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Shuddh Desi Romance ( SDR ) Review

Sep 6 (): Shuddh Desi Romance SDR is the first Hindi film that looks at live-in relationships and pre-marital sex in the heartland of India. It is the journey of three restless young people who rubbish the society’s syllabus for finding love and decide to follow their heart.


3 / 5

Cast and crew:

Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Parineeti Chopra, Vaani Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor
Direction: Maneesh Sharma


Raghu Ram aka Raghu (Sushant Singh Rajput) is a certified tourist guide cum part time store salesman. He sometimes works for Tauji’s (Rishi Kapoor) agency that takes care of wedding preparations and even renders services of (fake) baraatis to any wedding party.

On his way to his wedding venue, Raghu meets Gayatri (Parineeti Chopra), who is an open minded, free willed, independent woman and lives life on her own terms. Her persona immediately attracts the already confused Raghu that give him guts to run away from his own wedding.

Raghu ditches his beautiful bride, Tara (debutant Vaani Kapoor) and comes to live-in with Gayatri in Jaipur. The two decide to get married. On the day of the wedding Gayatri runs out on him, and Raghu is left inconsolably confused. The rejected bride Tara is not out of the picture for good as yet. So watch out for some more drama and of course, romance as the story moves on.


Sushant Singh Rajput plays the confused, impulsive and irresponsible young man role between the two leading ladies of the film.

Parineeti Chopra is brilliant with a stellar and confident performance. She is perhaps the film’s foremost hilt who translates the zest of the concept.

Vaani Kapoor is a pleasant debutant though she is not a powerful actress. But, her good looks work in her favour for her.

Rishi Kapoor shows humour with grace. His flawless comic timing and soothing presence helps to heighten the fun quotient.

Maneesh Sharma makes a heartfelt attempt to make out several issues pertaining to intricate relationships.


Shuddh Desi Romance is a cinematic delight and should better be consumed with patience and an open mind.

Parineeti and Sushant have given depth to the modern day city romances with neatly done scenes and commendable portrayal of their respective roles. The lovers’ quarrel, lust, love, and confusion on hot topics like marriage and commitment are shown nicely here. Tauji’s character, which is sensible, funny, mature, and every bit entertaining, add more spice to the film.