Title: Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain
Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain is a story which has rarely been captured in celluloid.
Yashwant (Sanjay Mishra) and Kiran (Ekavali) are a married couple for the last 24 years and living their middle class mundane life. How they try and rediscover the spark of love in their marriage is what the film describes.
Harish Vyas who marks his debut in direction with his first Hindi film had earlier directed the Punjabi hit ‘Proper Patola’, which swept the PTC Punjabi Film Awards. Harish’s Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain is just the love story that all of us have missed after watching numerous films on romance that were offered to us. Many of stand-up comedians, sit-coms, parodies, memes etc have based their theme on this particular line, however,
“No one ever shows the actual story after the girl meets the boy, and it’s all a good ending. What after that?”
AMKH moves ahead in time to highlight the parts where the girl and boy, now a man and his wife have been married for 24 long years. The roles have been played by Sanjay Mishra and Ekavali Khanna, and both the characters struggle to live by their duties as a couple. The relationship between the pair now seems more of a routine and an obligation, more than a loving, romantic bond. There is no love in the relationship, which eventually drifts them both, mentally and emotionally. Their daughter, played by Shivani Raghuvanshi, then vows to make things right.
After few dramas and breakdown when Ekavali (Kiran) decides to leave her house and husband, Sanjay (Yashwant) realises how he is still madly in love with his wife.
He realises how he has never appreciated her cooking, her appearance, and all the little things she does to make him happy. Throughout his life, he had an assumption that perhaps, his wife knew how he felt. He had forgotten to express and he came to the realization that at times, words are better than mere expressions.
The rest of the film is about Yashwant wooing his wife Kiran to bring her back into his life.
Sanjay Mishra has once again proved his craftsmanship. His dialogue delivery will make us feel that his character ‘Yashwant’ can be anyone, he resides in all of us.
He beautifully surrenders to his character. There are scenes where we can immediately connect to his character. There is a particular scene where Yashwant is asked to remove his scooter by a security guard while he attends his wealthier brother in law’s marriage anniversary party with his wife. One can feel the helplessness in his body language when he realises he doesn’t fit in the crowd, he is unwanted, his in-laws look down upon him as he is nothing but a middle-class man.
The other casts of the film- Ekavali, Shivani, and Anshuman play their respective roles with honesty and finesse. Brijendra Kalla (Batti) stands out with his impeccable comic timing. Pankaj Tripathi’s cameo also leaves an impression. It is his character which acts as a catalyst to Sanjay Mishra realising how he has never expressed in words but does love his wife unconditionally.
After watching the film, it can be said that the debut (Hindi) director Harish Vyas has lived the story and its characters. His hold in the film can be seen in each and every frame. The shots look brilliant, and Banaras is just as beautiful in the film. The film’s run-time could have been 10-15 minutes shorter. The climax was a bit stretched, but nevertheless, the film leaves a sweet impression overall.
Watch the film and know the relevance of the title, know ‘ki akhir angrezi mein kis chiss ko kya kehte hain’?
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