Release Date: 28 September, 2018
Starcast: Kulwinder Billa, Wamiqa Gabbi, Karamjit Anmol, Harby Sangha, Sardar Sohi, Hobby Dhaliwal, Anita Meet, Malkit Rouni, Nirmal Rishi, Rupinder Rupi, Tarshem Paul, Dilawar Sidhu, Gurpreet Bhangu, Parkash Gadu, Raj Dhaliwal, Akshita and Navdeep Kaler.
Produced by: Mohit Banwait, Mani Dhaliwal, Sumeet Singh
Directed By: Amrit Raj Chadha and Mohit Banwait
Storyline: Parahuna's story revolves around a man who is seeking a bride for himself but because he's an ardent Preeti Sapru fan, so wants a girl who looks like her. He ends up attending a series of ceremonies during the wedding celebrations of a friend of his. That's where he meets his perfect bride and what unfolds next is for you to see.
Review: Parahuna opens to a rural Punjabi household where a girl's relatives are trying to find a suitable groom for her and end up sitting at Gurjant's (Kulwinder Billa) home. Uninterested Janta runs away and on the way bumps into Lambardar (Karamjit Anmol) who is on his way to his brother in law's wedding. On reaching, one is introduced to quite many characters during the wedding saga but the prime focus falls on Patwari (Harby Sangha) and Mano (Wamiqa Gabbi).
The film gives you a deja vu of Manje Bistre, thanks to the same characters and similar locations. The dialogues remind you of Laavan Phere. Therefore, one can call Parahuna and amalgamation of the tried and tested hit formula of Manje Bistre and Laavan Phere.
The first half is an abrupt exchange of taunts and insults that could seem a little loud and dragged but the second half is relatively more enjoyable. The story is nice and decent and one relates to it.
In terms of performances, Kulwinder Billa has been kept a little subtle and major limelight has been given to Karamjit Anmol and Harby Sangha. But still, as a debut lead, Billa fits into his character convincingly well. On the other hand, Wamiqa didn't have much to do. While everyone else was speaking in the typicale regional accent, Wamiqa's dubbing was done in a much more urban way, which weakened her character, in terms of believability.
Actors like Sardar Sohi, Hobby Dhaliwal, Nirmal Rishi, Rupinder Rupi and rest did have screen time, but none of them really had anything substantial to do. Instead, Gurpreet Bhangu had a relatively better role.
In terms of direction, the film had a smooth flow with a lot of top shots and more, but was overall nicely done.
Parahuna's song were hummable and my favourites out of them all are Tich Button and Ramte Ramte. Even the others were melodic.
Talking about the dialogues, for the urban population, understanding certain words could be a little difficult, as it was for me but yes, the dialogues are giggle provoking.
Overall Verdict: Parahuna is a fun family movie which can be a source of entertainment for your weekend. A no brainer, this one's a watchable film.
Rating : 3/5 (***)