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Movie Review: All Is Well

August 21st, 2015 | by Manisha Surange
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Movie: All Is Well
Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Asin, Rishi Kapoor, Supriya Pathak
Writer: Sumit Arora, Niren Bhatt
Director: Umesh Shukla
Our rating: 3.5/5
Official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlyc0NxmRYs

The film takes off with Inder (Abhishek Bachchan) carrying out a singing performance in Bangkok and just as a flashback the audience is taken to his troubled childhood. As a young kid, Inder grew up with a lot of resentment all because of his parents having constant fights. Bhalla (Rishi Kapoor) is Inder’s father who is the owner of a bakery in Kasol. After Inder graduates, his father is looking forward to have his son join his bakery business but Inder is looking to start his professional life in music. Inder is not able to convince his father and leaves his house. He returns 10 years later when he receives a call that’s states him to take his share from the bakery ownership.

Although this is a ploy set by Cheema who has lent huge sum of money to Bhalla and is now looking to take over his house and bakery. While all this goes on, Inder comes to know that his mother Pammi (Supriya Pathak) is suffering from Alzheimer’s. To add more issues, there is also Inder’s girlfriend Nimmi (Asin) who is engaged with someone else but is still persuading Inder to change his mind and commit into a relationship with her. Nimmi is always seen hurrying with The Secret (book) which seems to be guiding the values of her life.

All of these characters take a roadtrip that is long and never ending. Ultimately, Inder overcomes his phobia of seeing relationships in a mess and wants to get his family together.

Umesh Shukla is attempting in making a modern day story of the mythological character Shravan Kumar but is not successful. With more than a few loopholes in this plot, Inder moves to Bangkok seems very illogical after watching at his family background.

Rishi Kapoor is able to shine through with his performance even though his character is not well written. Sadly the actor and his caliber is not well utilised in the film. Abhishek Bachchan in Shravan Kumar act is yet another average performance. Asin has her expressions going overboard even though the script didn’t demand for it. Supriya Pathak has a lack lustre role in this film, waste of her talent. Playing the Alzheimer’s stricken mother, she has hardly any dialogues and it is unfortunate for the film.

The movie’s soundtrack is created by Himesh Reshammiya, Amaal Mallik, Mithoon and Meet Bros. ‘Chaar shanivaar’, sung by Vishal Dadlani, Armaan Malik and rapper Badshah, is a popular number of the season. ‘Nachan farrate’, sung by Kanika Kapoor and featuring Sonakshi Sinha, is also liked by the listeners.

All Is Well features a new version of the 80s superhit song ‘Ae mere humsafar’, from the Aamir Khan-Juhi Chawla-starrer, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988). Amitabh Verma has written the additional lyrics for the song, rendered by Mithoon and Tulsi Kumar. The romantic ‘Baaton ko teri’, is composed by Himesh with singer Arijit is a new sensation.

All Is Well was meant to be an entertainer with a social message, but fails to show it constructively. The generation gaps are causing lot of problems in the relationships but All Is Well forgets to nail it.

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