1. Iconic 70's Styles
Shukranu, which released last month on ZEE5, has received positive reviews for taking on a sensitive subject like the forced sterilizations of 1975 and creating awareness about it through comedy. While Divyenndu has received accolades for his performance as Inder, the characters played by Sheetal Thakur (Akriti) and Shweta Basu Prasad (Reema) held the audiences attention and kept them invested in the story.
Watch the review for Shukranu here.
Shukranu is set in the 70’s, a decade which had its own iconic looks and charm. Shweta Basu Prasad and Sheetal Thakur both don different looks from that era in Shukranu. Shweta Basu Prasad plays the role of a village girl who wears sarees while Sheetal Thakur is a modern Delhi girl who wears pants and jumpsuits. They both sport iconic Sharmila Tagore hairstyles as well.
2. Sweet And Silly Romantic Scenes
Shukranu is the story of a man who has undergone a forced vasectomy and doesn’t talk about it to anyone. This leads to some awkward and funny romantic scenes between him and his wife, Reema. Later on, while Inder is trying to get cosy with Akriti, they are interrupted by someone offering them lassi. Another romantic scene shows a comparison between sex and Kabaddi.
3. Female Friendships
Akriti and Reema are both being cheated on in Shukranu. They are unaware of it but become real friends. When Reema leaves her village to be with Inder, Akriti even insists on showing her around the city. It is only when they suspect that they both love the same man that things go sour between them.
4. Unique Love Triangle
5. Pregnancies, Babies, And More Babies
For a film about sterilizations, Shukranu has more unplanned pregnancies than you would expect. The whole aspect of childbirth and the emotions parents go through while preparing to bring a child home are explored in depth in this film.
Watch Divyenndu in Badnaam Gali, a film about surrogacy streaming on ZEE5.