Saas Bahu Aur Sensex :Movie review

Synopsis :

Saas Bahu aur Sensex is a fun film about the changing face of India. The story has the Sensex as a backdrop to the lives of the most unlikely investors. This film is an attempt to make more people aware of the fact that our Indian economy is growing and hence it’s the right time to make wise investments and make money. Indians are terrifically progressive people and this film shows that in a light hearted way.

With her mother suddenly divorcing her father and leaving their comfortable home in Kolkata, Nitya finds herself in the new environs of Navi Mumbai (New Bombay).

Finding her bearings, in a new city, letting go of her ambition to study in the USA for her MBA, and to begin work at a call center is tough. She finds it a little easier however to cope with the situation, courtesy her new found friend, Ritesh Jetmalani. Ritesh is the nicest guy on the planet, and maybe even in the universe.

Nitya’s mother Binita Sen is troubled by her failed marriage. She hopes to find the new start she needs, in Navi Mumbai (New Bombay). She is befriended by the women in the colony and joins their kitty parties. She knows her daughter is angry with her and blames her for their situation, but believes that this was their best alternative to find their own place under the sun.

Binita’s father had left her some shares and she traces her father’s old stock broking house to figure out the maze of the stock market reality. Here she meets Firoz Sethna, an ethical but cranky and eccentric stock broker, who teaches her the ropes of correct investing. In the meantime, the group of kitty party ladies, feel, that Binita is up to something dubious, they haven’t got the gossip and keep wondering why did she leave her husband anyways?

Kirti Wagaskar is no ordinary middle class girl; she plans to marry someone rich. She hates her elder sister Parimal’s life who is a housewife to her grouchy traditional husband, Ganpatrao. Serving Coffee at Costa’s she spends an entire month’s salary on a Gucci bag and dreams of landing Yash Modi, a billionaire by birth.

With all kitty ladies invested emotionally and financially in the company, Ritesh marrying Kirti is best for everyone and Nitya, despite her feelings for Ritesh, watches the wedding morning arrive in silence. Binita sees her daughter’s dilemma and finally tells her the real reason for her coming to Navi Mumbai (New Bombay).

Her husband had left her for a younger woman, and she didn’t want her daughter to deal with the pressure of gossip nor did she want to be dependent an him. Nitya realizes that her mother is getting together with these amateur investors who have switched from watching soaps to watching CNBC, to look for investing opportunities, even if they are gauntiesh it is cool after all.

How do Binita and her daughter find their place in the masala of the Navi Mumbai (New Bombay) world, with the stock market fluctuations, kitty parties, soap operas and the changing tides of New India? Is what form the crux of the story.

Director :     Shona Urvashi

Cast :     Kirron Kher, Farooq Sheikh, Masumeh, Ankur Khanna, Tanushree Dutta