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Ayushmann Khurrana Starrer Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui: Hinged on Social Issues Devolved into a Hollow Piece of Awareness

Ayushmann Khurrana as the central character stands out from the rest of the cast

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Khushant Runghe
Khushant Runghe
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INDIA: Manu aka Manvinder Munjal (Ayushmann Khurrana) a fitness freak not as the one today’s youngster claimed to be, owns a gym in Chandigarh due to his fervent interest in fitness. His business, like every other, has its ups and downs. Until he hires Maanvi Brar (Vaani Kapoor) as a Zumba instructor (or in Manu’s way ‘’Jhumba instructor’’). So according to Bollywood standards, soon love sparks between them. His plain fabric of blissful love life appears to be torn apart, as he is subjected to some secret revelation.

Abhishek Kapoor enters as a filmmaker; he has helmed films such as Kedarnath (2018), Kai Po Che! (2013), Fitoor (2016), and others, all of which garnered mixed reviews from critics as well as the audience. Kai Po Che! received positive reviews from critics, while Kedarnath performed well at the box office. So it’s fine to remark that his direction isn’t ideal for Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, but it works.

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A Technically sound movie with Ayushmann’s decent character portrayal

The technical features of the film are excellent. It doesn’t come across as cheap in any way. The film’s tone is kept as vibrant as possible, which is customary for this genre.

Characters that are well-written propels the predictable plot. Even though the majority of the plot is revealed in the trailers, the character development is done in such a way that the audience is held captive until the end of the film. The film also avoids becoming preachy at any time, instead of giving the audience a general picture of what it intends to impart.

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Ayushmann as the central character stands out from the rest of the cast. Ayushmann’s character Manu is the most decent person on the inside. After Maanvi’s secret is uncovered, he becomes enraged and disturbed, yet he never disrespects her. If one of manu’s (Ayushmann Khurrana) friends says anything negative about Maanvi, he not only scolds but also beats them.

What could have been improved?

Vaani Kapoor has such a significant role in the film, yet her acting falls flat from a character standpoint, and her portrayal at times weakens the plot.

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Since the plot of the film is so predictable, it’s easy to guess what situations the characters will confront and how the movie will conclude. It’s a major problem with most Bollywood films, and it’s made worse when trailers contain the majority of the spoilers. The secret of Maanvi could have been kept hidden in the trailer, which might have worked as a proper twist in the film.


Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui is technically elevated film with well-written characters. However, it has a predictable plot and monotonous character portrayal of Vaani Kapoor, which spoils the storyline.

Transcontinental Times ratings: 2.7/5

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