Paranthe Wali Gali Movie Review- Not Mouth Watering Enough

Ankit Pandey

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On January 18, 2014
Last modified:July 18, 2017


Paranthe Wali Gali is a new concept but lacks the spice to live up to expectations. Performances from the actors also turn you down big time.

This Friday there are is no big star casted movie for release. Among the two releases which are making to multiplexes this weekend one is Paranthe Wali Gali. Casting Anuj Saxena and Neha Pawar in the lead roles director Sachin Gupta try to frame two individuals with a common lace and that is Delhi’s Paranthe Wali Gali.

The Storyline

This film is about two people a struggling theatre artist Maulik (played by Anuj Saxena) who is finding it hard to make it to the Delhi drama fraternity. On the other side there is Naina Kaur (played by Neha) who is a typical loud Punjabi kudi. She owns a catering business and one day dreams to have her own shop in the famous parantha destination of old Delhi. Initiating with a light note, this flick is all about these two guys having their dreams that are far apart but one thing brings them together. It is the craze for the delicious paranthae of the Paranthe Wali Gali.

The Performances48272791-4a47-420c-be82-b55d8ea45291MediumRes

Speaking of performances, Anuj Saxena who is making a comeback after Aloo Chart has not done even an act that you can appreciate. His USP in the movie is the only way he carried his smile. Neha playing Naina has tried to impress audience and to an extent being successful. However there are points where you will feel as if she is mimicking Anushka Sharma.

The story and concept of the movie is new and Sachin Gupta who has more than 10 years of experience in theater has interestingly tried to bring routine circumstances in a different manner. Delhi’s famous sites like Dariba Kalan, Kinari Bazaar, Khari Bawri and Chandni Chowk are used appreciably to give a light hearted experience. Sachin has kept the screenplay and dialogues as original as possible.

The glitch is on the part of the story execution. The story has a new perspective for dreams and zeal to live life and strike it back harder when you are down but the pace of story progression is too slow. You will also feel the lack of flow in the story. Maulik the male protagonist of the movie has not portrayed the same zeal which a striving theatre actor will do. Neha Pawar if plays herself is much better than trying to be an animated character.

Story falls out of place after interval and the climax is also not in match with the initial plot build up in the movie.

The Verdict

Love for paranthe is not the reason enough to make you watch Paranthe Wali Gali. Sachin Gupta’s efforts are genuine but there is lack of some pickle to add taste to his parantha.

Paranthe Wali Gali is a new concept but lacks the spice to live up to expectations. Performances from the actors also turn you down big time.