Movie Name : Shukranu
Director : Bishnu Dev Halder
Cast : Divyendu Sharma, Shweta Basu, Sheetal Thakur, Aakash Dabhade
Streaming on : ZEE5
Shukranu is a movie from emergency era in 70s. When people are sterilized forcefully for the name of population control. The time of emergency have a impact on many lifes and one of the major thing impacting lifes was forceful Sterilization. Bishnu Dev Halder’s movie Shukranu have a fun take on the same. It’s a sweet love triangle with a twist which shows the brutal side of forced sterilization.
The movie is all about Inder (Divyendu Sharma), a decent factory employee, who was sterilized before his wedding. Inder works in Delhi and fall in love with Akriti (Sheetal Thakur) but thinking it’s a one sided love he agreed to marry Reema( Shweta Basu Das), a girl choosen by his family.
Just two day before his marriage, when he was on his way to home for marriage, he was abducted and despite of him saying he is about to get married, was sterilized forcefully, just to increase the number of people sterilized. Inder wasn’t able to tell anyone about this and followed all the nuptials and got married.
But, with a thought of vasectomy, his marriage get off to an awkward start. Reema thought Inder is anxious and slowly everyone knows about this. After listening to a lot of lame advices, Inder’s brother in law took him doctor and his relationship with his wife elevates.
He came back to Delhi for his Job and got a news that Reema is pregnant. On the other hand, he got to know that Akriti also had feelings for him. Thinking about his vasectomy and his wife’s pregnancy, he decided that his wife is cheating on him and this flourishes his relationship with Akriti again.
With lots of ups and downs and comic drama, the movie continues and Inder got to know that his vasectomy was unsuccessful. He regret his decision of doubting Reema and being with Akriti again. The more visual drama, movie ends with Reema giving birth to baby girl and Akriti showing symptoms of being pregnant. The twist in the end can be molded into part 2 easily.
The movie have a very strong screenplay. The sets gives out a perfect 1970’s vibes. A very sensitive topic is portrayed with a perfect dose of entertainment. The situational comedy worked perfectly in the movie. At some moments you will get a perfect dose of laughter and on other moments movie showed many emotions likes love, anger etc. At some point movie do have slapstick comedy and its give you, a perfect share of laughter.
The costumes, sets and the performances by the star cast will take you back to 70’s and you will be glued to the movie throughout.
I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, it kept me glued throughout. Divyendu is always my favorite but other actors also did an amazing job. The movie is a sweet love triangle that touches the chord of social stigma faced due to forced vasectomy done for population control during emergency. The movie is a humorous take on the brutal issue of forced vasectomy during emergency in 1975. It’s a fun movie that tickle you and also manage to make you familiar with problems faced by common man due to democratic decisions. The best part of the movie is the movie keep up the humor level and didn’t compromise with the sensitivity of the topic. The movie shifts effortlessly between comedy, love and drama and the final scene is superbly written.
Don’t miss to watch Sukhranu on ZEE5, it’s a well-written story which tackles a sensitive subject in a humorous and much relatable way.