An out-of-the-box idea? Check. Unsolicited controversy? Check. Remake of a South Indian film? Check. Satisfactory performances by the actors? Check. Abhishek Pathak’s Ujda Chaman has, approximately, everything to make it a fun and entertaining watch. But despite that, the film drastically fails at being one. Starring Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety actor Sunny Singh, the film promised to be a quirky take on the problem of premature balding, which it is, but that’s it. It touches upon the problem, makes predictable intermittent jokes and without delving deep into the plot, makes the audience leave the theatre disappointed.
Ujda Chaman is the story of a typical West Delhi Punjabi family, who are looking for a girl for their elder son Chaman (played by Sunny Singh). Chaman is a Hindi lecturer at Delhi University who has been trying to get married for the past five years. But because of his receding hairline, he is unable to find a suitable bride. A family guruji’s prediction about his wedding just adds fuel to the desperation of the Kohli family to get Chaman married before he turns 31. He tries all tactics to entice women, but nothing helps. From thinking about hair transplant to opting for a wig, the 30-something “takla master” leaves no stone unturned to look his age and get married. He is so desperate to get a girl that he ends up becoming the victim of a first-year girl who uses him to pass college examinations.