Anand Tiwari handles romance with proper care and maturity. Up-to-date conflicts involving cultural differences and the young adult desire for home ownership take center stage. The whole process of love-marriage-house takes place in reverse for them. Their life is not totally private as the person living on the first floor can cause more damage to the rickety apartment. Aditya Roy Kapoor as the devoted but controlling boyfriend. Love Per Square Foot is youthful, urbane and lovable.
What can viewers expect to see in this film genre? Lata Chaturvedi as Supriya Pathak Kapur. Mumbai measures housing dreams in square feet, and only its residents can understand the efforts of Sanjay Vicky Kaushal and Karina Angira Dhar to find a tiny apartment in the distant suburbs. Play Love Per Square Foot. We all know how they invest in one hair brained scheme after the other to manifest their dream. Then there is the slice-of-life honest writing and the craft of debut director Anand Tiwari. Through the course of this romantic comedy we see Sanjay Chaturvedi and Karina D'souza desperately seeking a house, but realizing the difference between 'ghar' and 'makaan'.
The film releases on Netflix today. Bhaskar Chaturvedi as Raghubir Yadav. Wish they had more screen time together. Sponsored Content Write a comment: All of the free movies found on this website are hosted on third-party servers that are freely available to watch online for all internet users. Given that his lone time in the bathroom while reading a newspaper gets disrupted by his mother, who has forgotten the phenyl inside, this desire is duly understood. Lucky for both, a local lottery is in play -- applicants who can come up with a down payment have a chance to win the right to buy a small but extremely desirable apartment in a new building. I wish Tiwari could have focussed more on them than stretching the exploiting boss angle.
The 133-minute film begins with promise, confidence, and a balance between dreams and the absurdity of their pursuit. Gattu Cameo with Special Thanks. Sanjay works as a software engineer at a bank, and is involved with his married boss, Rashi Alankrita Sahai. The momentum and potential that are built up in the early scenes gradually fade away. But rather than allowing the couple to gradually heat it up, Tiwari sends them tumbling towards each other very quickly, only to periodically yank them back to drag out the story. One also sees many popular digital faces like Gopal Dutt and Raviza Chauhan as part of the ensemble cast. Gajju Mama Love Per Sq Ft, is a feature film which deals with the very common predicaments that faces today's urban youth; finding a house and finding love.
The film has its heart in the right place and would have worked better had it been about twenty minutes shorter. Love Per Square Foot belongs to the supporting cast who make Mumbai the melting pot it is. Support our journalism by subscribing to Scroll+. It helps that the casting is spot-on, and the leads are convincing young dreamers. For years, they have individually nursed their little wish of having a permanent nameplate outside their house. They are sharp, fast-paced and tactical. But the fact the Sanju and Karina score on the house lottery, and they get the very same flat they romanced in, seems very unbelievable.
Some characters speak English, others speak Hindi, with subtitles. Raghubir Yadav, Ratna Pathak Shah, Supriya Pathak, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Gajraj Rao and Brijendra Kala display fantastic comic timing. It is refreshing to see Kaushal try a clean-cut role after his rather dark last outing in Raman Raghav 2. Lucky again, the two do meet, and though they're wary at first, they come up with a way to make their dreams come true: a marriage of convenience. Living in a tiny apartment with her single mom and being engaged to a man of substantial means, but not-so-substantial emotional prowess, is, at best, a compromise.
Kaushal is on his home turf, playing the son of a middle class sarkari mulazim. Comic sexual storylines make Love per Square Foot best for teens and up. Why is entertainment such a welcome and essential part of our experience? The light humour and fairy tale quality of the story keep the film from rattling off the rails. Characters drink alcoholic beverages in social settings. Kids still living at home, the near-impossibility of owning even the tiniest of spaces, and the compromises that may trap even the best of us set the stage for a fairy tale romance. The housing angle takes a back seat as Love Per Square Foot sallies forth into romcom territory. The two charismatic lead actors are charming in this bright, colorful romance with a story that goes down easily and has just enough rousing musical numbers to give it solid Bollywood credentials.
For fans of the colorful, spirited Bollywood style of Indian filmmaking, the movie won't disappoint. His railway announcer father Raghubir Yadav is on the verge of retirement, and his mother Supriya Pathak Kapoor is recommending marriage, unaware that her son is desperate to buy his own place so that he can try to persuade Rashi to leave her husband Arunoday Singh. The two also work in the same office — and what are the odds — she is the housing loan signing officer. We welcome your comments at. Vicky Kaushal and a terrific Angira Dhar Remember Bang Baaja Baaraat? This frame sums up what the film is all about — a longing for something better and bigger. The two are drawn together by their desire for a house, and as luck will have it, there is a scheme in place which offers low-cost housing for married couples only.