5 Thoughts I Had While Watching The Trailer Of Bhaag Beanie Bhaag. Mainly Ki, It’s A Rip-Off Of Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
I have started hanging out on social media a lot. Not because I enjoy watching random videos and stalking people but because my job calls for it. Fun, right? Today while scrolling through my explore section of Instagram, I came across the newly released trailer for Swara Bhasker’s Bhaag Beanie Bhaag. And you know what that means- it’s time for some hilarious thoughts I had on the trailer.
Now, usually, when I am giving my thoughts on a song or a trailer it’s because it made me want to pull my hair out. But Bhaag Beanie Bhaag is not that bad. Other than the fact that the plot is a complete rip-off, which of course we are no strangers to, it’s actually kind of cute. So, here are five thoughts I had while watching the trailer.
1. Okay, first of all, how much do you love the name “Beanie”? I mean, I wouldn’t name my child that but it’s still fun to say. Anyway, the first thing that came to mind when I watched the trailer was how much I can relate to Swara Bhaskar’s character and her whole attitude towards her boyfriend proposing to her. And, just like Swara, our facial expressions give everything away too. However, the most relatable thing was how her parents were jumping up and down with the joy of having a grandchild before she even agreed to the proposal. Ah, every millennial’s common problem.
2. Is it just me or did you’ll instantly notice the connection between Bhaag Beanie Bhaag to Emmy award-winning show Marvelous Mrs. Maisel? No? Well, it’s essentially the same plot. The only difference is that Marvelous Mrs Maisel is set in 1950s New York and the jokes are much funnier. Sambhog in the bathroom, really? *raises eyebrow*. Basically, Bhaag Beanie Bhaag is the Indianized 21st-century version of the show. It’s the same plot. A woman leaves her marriage and family to pursue her dream of becoming a stand-up comedian and pushes against all odds. Hell, even Swara’s parents characters are highly influenced by characters in Marvelous Mrs Maisel. And as much as we enjoy watching Swara Bhasker I thought we shifted to OTT platforms because in the last few years mainstream cinema has had all of one original thought. I guess Netflix is no better. So, tell me why is ripping off shows, tweaking their plots and hoping no one will notice still a thing?
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3. After watching the trailer a few times in a loop, I noticed that all the characters look like they have some kind of weird filter plastered on their face. Look closely. Isn’t that the same filter we use to click selfies in? Ugh. I am no expert on filters or photography, but they all look like someone went to hard with the brightness and too low on the sharpness. Just no.
4. Can we please take a moment to discuss what a complete atrocity Swara Bhasker’s white outfit is? Up until now, I thought the worst on-screen wedding outfit was Kareena Kapoor’s blue gown thingy from Veere Di Wedding. Remember that? Tan France would’ve fainted. However, this white outfit, which BTW is a crime on fashion, has trumped that. She has feathers on her head FFS.
5. All in all, Bhaag Beanie Bhaag is definitely something I would watch. It looks very cute. And as a bonus, the supporting cast is very interesting. Varun Thakur, Dolly Singh (yep, she’s there too!) and Ravi Patel just make the (ripped off) plot thicker. But I do sincerely hope that the jokes in the series are funnier than the ones in the trailer.