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The Great Weddings of Munnes review: Abhishek Banerjee is the unconventional hero who owns this laughter riot

The Sunil Subramani directorial also stars Barkha Singh in a major role.

3/5rating
  • Sunidhi Prajapat

Last Updated: 06.51 AM, Aug 04, 2022

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The Great Weddings of Munnes review: Abhishek Banerjee is the unconventional hero who owns this laughter riot
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Story:

The tale follows the life of an average-looking middle-class man who experiences no luck in finding the perfect woman to marry. However, when the opportunity comes knocking on his door, he gets hit by a series of misfortunes due to his bad horoscope.

Review:

The title of the show alludes to the protagonist's multiple marriages.The show begins with an antique-looking government office building, where Munnes works as the marriage registrar, which is quite ironic as he is not able to find a single bride for himself. However, coincidentally, he meets a beautiful girl named Mahi in his workplace due to a piece of paper.

He meets the girl and falls in love but ignores his feelings as he is sure that he can't get this beautiful person to be his wife as he has been rejected many times in the past.

His life completely changes when the same girl knocks at his door and asks him to marry her. However, his dreams get shattered again when a priest discloses some major issues with his horoscope and advises him to get married to another girl first and break it off in order to marry the love of his life.

The honest approach of the makers towards each of the characters in the show is commendable. Munnes, the protagonist of this story, is not your typical Bollywood hero, but rather a regular guy next door (literally). Abhishek nails the character of a simple-looking, decent man who works a 9-to-5 job and aspires to find an ideal life partner with the lowest expectations. His role connects with the majority of young men in our country, which makes The Great Weddings of Munnes relatable to the mass.

The female lead, portrayed by Barkha, is much more relatable to most young females, who choose to marry a responsible, well-behaved person rather than a macho man.

The show chronicles Munnes' journey to almost all of India in order to find a girl who can be convinced to marry him just for a day so that his curse breaks and he can get married to Mahi. The protagonist's family, who is truly supportive of him, goes along with him to each and every place to find him a bride for a day. Each of the supporting characters has their own quirks, which keeps the show entertaining.

In each episode, the protagonist finds a bride to marry for a day. Due to some major misfortunes, he never gets to marry even one.

Apart from the key characters, the show witnesses new faces in each episode, which keeps breaking the monotony of the series and makes it a delightful watch.

The Great Weddings of Munnes is packed with funny dialogue and brilliant comic timing from the characters. From an average wedding to getting married to a witch, the show explores multiple genres, including comedy, drama, and horror.

In the midst, the story might seem a little stretched out, but Sunil Subramani's great direction and especially his take on comedy in the show will keep making you laugh and amused.

Verdict:

They say that the 'first impression is the last impression.' So after watching the trailer, I went with zero expectations, believing that it might disappoint me rather than make me laugh. However, the Abhishek Banerjee-starrer turned out to be a laugh riot, establishing the actor as one of the most versatile performers capable of convincing you in any role.

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