In GEHRAIYAAN, two couples are intertwined in love. A yoga instructor from Mumbai, Deepika Padukone portrays Alisha. She’s developing a yoga app and needs funding. A warm and cuddly relationship with her father Vinod? (Naseeruddin Shah). She (Pavleen Gujral) committed suicide because Vinod’s family was forcibly relocated in Nashik.
Devastated at her mother’s death, With Alisha (Ali Faulkner) for six years, an advertising executive quits to write his book. Their lack of communication causes a rift in their relationship. Alisha’s cousin Tia (Ananya Panday) invites Karan and Alisha to her house in Alibaug In fact, Tia knows Alisha and Karan well enough to introduce them to Zain (Siddhant Chaturvedi).
When Alisha and Zain first meet, they develop affections for one other. entrepreneur Zain ran away from his violent father and defenseless mother at a young age to succeed in business. And he’s in the middle of a big, high-stakes project. Tia’s grandpa, Zain, also helps. They return to Mumbai after a great Alibaug weekend. Zain and Alisha talk in secret. To relieve his persistent back pain, Zain attends Alisha’s yoga session regularly. In this scenario, they’re both growing closer.
Tia is going to the US to deal with some family legal issues, therefore Alibaug will soon be Karan’s new home. Due to this opportunity, Alisha and Zain began dating. Zain also helps Alisha fundraise using an app. Karan returns to Mumbai after a few days. The information that a publishing house had rejected his book was revealed to Alisha. She also found it difficult to communicate with him and tolerate his absence.
They separated up because of this. Then, six months later, Zain breaks up with Tia. He is told by his business partner Jitesh (Rajat Kapoor) that he and Tia would be in serious time, legal, and financial danger once the banker who approved their bad loan is imprisoned for his actions. Informed that Alisha is expecting his child, Zain is already in shock. What happens next is the rest of the film.
Intense and rare in our movie, Shakun Batra and Ayesha Devitre Dhillon’s story explores contemporary relationships. Ayesha Devitre Dhillon, Sumit Roy, and Shakun Batra’s writing is packed of unique scenarios. But the topic is limited. Although the first hour is obvious, the film’s narrative structure may take some getting accustomed to. This is a chat between Yash Sahai and Ayesha Devitre Dhillon. It’s as though the performer spoke every word. There aren’t many jokes, thus there’s not much area for joking around. In spite of this, the film is full with intriguing stuff.
Shakun Batra’s filmmaking approach is more mainstream worldwide. For the first time, the filmmaker is not just dealing with interpersonal difficulties. Out of the film, he contributes much by discussing infidelity in partnerships.
However, the first few chapters are difficult to understand. Many details regarding the characters’ connections with one other and their parents are portrayed early in the film. As a result of the film’s specialist subject matter, many viewers will not be able to relate.
GHRAIYAAN had a rocky start. The progression of Zain and Alisha’s relationship is clean and natural. Trotz des adversities, their condition is not unusual. The narrative takes a turn when Alisha becomes pregnant and Zain has financial problems. Zain and Tia’s parking lot battle is one of the second-half highlights. The closing 30 minutes of the movie are stunning. By the end, viewers will be amazed.
Deepika Padukone had the greatest screen time in this film, giving one of her finest performances. Deepika’s talent is required to perform this assignment properly. This film’s last hour is filled with her gaze and little words. Siddhant Chaturvedi excels in a character as intriguing as his. The movie’s second half has a lot more of his personality and music than the trailer shows off.
Ananya Panday’s performance is outstanding when she meets Siddhant Chaturvedi and tells Deepika the truth about Alibaug. Dhairya Karwo is a strong performer in limited chances. Naseeruddin Shah is trustworthy as usual. Rajat Kapoor shines in a vital role. As are Kamal Adib, Mohini Kewalramani, and Shereena Master.
Afro-Cuban music by Oaff and Savera fits the film well. The most memorable is “Doobey.” The album’s title track and “Gehraiyaan (Reprise)” stand out. “Beqaaboo” is silent. The Oaff and Savera music wonderfully matches the film’s theme and global-cinema vibe.
Kaushal Shah’s cinematography is superb, especially in close-up circumstances. T P Abid’s production design is complete. the characters’ rich and urbane manner, styled by Anaita Shroff Adajania Nitesh Bhatia’s editing is smooth, neither quick nor sluggish. Regarding the romantic scenes, Dar Gai’s personal directing and Ayush Ahuja’s sound design deserve recognition.
It’s an adult love tale, but only for a select few. The film’s outstanding performances and spectacular ending make it worth seeing anyway.