Release Date: 24 May 2019
Starcast: Ammy Virk, Sonam Bajwa, Gurpreet Ghuggi, BN Sharma, Karamjit Anmol, Sarbjit Cheema, Drishti Grewal & Nirmal Rishi
Producer: Gunbir Singh Sidhu & Manmord Sidhu
Director: Simerjit Singh
Synopsis: Muklawa revolves around two brothers and their brides, who happen to be real sisters. While the elder daughter is sent to her in-laws' house, the younger one still has to wait for one full year before she is handed over to her husband. The eager husband indulges into all sorts of practices to first, see the face of his bride, and second, show her his. After both these strangers get acquainted, a new series of events leads to some unfortunate incidents which ultimately lands their wedlock in troubled waters. After all this what happens, in the end, is for you to watch in the theatres.
Review: When we saw the trailer, we expected the film to be a cute romance and we're happy that it matched upto our expectations. After the Nikka Zaildar series, we saw Ammy Virk and Sonam Bajwa together in Muklawa and both these actors complimented each other completely. Staying true to its title, Muklawa is entirely a wedding based film in the backdrop of the gone era of rural Punjab when brides and grooms were not allowed to see each other before marriage. Both the actresses, Drishti Grewal and Sonam Bajwa as sisters, were convincing and it was a pleasure to see Drishti in a role that brought out her acting skills more aptly. Sonam looks gorgeous and her acting as a rural Punjabi girl was also nicely done. The actress undoubtedly adds a lot of glamour to the frame.
Sarbjit Cheema and Ammy Virk are shown as real brothers in the film who get married to the sisters mentioned above. While Sarbjit manages to take home his bride, Ammy is asked to wait another year before he can take the Muklawa. An impatient Ammy is shown indulging in various mischiefs to see his bride and ultimately falls in trouble during one of his misconducts. The families get involved and the marriage runs into troubled waters. Ammy Virk has done his job very well and his effortless acting style and boy next door image is working big time for him. The man does have a long way to go.
Now this story isn't something that we have not seen or heard before but it was the director's vision that made it into a fun-filled family drama. The actors were made to do their bit with utmost perfection and at no point did we feel that anyone has overdone his part or as we see in most of the films, jhall khilereya hoya. It is very difficult to make veterans understand how much emotion is required as mostly they tend to overdo their act which becomes a turn off situation but Simerjit Singh has donned his director's hat very smartly and managed to deal with them well. The story flows smoothly and the excitement is full power till the interval but dips in the second half. The end again makes you go back home with a smile. The dialect has been given special attention which is a plus point of the film.
One character that won over us big time was that of Gurpreet Ghuggi. He did an amazing job and stood out from the crowd.
The music of the film is good and the background score keeps the light mood on most of the time.
Verdict: Muklawa is a cute meshwork of family drama which will win over you. A good watch this one should be on your watchlist this weekend.