Producer : Anushka Sharma , Karnesh Sharma
Director : Anshai Lal
Cast : Anushka Sharma , Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma and Mehreen Pizada
Overview : Phillauri is a beautiful love story amalgamating world of spirits with humans world
Story Line : The story begins with Kanan (Suraj Sharma) ,who is a young boy and has returned after 3 years in Canada to get married to his childhood sweet heart . Anu (Mehreen Pizada) in Amritsar . But Kanan is declared Manglik , so he is advised to first get married to a particular tree in order to have a smooth life post marriage .
Reluctantly he agrees to get married to the tree due to parental pressure , only to find later that he has also married a ghost of Shashi (Anushka Sharma) , whose soul lived on tree for many years. Shashi follows him home , at first Kanan is scared with Shashi and he is unable to explain this bout with Ghost to Anu , also he is struggling a battle of getting married so soon as he is not settled yet , only completed studies . Anu is upset with Kanan and takes him up wrongly .
Later Kanan is fascinated by Shashi’s story , Shashi’s story is set in 1919 in pre independence era set in small village of phillaur in Punjab , Kanan finally tells Anu about Shashi and both of them try to figure out how Shashi can be free from her spirit , There is a major mystery revolved around Shashi’s love story that is revealed in the climax by Kanan and Anu . What is Shashi’s Mystery and why did she die , will Kanan be able to free Shashi of her spirit is for the audience to watch.
Script Review And Director Analysis :Script of the movie is good . It plays the concept of love in two time frames simultaneously . The gone by era of Shashi and Daljit and new age era of Kanan and Anu are blended beautifully, Anshai Lal has very well directed the movie , especially the climax is shot beautifully . The special effects and the vfx of the movie is fantastic . The poetries of Phillauri is beautiful and blend well in the romance of bygone era with good music .
Performances : Anushka Sharma , the bride in spirir has done a fantastic job Visual effect is the key contributor in making Anushka look dreamy and not scary at all.
Diljit Dosanjh has amazing screen presence , He compliments well with his character .who has a change of heart and performs the transformation quite well.
Suraj Sharma aptly portrays the role of an N.R.I , He is dumbfounded as his character is such , he has done total justice .
Mehreen Pizada has done her debut with this film , this fresh face is delightful.
Final Words : The movie gives a strong message that love is eternal . Shashi’s friendly ghost will surely win your heart . Watch it for fun and good visual effects .
Ratings : 3*/5*