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Kaveree Bamzai's Film Reviews
Socha Na Tha, which deals with the middle class shtick of arranged marriages and career confusion, is surprisingly hip. Its language, a mix of Hindi and English which does not sound like a Zee News bulletin, is contemporary and so are the characters, except the hard-drinking Christian father straight out of Bobby.
Despite a chorus which wells up every time there is a three-hankie moment, sun-kissed sarson da khet, colourful dupattas endlessly fluttering, a dementedly jovial Amitabh Bachchan and largely incomprehensible Punjabi dialogues, Khan strides across Aditya Chopra’s screenplay with assured ease.
Anil Mehta’s camera loves him and so does most of India.