We are at the screening of Sonakshi Sinha’s Khandaani Shafakhana. Here’s a quick review
We have seen films like Vicky Donor and Shubh Mangal Savdhan tackling the issue of sexual dysfunction and the stigma around them. Khandaani Shafakhana belongs to the same league. However, it is told from a woman’s perspective. We are introduced to Babita Bedi, a medical representative working in the small town of Hoshiyarpur. She is the only earning member of the family. Sonakshi Sinha plays the lead role. Baby has a tough life with debts, creditors and her uncle wanting to take over their last asset, their home. Beleaguered and hassled, she sees a ray of hope when she comes to know that she has inherited her uncle, Hakim Tarachand’s sex clinic that specialises in curing sex related problems through Unani medicine.
However, the inheritance comes with a clause that Baby has to fulfill. It is easier said than done. Sonakshi Sinha is earnest and expressive. The first half has a few comic scenes and is loaded with emotions. Nadira Babbar does a fab job as her mother. Varun Sharma is good in the comic scenes. The film captures the small town milieu wonderfully and the art direction is also impressive. Badshah has made his debut and is decent. We have to see how the second half unfolds.