Shaadisthan movie review: Kirti Kulhari is fiercely fabulous is this road trip that smashes patriarchal fences

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By team-bollywoodlife@corp.india.com (BollywoodLife)

3.5 Star Rating

Movie: Shaadisthan

Shaadisthan Cast: Kirti Kulhari, Nivedita Bhattacharya, Medha Shankar, Rajan Modi, Apurva Dogra, Ajay Jayanthi, Shenpenn Khymsar

The Family Man 2 Director: Raj Singh Chaudhary.

Where to Watch: Disney+ Hotstar

Right from 1956’s Chori Chori and its remake Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (both were actually remakes of Hollywood’s 1935 classic, It Happened One Night) to Dil Chahta hai, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Karwaan, Qarib Qarib Singlle, Piku, Bombay to Goa, NH10 and Highway, Bollywood has intermittently come up with some excellent road-trip movies. The one thing common in all besides the beautiful camaraderie the characters develop in them is the self-discovery achieved albeit across through different paths and with diverse profound messages lying in wait. And now, out of nowhere, Kirti Kulhari’s Shaadisthan on Disney+ Hotstar, directed by Raj Singh Chaudhary of Gulaal fame, slots itself nicely among them with a road trip that beautifully breaks through patriarchal shackles.

So, are you excited about what to watch this weekend or what to watch this week and wondering whether Shaadisthan is worth your time? Scroll down for my full Shaadisthan review…

What’s it about

A touring rock group, led by vocalist Sasha (Kirti Kulhari), picks up an orthodox family of three, Sanjay (Rajan Modi), Kamla (Nivedita Bhattacharya) and their daughter, Arshi (Medha Shankar), en route to Ajmer, Rajasthan, on the request of a common friend who’s younger brother is supposed to get engaged to a barely 18-year-old Arshi, against her wishes.

Watch the Shaadisthan trailer below:

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Shhadisthan gets its nuances just right be it the vibe of a travelling rock group, the judgmental eyes of a patriarchal society, the subtle symbolisms of gender divide within a …read more

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