Meri Pyaari Bindu is an upcoming Indian Hindi romantic comedy film, written by Suprotim Sengupta and directed by Akshay Roy. It features Ayushmann Khurrana and Parineeti Chopra in the lead roles.
The principal photography of the film began in Kolkata in May 2016 and was wrapped in October 2016. The film is scheduled for a worldwide release on 12 May 2017.
Synopsis: Fed up with the lack of critical appreciation despite being a successful writer, Abhimanyu Roy (Ayushmann Khurrana) returns to his roots in Kolkata to write more meaningful literature and decides on an old-fashioned love story - which was now, 3 years in the making. This writer's block is called Bindu (Parineeti Chopra). How do you contain this unpredictable, crazy, restless, larger than life, live wire in the pages of a book? As Abhi says ''You know when a song comes on and you just have to dance? Bindu was that song. That silly infectious joyful tune you couldn't get out of your head - even if you wanted to." So where should he begin? Where should he end? But when Abhi stumbles across an old audio cassette of their favorite playlist, it sends Abhi down memory lane - and as he waltzes in and out of his past and present through the songs in the mixed tape, he finally faces reality and reconnects with his roots, with his family and his novel starts writing itself. Of course, life in its usual scheming manner surprises him yet again and changes the ending of his book and his life, as he once again finds himself being pulled back into the center of that crazy little thing called love. He realizes, that love, is neither time- nor place-dependent. - All we need is the right person next to us and of course the right soundtrack.
Film Meri Pyaari Bindu is worthy to watch once due to its entertainment quotients. !!
May 12 th, 2017
When the promos of YRF movie Meri Pyaari Bindu were released, it gave the impression that the movie was more of a musical tribute to the Golden Era of Hindi film music than an actual love story. Recall the sacrificial, altruistic love shown in the movies from the Raj Kapoor era where the best friend of the heroine loved her but she only cherished his friendship? Meri Pyaari Bindu is a nostalgic tribute to the time and attempts a similar love story.
Filmmaker Maneesh Sharma gamble his money on nostalgia and Khuranna two years ago with Dum Laga Ke Haisha. Now, director Akshay Roy has endeavored the same, using Khurrana and Parineeti Chopra’s screen presence. Maneesh has produced both the movies.
Meri Pyaari Bindu is like the well-known cup of extra-milky tea with two spoons of sugar on a rainy Calcutta evening. Parineeti Chopra's Bindu is bubbly and cute but stays on the surface. Ayushmann Khurrana's Abhi gets more to play with. But will their romance make us nostalgic.
Film Meri Pyaari Bindu is about Abhimanyu Roy alias Bubla (Ayushmann Khurrana), a corporate drone-turned-pulp fiction writer, who has been in love with Bindu (Parineeti Chopra) ever since he saw her as a kid. The two grow up together and share a lot of bitter-sweet memories, but when Bubla finally pops the question of wedding, Bindu breaks his heart because she wants to 'find herself' before committing to a marriage. Pointless to say, Abhimanyu is heart-broken and how he deals with this, forms the rest of the plot.
Ayushmann is quite warm and relevant as Bubla, the 'boy next door', who loves Bindu with his heart and soul. Ayushmann gets a lot to play with as regards his role and the man has done full justice to his character. Parineeti has got quite a peculiar and bubbly character. It’s a delight to watch Parineeti Chopra, especially because she has a lot more to do. Her character has quirks and flaws and lows and highs and she’s more realistic. The rest of the cast, comprising Abhimanyu's family members, his roommates and their common friends and relatives have done a great job and managed to elevate the humour quotient of the movie.
While the film stumbles in a lot of places, it works decently on one count: as a romantic comedy aimed to hit that sweet spot between your lungs, every once in a while. Chopra and Khurrana make for an electric couple; their real-life love for Bollywood music comes through. They’re silly and adorable together.
But, as for the movie, though the first half is quite light-hearted and fun, the plot is quite fantastical and dreamlike. As, Abhi and Bindu are seen grooving to songs from black and white movies during their childhood in the early 80s. Furthermore, the plot seems to be a blend of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and the forthcoming Half Girlfriend. It has nothing new to offer and the sight of Abhimanyu mooning over Bindu throughout the duration of the movie. The Kolkata vibe has been captured memorably by the director and some of the scenes are quite touching, but such scenes are few and far between.
Overall, Meri Pyaari Bindu is worthy to watch once due to its entertainment quotients.