Movie Review: Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui



Manvinder Munjal aka Manu (Ayushmann Khurrana) is a fitness freak. The owner of the gym. Bodybuilder, preparing for a local championship. One sweats day and night to make dole-sholay. Focused on the goal. However, there is a slight loss in the gym business. Not many people are coming. But only then times change, circumstances change, emotions change. Maanvi Brar (Vaani Kapoor) enters. She comes to the gym as a Zumba instructor. Here the crowd grows in the gym, on the other hand, butterflies start flying in the hearts of Manu and Manvi. But there is much more to human life than her beauty. This is the essence of the story and also the new twist of the story.


We have seen so many true love stories on screen. These love stories often have similar things. Boy and girl meet. There is some romance. First there is resentment. Then there are fights. Patchups happen and breakups happen. Story over. But something is different here. Boy and girl meet. But the girl has a past, which is the biggest problem for the boy i.e. Manu. Manu is a matcho man. Manvi is a bold and fearless character in Simran Sahni’s story, who ‘revenge’ her life with all her courage. She has now become who she wants to be. She feels proud and independent about this new identity. It is also a story of courage to accept one’s own ‘reality’. But will the society and his family accept his ‘choice’? Will it no longer be ‘normal’ in its normal world.

Director Abhishek Kapoor gets to the point in the film more than just showing the romance dancing around the bushes and trees. After introducing the audience to Manu, his friends and family, the director sahib takes us straight to the world of Maanvi. Slowly and very softly, he also reveals the past of Maanvi. As he prepares us for the ‘truth’ of Maanvi, he also makes Manu feel the thought, his shock, his disbelief and the fear that prevents him from knowing more about the girl, whom he loves very much. But when that moment comes, Manu also manages and manages everything in that moment. There is not much drama in this.

Movie Review: Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui

Ayushmann Khurrana has once again done the work of living his character on screen. His transformation for the role and his hard work is reflected in it. He has thoroughly enjoyed the character of Manu. Ayushmann’s moves in the role of a Chandigarh boy wins hearts. Vaani Kapoor has maintained a flow in her character from beginning to end. On many occasions, she prevails over all the other characters. The chemistry of Vaani and Ayushmann is also great.

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Gaurav and Gautam Sharma have won hearts as Manu’s twin brothers. Anjaan Srivastava, Kanwaljit Singh, Tanya Abrol and Girish Dhameja, who became Manu’s grandfather, have brought laurels to the supporting characters

The production design of Bindiya Chhabria is vibrant. Manoj Lobo has done a beautiful job as a cinematographer. Chandan Arora’s editing is tight. Music by Sachin-Jigar and lyrics penned by Priya Saraiya, Vayu, IP Singh are lovely to hear and go along with the story. However, there is a Holi song at the beginning of the film, which suddenly pops up on screen.


In this post-Corona epidemic era where we are all living a ‘New Normal’, today there is also a need to discuss what is ‘Normal’ in the true sense. Have we ourselves made many rules and regulations regarding normal life i.e. normal life? If not to break the shackles of conservatism, then at least the time has come to shake, we have to work on it by stepping out of our own comfort zone. ‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’ shakes you. Entertains you as well as compels you. That you think about what it is to be ‘normal’.