Saas Bahu aur Sensex
Cast: Kirron Kher, Farouque Shaikh
Direction: Shona Urvashi
Celebrate. For once there’s a very caring mum who doesn’t actually offer her sulking daughter, a tub of gaajar halwa. But if your memory serves you right, there were heaps of laddoos and rosogollas around. They vanish in a flash. Must have been yum.
That’s Shona Urvashi’s Saas Bahu aur Sensex. Probably well-intentioned as a movie about women bonding, it just doesn’t have an original voice or sharp style to keep you engaged.<b1>
Besides, so much footage is spent on establishing the characters that you long to move out of the Navi Mumbai (or is it Pune?) housing society where these women gossip, host kitty parties and are ultra-curious about the new tenant (Kirron Kher, displaying a cool collection of saris). She has arrived with a tetchy daughter (Tanushree) who gets a job with a call centre, falls in love with a goatee but goatee loves a glam gal (Masumeh). Misery.
In between all this, somehow Kirronji connects with a stockbroker (again!) who’s portrayed by Farouque Shaikh as a babbling Parsi. Shaikh does it extremely well, and Kirronji is efficient. Tanushree, without dollops of make-up, is eminently likeable. Now if only these guys had been given another script. How about a medical thriller like Gas Lahoo aur Sex?