Ishq Ki Googly: Short Film Review
Cast: Amol Parashar, Manu Rishi Chaddha.
Director: Neeraj Udhwani.
Genre: Dark Comedy.
Release Date: 8th February 2019.
A simple cab ride and the conversation between the driver and the rider takes an interesting turn when the seemingly innocent inquiry turns out to be planned. Two men, in love with the same woman, are in for a big surprise that leaves you in the conflict between whether to laugh or sympathize with their situation.
- Amol Parashar, is as always, a delight to watch. First, he charms the viewers with his account of his affair with an older woman, giving off the vibe of a laid-back guy, and then when he realizes that he had been betrayed, reveals the sappy, caring guy who is heartbroken. The transition is as brilliant as it is entertaining.
- Manu Chaddha matches Amol with his performance, giving off the perfect portrayal of a man on a mission- first being the friendly customer and ensuring the conversation to get the information he wants and then turning the cards with his revenge plan. The men have stolen the story with their performance.
- Co-produced by Terribly Tiny Talkies (TTT), it has the signature TTT touch of wit and brilliance. The twists in the story leave you reeling, along with the characters, in a humorous way.
- The concept is quite intriguing when you think about it. Very rarely have we seen, in our entertainment industry, men on the receiving end of adultery or cheating. And to represent it in a comical way without making it bland is a feat, which this film has attempted successfully.
- The peculiar, funny road signs work as an interesting subtext to the plot, clarifying the situation in a not so subtle way.
- The quirky, dramatic background music throughout the film perfectly matches the storyline, creating the appropriate ambiance.
- Not a thing.
An entertaining watch, with twists, that makes you feel a little guilty for laughing at the situation. A must watch.
- Neeraj Udhwani has worked with Terribly Tiny Talkies before on their short film Aamad, acting as a writer and director. He has also written ALTBalaji’s web series Home and is also the writer for Amazon Prime’s second season of Inside Edge.
- Both Amol Parashar and Manu Chaddha have established faces of the web industry. Amol Parashar could be seen in web series such as TVF’s Tripling, Viu’s It Happened In Hong Kong, ALTBalaji’s Home, and The Zoom Studios’ Ready 2 Mingle, among much other digital work. Manu, on the other hand, could be seen TVF’s Permanent Roommates, Amazon Prime’s Inside Edge and Mirzapur, and Zee5’s Babbar Ka Tabbar, among other works.
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