Dekho Sirphire Ashiq

A video which has gone viral on social media in which a Youth committed suicide live is actually a scene from the movie Happy Breakup with a good message. Directed and produced by first timer Kiran Rao, Wish You Happy Breakup is a film about today’s youth. The story in the film begins with a guy who wants to commit suicide because his girlfriend cheated on him. At the same time, he gets a call from his friend Naresh (Udai Kiran) who sends him a video.

Thereon, the story revolves around Naresh (Udai Kiran), an aspiring filmmaker, his break-up with his girlfriend Nithya (Swetaa Varma) and how he goes into depression and wants to commit suicide, but realises his mistake and comes out of it to lead a happy life.Made by a whole bunch of newcomers including artists and technicians, the film took around two years to make. The coming-of-age film has a message for youngsters but not in a preachy way. The first half is entertaining but the director couldn’t maintain the same tempo post-interval.

While the subject is good, when it comes to the narration, it couldn’t connect with the emotions. In the second half, most of the dialogues are from books and famous quotes. The film doesn’t have a strong story and runs from scene to scene, some of which are hilarious, while some will make you yawn.



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