Movie Review: Ambarsariya
Diljit Dosanjh, Navneet Kaur Dhillon, Monica Gill, Lauren Gottlieb, Gul Panag, Gurpreet Ghuggi
Direction: Mandeep Kumar
Genre: Comedy Thriller
Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes
Critic's rating: 4/5
'Thanda khana, tatta nhona, te kudiyan di gallan ch na aunaa, aehi ten cheejan bachai firdiyan ne jatt Ambarsariye nu' (Cold food, hot showers and not being fooled by girls, these are the three things, which have been guarding Jatt Ambarsariya), announces a supremely confident Diljit Dosanjh aka Jatt Ambarsariya (as he likes to call himself in the film) in one of the initial scenes of the film. And with that, Dosanjh already has all our attention.
Playing an insurance agent, who lives a dual life as a RAW agent, Diljit's character essentially survives on sarcasm and mockery of almost every other character in the film, very much like the characters he has essayed in the past. But guess when you have a comic timing as impeccable as Dosanjh combined with the innocence of his eyes and that playfully mischievous smile, the 'funny Punjabi boy' stint never gets old. And our Jatt Amabarsariya (JA) seems to be acing it to the effect that when he is in the frame everything else seems inconsequential.
The story revolves around JA, who being the best at everything he does, is now put on a mission to save the honest and idealistic Home Minister from a drug mafia who is plotting the minister's murder. From the cues he has received from his boss (Gul Panag), Gurpreet Ghuggi, Rana Ranbir and Lauren Gottlieb turn out to be his suspects. During the course of the mission, JA also meets Navneet Kaur Dhillon (his boss at the insurance company) and Monica Gill (his landlord) and as is expected of him, manages to impress both the ladies.
Though it wouldn't be wrong to say that 'Ambarsariya' is an out and out Diljit film, Dheeraj Rattan's beautifully penned script seems to have done justice to every character. What further works in the film's favour is the fact that it has on board talented actors like Gul, Ghuggi and Rana who make their presence strongly felt, despite the limited screen time they have. The dialogues are amazingly funny and you could only expect a Diljit Dosanjh to deliver them with such ease.Maruti Suzuki Vitara
Mandeep Kumar's direction keeps you on the edge of your seat constantly wondering whom will Diljit romance or which of the three suspects is the actual culprit. Leave it to Mandeep to milk the best out of all his actors. While he keeps the spotlight on Diljit, he also makes sure that no other character gets overshadowed by his presence. Diljit's scenes with a child actor, the jewelry shop scene between Diljit and Navneet Kaur Dhillon and the climax scene is a display of Kumar's sheer talent.
Adding to the visual charm (apart, of course, from the handsome Mr Dosanjh) are the beautifully captured locales of the holy city of Amritsar. The aerial shots of the Golden Temple are definitely a treat to watch.
The only weak link here is Lauren Gottlieb, whose character seems a bit forced. Her struggle with Punjabi is visible throughout the film, which also deprives her of some good, witty dialogues. Other than that, Ambarsariya is the perfect dose of entertainment you would love to have this weekend.