Recently, Sara Ali Khan and Vicky Kaushal visited Indore for a promotional event related to the movie. A video circulating on social media captured Sara and Vicky relishing the local street food in Indore, much to the delight of their fans who surrounded them. Sara indulging in a mouth-watering Kul-had pizza, while Vicky savored an aloo twister from the local street vendors in Indore. The scene was a lively one, with numerous fans attempting to capture a picture of the stars. Sara looked radiant in a red traditional outfit, while Vicky appeared dashing in a blue shirt, white T-shirt, and denim pants. Their casual yet stylish appearance added to the excitement surrounding their film promotion and delighted their dedicated fan base.
Zara Hatke Zara Bachke is an easy-going family entertainer that won’t bore you. A few laughs here and there and some loud characters make it watchable, however the story needed way more depth and definitely a better screenplay would have helped.
Yoga teacher Kapil Dubey (Vicky Kaushal) and chemistry professor Saumya Chawla’s (Sara Ali Khan) love marriage hits a roadblock when their nosy uncle and aunt shift to Kapil’s family home. As they could smell egg in an anniversary cake and Punjabi flair in Soumya’s demeanour, the young couple starts looking for a space outside the mohalla. With a flat proving out of budget, they decide to apply for a government scheme but to fulfil its conditions, a corrupt official — ingeniously called Bhagwan Das (Inaamulhaq) — advises them to divorce each other. It spirals into a comedy of errors that might not be entirely logical and original, but captures the churn in urban families and society.
Sara and Vicky’s equation has the flavour of middle-class family dramas that once featured Amol Palekar and Zarina Wahab, and Farooque Sheikh and Deepti Naval. While Vicky is charming as the boy who believes in cutting corners to fuel the future, Sara is believable as the girl who wants more from her life. As the two inform each other’s behaviour, we see an interesting evolution of their bond over two hours. Perked by plausible writing, Vicky doesn’t mind exposing Kapil minus the charm and Sara shows there is more to Soumya than just chiffon and georgette saris.
The support cast is impressive. It is good to see Akash Khurana playing a middle-class father after being typecast as a political bigwig and business honcho, but the one who steals the show is Kanupriya Pandit as the conniving yet cute Deepa Mami, ever ready to bring in caste and social status in a family conversation. Not to forget good old Rakesh Bedi as the father-in-law who imparts crucial life lessons after a few pegs.
Yes, there are passages where the lead players overdo their organic and inorganic chemistry. Sara is improving with each outing but she needs to channelise her nervous energy in a way that doesn’t feel theatrical, particularly when you have a natural performer like Vicky or Dhanush (Atrangi Re) in the same frame.