Phillauri; A Story That let’s Down A Smiling Sweet Ghost

By | March 25, 2017

Kanan (Suraj Sharma) being a Manglik is advised to marry a tree before his real marriage to his childhood sweetheart Anu (Mehreen Pirzada). On that tree lives a ghost, and marriage happens between a boy and a girl. Kanan is married to the sweet ghost, Shashi ( Anushka Sharma). The tree is cut before it is realised that Sashi is now bound with Kanan. The Ghost can only return when Kanan dies, or they must find a way out.

This can be your expression after the movie- Trapped

This can be your expression after the movie- Trapped

Suraj Sharma (Kannan ) is the student returning from Canada to marry the childhood sweetheart ( Anu- Mehreen Pirzada). His confused tightened eyebrow looks after some time become pointer in a newspaper. They lose their charm. Nevertheless, he leaves you with a promise of future.

The idea is new that the producer director team has failed to exploit. Weaving two love stories from periods separated by century was never going to be easy. The viewer remains confused between enjoying the humour in the current situation or feeling emotionally drained with the incomplete stereotyped film romance of the past. To live this uncertainty in an obviously dragged end of a film that was going no-where is not a pleasant experience.

Diljit Dosanjh in the first part of his role looks brilliant and uses his looks to advantage. Anushka Shrama (Sashi- the sweet ghost) delivers in the role of the Ghost and the focus of love of Diljit.

This unfinished century-old love story of Anushka and Diljit is given enough opportunities to fly. However, it remains grounded to a crippled polarised film emotion. It does have some brilliant moments as does the current era love triangle created between the two lovers kanan and Anu- with the sweet Ghost Shashi.

Overall, PHILLAURI the film fails to deliver, PHILLAURI the actors do.
It is confused and a sheer lazy pace that is slower than molten lava on a flat mud table.

STARS: Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma and Mehreen Pirzada
 Anshai Lal WRITER- Anvita Dutt