Plan A Plan B is a Netflix Hindi romantic comedy film starring Riteish Deshmukh, Tamannaah Bhatia, Poonam Dhillon and Kusha Kapila. Directed by Shashanka Ghosh, the story is by Rajat Arora. Music is composed by Bann Chakraborty-Saurabh Das, cinematography is by Jayakrishna Gummadi, and editing is by Shweta Venkat. The running time is 106 minutes. The film has English subtitles.
The synopsis reads: “When a serious matchmaker moves into an office with a cynical divorce attorney, their bitter conflict is complicated by a growing attraction.”
Netflix’s Plan A Plan B Movie Review Contains No Spoilers
In Shashanka Ghosh Plan A Plan B, we meet Nirali Vora (Tamannaah), a psychologist who works as a matchmaker. She helps people find an ideal match and get married. There’s Kaustubh Chogale/Kosty (Riteish), a divorce attorney who will go to great lengths to ensure married couples (his clients) get divorced. Nirali and Kaustabh’s professional world and beliefs are opposites.
When their world collides, there is conflict as well as romance. How will the two treat each other considering that one helps to find love and the other breaks the relationship?
Director Shashanka Ghosh and writer Rajat Arora have come up with an interesting and delightful idea for a romantic comedy between a divorce lawyer and a matchmaker. However, the idea seemed incredible on paper because the execution was weak.
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Even after 20 minutes, I wasn’t worried about Nirali or Kosty. To further their love-hate relationship, the creators had Nirali set up her office next to Kosty’s. However, everything that follows between the two is unconvincing and unfunny. His arguments and teasing/sarcastic comments had no effect.
the problem with Plan A Plan B on Netflix is that the characters have no appeal. As a viewer, I had no emotional connection to any of them. Even though their professions are established, we rarely see them working. Just like their petty fights seem unrealistic, their romance seems shallow. How can you make two people fall in love without having any buildup? There is no chemistry. He had no good reason to cheer for the couple on screen.
Tamannaah Bhatia and Riteish Deshmukh deliver a disappointing performance, mainly due to the weak script and bland characters. At times, it seemed that Tamannaah was simply reading the lines. Poonam Dhillon and Kusha Kapila add nothing to the story. The musical compositions of Bann Chakraborty and Saurabh Das are good. But the visuals and narration don’t let the clues shine.
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Plan A Review of Plan B: Final Thoughts
Overall, Netflix’s Hindi rom-com was lacking in both romance and comedy. The premise was promising, but the execution was lacking. It was a story of opposite attractions, but people in love here have no chemistry.
The movie is now streaming on Netflix.
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