Looks like Vicky Kaushal is determined to impress the audience by picking family dramas and entertainers this year. The Great Indian Family is his second movie this year after Zara Hatke Zara Bachke, where he portrays the role of a small-town family boy. Written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, The Great Indian Family is a family drama that brings religion and family centre stage. But is it worth making a trip to your nearest cinema hall? Read our review of The Great Indian Family to find out.
Ved Vyas Tripathi aka Bhajan Kumar’s saanp seedi takes an exciting twist
Ved Vyas Tripathi (Vicky Kaushal) was born and raised in a family of Pandits who take pride in their religion and status. His father (Kumud Mishra) and uncle (Manoj Pahwa) are renowned pandits of Balrampur, and the whole family practices bhajans, pujas and kirtans. But young Ved (played by Vedant Sinha) is more interested in girls and the pleasures of youth, so he doesn’t get too involved. That is until the day of his Janeu ceremony when his family decide unanimously to get his mundan done. But to Ved, it seems like the end of his carefree, young, and fun life. He soon joins his father and uncle and starts performing bhajans and kirtans with them at events after discovering he has a great voice. Soon enough, he became the famous bhajan singer, Bhajan Kumar. But his religious presence crashes his romantic desires as women seek his blessings rather than his companionship.
Life was going full blast for Bhajan Kumar as he is a star and the ideal son of his family. But one fine day, his world comes crashing down when an anonymous letter arrives at his house and reveals that Ved was born as a Muslim and isn’t a Hindu Pandit. This incident wreaks havoc on his family and community as everyone questions his morality, faith, and devotion.
A family entertainer with a good cast
Vicky Kaushal as Ved, a Hindu/Muslim man dealing with an identity crisis is endearing and funny. He does his best to get a grasp on his feelings which makes you feel sympathetic for him. Kumud Mishra as Ved’s father is a complex, brave and honest character who always binds his family and will do anything to protect them. Manoj Pahwa as Ved’s chacha is also an emo character who is the funny guy of the family. And Srishti Dixit as Ved’s twin sister is just what every sibling deserves- supportive, and ready to fight anyone who points a finger at them. Manushi Chillar as Jasmeet has a short role, but every time she’s on screen, she lights it up with her presence. Apart from that the supporting cast including Yashpal Sharma, Sadiya Siddiqui, Alka Amin, Bhuwan Arora, Aasif Khan, Ashutosh Ujjwal, and Vedant Sinha do a great job as well!
Can you watch The Great Indian Family with your family?: Read the title again, love.
That’s all for The Great Indian Family’s review. It is now available in cinemas near you.
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