‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ deserves a cheer for putting forward an India that isn't hell-bent upon conservatism. It's another fine entry in director Maneesh Sharma's resume, following the splendid "Band Baaja Baraat" and "Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl." Jaideep Sahni's script is sharp and the whole cast is splendid. The film plays with romantic comedy genre elements in an interesting way, but first and foremost is concerned with being romantic and being funny, and succeeds nearly perfectly on both counts. The best part about "Shuddh Desi Romance" is that it's not reinventing the wheel. It's merely a testament to how much fun a romantic comedy can be by simply hitting all the right notes and letting the characters drive the story rather than perceived obligation to genre fidelity. "Shuddh Desi Romance" is an immensely satisfying night at the movies, and, until further notice, the year's standard bearer for romantic comedy. A must watch!

Shuddh Desi Romance
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