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Review of the film Qarib Qarib Singlle

In one of the most charming romantic films in recent times, Qarib Qarib Singlle featuring Irrfan and Parvathy are in perfect sync! Kirat Raj Singh went to the preview, read his review below!

Join Jaya and Yogi on their journey to retrace past relationships that end up in the most eventful, strange and yet the most crazy trip of their lives... but don't worry... Saath Jeene Marne Wali Love Story Nahi Hai Inki .... ;)

I wasn’t too sure what to think. I had just watched the trailer of the upcoming film “Qarib Qarib Singlle” starring Irfan Khan and Parvathy on YouTube and for once, didn’t understand the how the story of this film would come together. So, it was with much anticipation that I attended the press screening of the film in central London on Thursday night. Here was my chance to watch the film in full and decide for myself how it ‘came together.’

Qarib Qarib Singlle (translated into Almost Single) is a story of Jaya and Yogi who meet on an online dating website, aptly named “Ab Tak”. Whilst Jaya is a widow reluctant to dating again, Yogi is a carefree and slightly eccentric man ready to mingle. The story is of these two chalk and cheese characters and their journey together, discovering themselves…and each other.

The whole film has an off-beat vibe, treading down the less travelled path. The characters are not young, they are not falling in love for the first time nor do they helplessly fall for each other at the first glance. It is very atypical Bollywood movie. And that is the best thing about it.

Irfan Khan and Parvathy are perfect in their roles. Irfan’s comical timing and one-liners had everyone laughing out loud plenty of times during the film. Parvathy helps audiences keep connected to her and her story with ease with her serenity. Tanuja Chandra shows her class as a director by showcasing this realistic story in a refreshing and intriguing way. Even the climax is not the run of the mill type that many have come to expect from Bollywood films.

A must watch – a true paisa vasool – I give the film 4 stars out of 5