Meenakshi Sundareshwar Review Filmmaker Karan Johar, on one hand, is making films on a grand scale for cinema. At the same time, his company Dharma Tik Entertainment Production is continuously creating content for the digital platform. Meenakshi Sundareshwar film is also one of them, which has been released on the digital platform Netflix. The story begins from Madurai where a boy is about to come to see Meenakshi (Sanya Malhotra). Engineer Sundareshwar (Abhimanyu Dasani) reaches Meenakshi’s house with his family.
Actually, this is not the family that Meenakshi’s family is waiting for. Due to the mistake of the marriage bureau, Sundareshwar’s family reaches Meenakshi’s house. However, even after this confusion, Meenakshi and Sundareshwar like each other. Sundareshwar is looking for job. He gets a job in an app developing company in Bangalore. His company does not give jobs to married people. In such a situation, Sundareshwar has to hide the matter of his marriage. Sundareshwar tells his problem to Meenakshi. She understands.
Both make every effort to handle the long distance relationship. Will their relationship deteriorate due to living in different cities, will they be able to handle their relationship. On this the story progresses. Meenakshi Sundareshwar is a simple film with no twists. In such a situation, the story becomes boring after a time. The duration of the film makes the story more cumbersome. While going through arranged marriage, long distance relationship, the film does reach the end, but that feeling is missing, which keeps the couple together.
The writers of the film Arsh Vora and Vivek Soni have not been able to explain the reason behind such understanding between two people in arranged marriage, even though they did not have the time constraints. He has definitely kept the feel of the film South Indian, but he did not tie the dialogues of the actors in that language, so the visuals look beautiful, but as soon as the characters speak their dialogues, it becomes difficult to adjust between them. The scenes of the newly wed couple spending leisure time for themselves in the joint family have turned out to be good.
In the absence of the husband, the wife feels bad for the in-laws for talking to a male friend or Meenakshi’s thinking of doing something big by working in a small company has been shown superficially. In such a situation, Vivek has raised many issues, but left them all incomplete in the middle. In arranged marriage, the scenes of the girl ticking the list made for her favorite partner have become fun. The scenes showing the love of Rajinikanth’s fans in the single screen theater on the release of his film look real.
Communication is like an oxygen to a relationship… Lack of communication leads to misunderstandings, it ends the relationship… Long distance relationships are difficult but special too… There are many such dialogues , which will keep the people living in long distance relationship. Sanya suits the character of a South Indian girl. While she depicts the pain of the new daughter-in-law waiting for her husband in the midst of a new family, she entertains as a fan of Rajinikanth.
Abhimanyu does a good job as a boy from a simple South Indian family. Rest of the cast are comfortable in their characters. The film also initially mentions the famous temple of Madurai, Meenakshi Sundareswarar, whose importance has also been told. The South Indian culture can be felt due to the cinematography of Debojit Ray and the hard work of the production designers. The scatter song is loud.
Movie : Meenakshi Sundareshwar
Main Cast: Sanya Malhotra, Abhimanyu Dasani
Director : Vivek Soni
Duration: 2 hours 21 minutes
Broadcast Platform: Netflix
Rating : two and a half