Directed by: Akshay Roy
Produced by: Aditya Chopra and
Written by: Suprotim Sengupta
Starring: Ayushmann Khurrana and
Cinematography: Tushar Kanti Ray
Edited by: Shweta Venkat Mathew
Production company: Yash
Distributed by: Yash Raj Films
Release date: 12 May 2017
Story line: Fed up with the lack
of critical appreciation despite being a successful writer, Abhimanyu Roy
(Ayushmann Khurrana) returns to his roots in Kolkata to write more meaningful
literature and decides on an old-fashioned love story - which was now, 3 years
in the making.
This writers block is
called Bindu (Parineeti Chopra). How do you contain this unpredictable, crazy,
restless, larger than life, live wire in the pages of a book?
As Abhi says ''You
know when a song comes on and you just have to dance? Bindu was that song. That
silly infectious joyful tune you couldn't get out of your head - even if you
wanted to." So where should he begin? Where should he end? But when Abhi
stumbles across an old audio cassette of their favorite playlist, it sends Abhi
down memory lane - and as he waltzes in and out of his past and present through
the songs in the mixed tape, he finally faces reality and reconnects with his roots,
with his family and his novel starts writing itself.
Of course, life in its
usual scheming manner surprises him yet again and changes the ending of his
book and his life, as he once again finds himself being pulled back into the
center of that crazy little thing called love.
He realizes, that
love, is neither time- nor place-dependent. - All we need is the right person
next to us and of course the right soundtrack.
Know more about the captain of the Ship, the
director: Akshay joined
St.Stephens College, Delhi where he studied English Honours. It was here that
he got fully drawn into theatre in the college's Shakespeare Society and
performed in and directed various plays like The Merchant of Venice, The
Tempest, The Glass Menagerie and In Camera among others.
Post St.Stephens, Akshay joined the Mass Communication Research
Centre (MCRC), Jamia for a 2 year MA in Mass Communication course, where he
Coming to Mumbai after that, he worked as an Assistant Director
with Farhan Akhtar on 'Lakshya', Mira Nair on 'The Namesake' and 'Vanity Fair',
Deepa Mehta on 'Water', Paul Greengrass on 'The Bourne Supremacy' and John Hay
on a BBC film.
He has directed several short films including 'A Shoe Story',
'All is Well', 'The Last Dance' and 'The Finish Line' that have showcased in
various International Film Festivals (the Montreal World Film Festival, the
Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, the Indo American Arts Council Festival in
New York, the Independent South Asian Film Festival in Seattle, the Bollywood
and Beyond festival in Stuttgart and the Kerala, Mumbai and Pune International
Film Festivals. His short films have also won various awards including the Best
Film at the Orion Film Festival, the 0110 British Council Film Festival and the
French Embassy awards.
In 2011, he won a National Award for his short film 'The Finish
Akshay's short foray into advertising, directing the Dove 'Inner
Radiance' film for Ogilvy, won him a silver at the Hero Awards.
My Gut Feel and comments:
Memory is more than a dustbin of time, stuffed
with yesterday's trash. Rather, memory is a glorious grab bag of the past from
which one can at leisure pluck bittersweet experiences of times gone by and
Above seems true in the case of the story line of Meri Pyaari
Bindu where Ayushmann Khurrana relive the memories of his time spend with
Parineeti Chopra. Star cast is interesting, the story line is good and
narration seems impressive in the case of Meri Pyaari Bindu. On top of it,
although this is the directorial debut of Akshay Roy as far as full length
commercial cinema is concerned, however ,he seems to put his best foot forward
and came up with light hearted sweet love story of today’s time.
Parineeti is coming on screen after a long time since she did
Kill Dil in 2014. She seems to be all guns blazing and looking stunning. Ayushmann
Khurrana is a natural actor and seems have done justice to the role.
Going with my gut
feeling I am giving Meri Pyaari Bindu, 3 stars out of 5, two days before the release.