pretty much goes through a whole gamut of emotions , highs and lows, before finding himself. To that end,  Rao has given his best to the role. 

Jahnvi as his wife, not only looks good but also  brings out the innocence of a newly -wed, and gets pretty much into the skin of her character, tranaforming as the story demands.

The scenes between the duo look good on screen, though there is no inkling of any spark of chemistry. But they make up for that with their humor and and joyful bonding they develop over cricket. Those scenes make for good viewing.

The supporting cast does  a neat job. 

The cricketing scenes are well conceived and shown with the right dose of drama, with both actors getting  body language convincing enough.

The visuals are good, songs pleasant. There is no melodrama and the dialogues are crisp and convey the emotions sans any posturing or preaching.

Without delving into too many layers, the family manages to be a decently made, well mounted, family entertainer with a message.


CAST

RAJKUMMAR RAO - MAHENDRA AGARWAL
JANHVI KAPOOR - MAHIMA GUPTA
KUMUD MISHRA - HARDAYAL AGARWAL
ZARINA WAHAB - GEETA AGARWAL
RAJESH SHARMA - BENNY DAYAL SHUKLA
ARJIT TANEJA - SIKANDER AGARWAL
PURNENDU BHATTACHARYA - TRILOK GUPTA
YAMINI DAS - KALPANA GUPTA 

Crew

DIRECTED BY SHARAN SHARMA 
PRODUCED BY KARAN JOHAR ,UMESH KR BANSAL ,HIROO YASH JOHAR,APOORVA MEHTA

CO PRODUCER
SOMEN MISHRA

PAARTH DHOLAKIAA

WRITTEN BY

NIKHIL MEHROTRA

SHARAN SHARMA 

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
ANAY OM GOSWAMY (ISC)

EDITOR
NITIN BAID
 
MUSIC SUPERVISOR
AZEEM DAYANI

PRODUCTION DESIGNER
SHARANYA MENON

MUSIC
AADESH SHRIVASTAVA
VISHAL MISHRA
TANISHK BAGCHI
JAANI
ACHINT & YUVA
HUNNY & BUNNY

DHRRUV DHALLA        

LYRICS
SAMEER ANJAAN
KAUSAR MUNIR
JAANI
VISHAL MISHRA
AZEEM DAYANI
SAGAR
DEVENDRA KAFIR

ARUSHI KAUSHAL              

COSTUME DESIGNER
ANAITA SHROFF ADAJANIA      

VARSHA-SHILPA          

SOUND DESIGNER

ALI MERCHANT

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