Do Aur Do Pyaar Review: Can Unusual Infidelity Brew Romance?

Making her directorial debut, Shirsha Guha Thakurta brings “Do Aur Do Pyaar” to the silver screen. The film, featuring Pratik Gandhi, Vidya Balan, Ileana D’Cruz, and Sendhil Ramamurthy, delves into the complexities of relationships. It revolves around two married individuals who drift apart emotionally and seek solace in extramarital affairs.

Runtime: 139 Minutes


Ani (Pratik Gandhi) and Kavya (Vidya Balan) have been married for 12 years. Their relationship is at its fag end with both having fallen out of love and both secretly pursuing relationships outside their marriage. While Ani is in a relationship with Nora (Ileana D’Cruz), an aspiring actress, Kavya finds a companion in Vikram (Sendhil Ramamurthy), a professional photographer. Are they willing to work on their sleeping love or find paths with their respective intimate partners is why you need to the watch the film.

Thoughts On Film:

Infidelity in Indian cinema often oscillates between exaggerated comedy and relentless despair. ‘Do Aur Do Pyaar’ seeks to strike a balance. The film’s progressive stance on marital infidelity is refreshing, yet elements of conservatism persist, evident in attempts to rationalize failed relationships or scenes addressing sensitive topics like abortion.

amidst sad circumstances, Kavya and Ani find moments of happiness, highlighting the natural chemistry, raw emotions, and subtle humor that alleviates tension. Beyond romantic love, the film also explores Kavya’s relationship with her father, adding depth to the story. However, as the plot unfolds, the lack of honest communication between Kavya and Ani leads to their relationships crumbling.

Why Watch?

At the core of ‘Do Aur Do Pyaar’ lies an exploration of intricate relationships, blurring the boundaries between love, duty, and societal norms. The film intricately navigates the personal and societal consequences of extramarital affairs, prompting viewers to empathize with the characters’ internal dilemmas. Moments of profound vulnerability, such as Kavya’s confrontation with her father, resonate deeply, enhancing the emotional depth of the story line.

The film emphasizes the importance of open discussions in resolving misunderstandings, portraying the consequences of choosing silence over honesty. With poignant dialogues and insightful reflections on love, life, and marriage, the movie captivates viewers by exposing vulnerabilities and portraying characters’ decisions with realism.

Positives: Story, Actor’s Performances

Cons: Second Half feels lagging, Needed Few Trimmings

Our Rating: 2.75/5


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