Call it ill-timing or twist of fate. One can?t help but keep rewinding to HONEYMOON TRAVELS PRIVATE LTD? which released on February 23, as one sits through Meghna Gulzar?s JUST MARRIED. If the premise of the plot is about a honeymoon for a couple (Fardeen Khan and Esha Deol) who have had an arranged marriage, the four other couples thrown in to spice up the script gives one a feeling of d?j? vu! Then, there?s also the bus and scenes in it which is reminiscent of HONEYMOON?It can?t be that the two directors exchanged notes while making the movies!!
Having said that, Meghana?s second offering after FILHAAL falls short of the mark. Fardeen Khan and Esha Deol as the couple who are off on their honeymoon having married after meeting just once display all the awkwardness a couple go through when in an arranged marriage. And in the process, the director brings into focus marriage and its various interpretations through the lives of the other couples.
There?s Satish Shah and Kirron Kher who have been married for 40 years. The couple is always at loggerheads. But scratch the surface and you?ll see that they are devoted to each other. The last scene where Satish refuses to leave the bus as it hangs off the cliff with his wife paralyzed in fear highlights their love. Satish and Kirron give out a standout performance with their sometimes-silly banter and otherwise annoying expressions at each other.