Girlfriend Chor Review: This MX Player Mini-Series Makes You Smile
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Girlfriend Chor Review: This MX Player Mini-Series Makes You Smile

Girlfriend Chor Review: With competent performances and a fun plot, this is a cool watch

  • Movie Name Girlfriend Chor
  • Director Girish Jotwani
  • Actor Sishir Mishra, Sonali Sachdev, Mayur More, Diksha Juneja
  • Rating
  • Rating 3.5/5 Stars

Rating:*** 1/2 (three and a half stars)

When it’s not  busy being over-cute  this 5-episode  series about a \young lovelorn  but loveless  chap finding his  romantic bearings with  some help from his  ‘cool’ Dad, is  reasonably enjoyable, provided you aren’t looking for any  depth or dimensions in your confined entertainment.

It also helps that there are  some  competent actors playing  the  senior roles. The underrated Sishir Mishra who is always a pleasure to watch here plays the  ‘cool’ Dad  without trying to  act  cool. There is a pleasant naturalness, a healthy curiosity,  to the patriarch’s concern about his son’s love life .Why does the boy Akaash always fall for a  girl whose attention are elsewhere? Does he  suffer from the Devdas  syndrome?

No one actually mentions Devdas. This is not the place for any literary allusions. In one of the early episodes, Dad and Mom (Sonali Sachdev) attend a youngsters’ party to try and hook up their son. It’s a hilarious situation freed  of the generation-related exaggerations that could have ruined the balance of the sequence.

This party sequence is my favourite moment in a series that contains an abundance of awkward courtship, not all of it has to do with the demands of the scenes. Some of the more gauche moments between Akaash (MayurMore)  and Ritu (Diksha Juneja) have to with the inexperience  of the actors rather than the characters  they play.

The plot spreads itself out into a bearable 5 episodes, at the end of which Akaash has gravitated away from the girl who has walked away with a more trendy (and wealthy) dude close to the girl nextdoor who wears spectacles just in case you miss the point of her wholesomeness.

Nice Jughead, Betty, Veronica, Reggie kind of quadrangle here. And it’s nice to see the rich spoilt boy not being demonized. Do stick around  till the last  episode  where there is  an unexpected surprise in the  form of Ashish Vidyarthi with whom Akaash’s Mom and Dad have some unfinished business.

The writing is light to the touch and  the direction is airy, bouncy. But a second season? There  is a hint of it at the end of  the first season.Thanks, but no thanks.

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