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Title Mixed Doubles
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MIXED DOUBLES has a realistic approach towards the issue [wife swapping], but is laced with several humorous moments. The humor, witty one-liners and double entendres succeed in raising a chuckle most of the times, partly because they're well penned [Anurag Kashyap, Rajat Kapoor] and also because they seem straight out of life.
The first hour is remarkable, with the husband 'discovering' the concept of wife swapping and convincing his wife to 'co-operate' with him, the second hour of the film deals with when the couples [Ranvir Shorey, Konkona Sen Sharma/Rajat Kapoor, Koel Purie] actually exchange partners.
Sunil [Ranvir Shorey] and Malati [Konkona Sen Sharma], mid 30s, live in Mumbai with their young son. A marriage of choice, it is clear that the early years were very happy. Now they have the usual indicators of a good middle class life: Double income, single kid, nice apartment, decent job, some good friends, washing machine, desktop computer, car. But while there is still comfort, after ten years, the spark is gone.
Boredom and complacency can drive a partner to adultery. Sunil and Malati love each other. Neither would dream of cheating. But it is clear that something needs to be done. Life has become a chore. He does, or at least tries to, do his part. But even making love to his wife has become a dreary duty, one best avoided.
And then it all changes. Sunil is suddenly loving and amorous, he is no longer bored. Malati is pleased until Sunil tells her of his new obsession: Wife swapping. She is shocked. His plan is deplorable. She will bear no part in it. But Sunil cannot do this alone. He cajoles, he pleads, he yells and finally, he tricks her into capitulation.
Sunil and Malati meet the other 'consenting adults': Vinod [Rajat Kapoor] and Kalpana [Koel Purie]. The date is set. The couples meet over drinks and dinner. But do things go as per plans?
But what you get goes beyond your expectations. The dilemma of the couple after a few years of marriage has been depicted in the most realistic manner. The bedroom talk is out in the open. That's why it works in a big way.
As far as the execution of the subject is concerned, a number of sequences are brilliantly handled. The pyjama sequence or the one when an office colleague reveals about his wife's infidelity to Ranvir and Saurabh Shukla are simply hilarious. Cinematography [Rafey Mahmood] goes well with the mood of the film. Dialogues [Anurag Kashyap, Rajat Kapoor] are straight out of life.
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