Starring: Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Anushka Sharma, Farhan Akhtar, Aamir Khan (voice), Ridhima Sud, Rahul Bose, Vikrant Massey, Zarina Wahab, Parmeet Sethi, Manoj Pahwa
Everybody has problems, no matter how rich or poor you are. The poor are worried about their job security, food, shelter and basic necessities. The rich, on the other hand, are worried about their weight, their impression in society and what people might think if they wore the same outfit a second time. Kamal (Kapoor) and Neelam Mehra (Shah) belong to an affluent family from New Delhi and are planning on celebrating their 30th anniversary. The plan is to take their guests and friends on an all expense paid, 10-day cruise in the Mediterranean. Their son Kabir (Singh), is being groomed to take over Kamal’s business and become the next-in-line but unfortunately, Kabir has other plans. Ayesha (Chopra), Kabirs elder sister, is extremely unhappy in her arranged marriage and is constantly facing pressure from her parents and in-laws to shut down her successful business and take care of the house. Kamal’s business is on the verge of becoming bankrupt unless he gets an investor and the only person who has the capacity to invest is Lalit Sood (Sethi). Kamal and Neelam decide to hatch a plot to bring Kabir close to Lalit’s daughter Noorie (Sud) on the cruise and strike a deal where they would let Kabir marry Noorie if Lalit agrees to invest. However, Noorie and Kabir both have different plans with regards to marriage, something they know both their parents would be against. With so many people having so many life problems come together for 10 days, pandemonium arises. The movie is a true representation of first-world problems that the rich and famous constantly face, something which lesser folk would point and laugh at. The movie does keep poking fun at the problems that the people on the cruise keep facing and is not overly dramatic or tear-jerking as one thinks it might be. Unlike typical Bollywood, which tries hard to emphasise on ‘hidden’ meanings and bringing the story to a full circle, this movie relies a lot on smaller information that keeps re-surfacing without any constant reminders of it’s previous links. It leaves a lot for the audience to assume and understand and gives a different vibe than your conventional movies. A good, fun and very pleasant movie to watch.
Thumbs up: Shefali Shah, Ranveer Singh and the overall style of the direction
Thumbs down: Unnecessary song sequences