Bollywood romances teach us how to fall in love but do they teach us how to fall out of love or forget our love?
This is what Meri Pyaari Bindu starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Parineeti Chopra will shed light on. The upcoming Yash Raj Films production brings the unlikely star of 2015’s Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Ayushmann Khurrana, together with Parineeti Chopra, who after the failure of Kill Dil, is looking for a strong comeback project.
In Meri Pyaari Bindu, Ayushmann Khurrana plays a Kolkata-based pulp writer Abhimanyu Roy whose romantic interest is Bindu (Parineeti Chopra), an aspiring singer.
The trailer gives a glimpse of old world charm. Khurrana and Chopra’s characters have recorded their memories in a cassette, and not in Snapchat videos. The cassette plays another crucial role later in the teaser as it is used as a metaphor of the complicated and entwined bond that the two lovers share.
There is also the good old typewriter. Khurrana types down his thoughts, not on his MacBook, but on his typewriter. In fact, the idea of Khurrana looking at Chopra’s quirks on a curtain-turned-screen and pouring out his feelings for her on paper is also a symbol of old school romance.
Besides these instruments that never get old, the background music also emits the warmth of the old world charm. Chopra’s voice spells magic with the song ‘Abhi Na Jao Chhod Kar’ from Vjay Anand’s 1961 film Hum Dono.
The song aptly expresses the transition in the mood of the trailer, from love to abandonment. The abandonment part explains why Khurrana’s book was titled ‘Chudail Ki Choli’, probably a vent to his lost love.
Not only Parineeti’s but also Khurrana’s voice is impressive in the trailer as he narrates his love for Bindu, played by Chopra.
Written by Suprotim Sengupta and directed by Akshay Roy, Meri Pyaari Bindu is produced by Fan and Band Baaja Baaraat director Maneesh Sharma and YRF head Aditya Chopra.
With music by Sachin-Jigar, Meri Pyaari Bindu promises to be an interesting take on Bollywood romances, if not anything else.
The film is scheduled to release on the 12th May 2017.