Review : All Is Well ( Abhishek Bachchan, Asin)
Release date : Aug 21st, 2015
bollywood3.com Rating : 2/5
Director : Umesh Shukla
Producer : Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar
Music Director : Himesh Reshammiya, Amaal Mallik
Starring : Abhishek Bachchan, Asin
After getting delayed for a number of times over the years, Abhishek Bachchan, Asin and Rishi Kapoor starrer ‘All Is Well’ finally manages to hit the theatres. Let’s see whether this Umesh Shukla directorial film strikes a cord with the audience or not?
The film takes off with Inder (Abhishek Bachchan) performing a musical concert in Bangkok, where the song shows his flashback troubled childhood. As a child, Inder has grown up with a lot of bitterness having constant fights with his parents. Bhalla (Rishi Kapoor) is Inder’s father who runs a bakery in Kasol.
After Inder graduates, his dad expects him to join his bakery business but Inder is interested in music. Not being able to convince his dad, Inder leaves his house and returns 10 years later when he receives a call stating him to collect his share from the bakery ownership.
This is a trap set by Cheema (Mohammad Zeeshan Ayub Khan), who has lent huge sum of money to Bhalla and is now wanting to take over his house and bakery. In the meanwhile, Inder learns that his mother Pammi (Supriya Pathak) is suffering from Alzheimers disease. Inder along with Nimmi (Asin), who is madly in love with him, flew down to India to meet his parents.
Inder along with his girlfriend Nimmi and parents now go on a road trip which is equally messed up as the storyline of the film. Eventually, will Inder overcome his phobia of seeing relationships in a bad light and get back with his family together forms the rest of the story.
Rishi Kapoor is the only actor, who justified his role in the film. Another positive point here is Sonakshi Sinha‘s item song. The crisp run time is one of the major assets of this film.
All is well is not well at all and is loud as hell. Abhishek and Asin manage to make you deaf in mere 2 hours of screen time. All, and I mean all the characters have been immensely wasted in his weird tale. Abhishek Bachchan seems completely lost in the film as he is a complete misfit in the sequence where he fights with Rishi Kapoor for money to go abroad.
Supriya Pathak gets wasted in her role and as for Asin, who plays Abhisek’s ladylove, shows expressions that are way higher than what is needed. With a film like Oh My God! in his kitty, a nonsensical film like All Is Well clearly wasn’t expected from Umesh Shukla.
The story is so dull you wish for the interval to come soon in the first half and the end in the second half and parts like why Abhishek goes to Bangkok, why Asin is madly in love with him, how Supriya’s Alzheimer’s gets better in the second half, when she has had it for 10 years and why in God’s name the family goes on a road trip is all illogical in so many ways.
Even though the film is a two hours bore fest, it manages to drain your brains out completely. As for the music album, only Sonakshi’s item number is a relief. None of the other songs make any sense and are placed wrongly in the plot. The cinematography is fine and so is the editing. Shukla wants to show us the importance of relationships but not one scene is captured in a manner to invoke those emotions.
On a whole, All Is Well was supposed to be an entertainer with a social message, unfortunately it fails at both. Generation gaps causing problems in relationships also need logic to it and that is where All Is Well completely misses the point. You can safely avoid the film this weekend..
bollywood3.com Rating : 2/5
Reviewed by Neha Prashar Gupta