Goodbye Review: Good performance but poor story, yes you will get 10 out of 10 in terms of emotion

Goodbye Review: We often talk in our family or friends about how we want to get married or how we want to celebrate a birthday. But it is also considered bad to mention how we have to go after death, how our death will be, forget its preparation. Director Vikas Bahl’s film ‘Goodbye’ has been woven around this question. This slice-of-life drama tries to create humor through satire amidst the story of death. Vikas Bahl is opening the doors of Bollywood for ‘Goodbye’ Rashmika Mandanna. Let us tell you how this film is.

Goodbye is the story of a family of Gayatri Bhalla and Harish Bhalla. They have 4 children and all of them live in other cities and countries due to their jobs. His daughter Tara is a lawyer and lives with her boyfriend. The elder son lives in America, the younger son also lives in another country. Gayatri Bhalla dies suddenly and Harish is trying to pass this information on to his children. Tara reaches her home first, then Karan and then Gayatri-Harish’s adopted child Angad. Harish seems very angry with his children as he feels that he is not as sad about his mother’s death as he should. On the other hand, Tara is upset because she is unable to connect with any customs of her mother’s funeral. She repeatedly talks about finding their logic and science… This story is the story of Gayatri’s departure and then this scattered family to fulfill all those rituals.

Before this story of Vikas Bahl, in the last two years, films like Seema Pahwa’s ‘Ram Prasad Ki Terahvi’ and Umesh Bisht’s ‘Paglat’, who became director, have come out which have shown the message like ‘life goes on after death’ Huh. But the setup of ‘Goodbye’ is shown in an ultra modern family. At the same time, through the character of Rashmika, all those questions have been raised, which are often seen by the new generation of youth asking or saying like, ‘What are these customs, what is the logic behind them…’. Rashmika is also doing the same. Although I found Rashmika extra irritable at many places. At the same time, she is repeatedly saying that ‘Mother did not want all this on her death’. But it was not established in any part of the story as to why she is saying this. A daughter who is repeatedly ignoring her mother’s phone, not responding to her messages, is speaking about her sudden mother’s death.

Rashmika Mandanna has become the daughter of Amitabh Bachchan.

The first half of the film is quite predictable but still tied. Things like the neighbors waiting for the chair, trying to form a WhatsApp group in the crematorium directly show ‘insensitivity’. On the other hand, Ashish Vidyarthi, who became a neighbor, has been amazing in his performance. Seeing them, you will remember such uncles around you. Talking about acting, everyone gets great numbers in performance. Everyone has been fit in their respective characters. His emotions are completely visible on the screen.

If this film is judged on parameters like story, acting, then it will be talked about differently, but there are no crossroads in the fact that there will be many moments when you will not be able to stop your tears while watching ‘Goodbye’. In a scene, the golgappa wala comes and asks to call Gayatri ji. Hearing this, Pavel Gulati, who became Karan, starts calling ‘mother’. Believe me, this scene will shake you from inside. While watching the film, many times you will feel that you are currently living in another city and immediately call your parents and tell them that ‘You are very important… I love you Maa Papa’. And that is the success of this film. The good thing is that you will not find villains anywhere in the film, neither in the son, nor in the father who is angry after the death of his wife.

Although the first half is as much story-driven, the second half is equally due to the feel-good factor. Also, the film becomes very musical in the second half. Sunil Grover enters as soon as the second half starts and this entire track of Haridwar is quite entertaining. Whether you agree with the story of this film or not, but this film tries to bring a flood of emotions within you. 2.5 stars to this film from my side.

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Tags: Amitabh bachchan, Rashmika Mandanna

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