Thank You For Coming l Not Just A Review

By: Amit KumaR Agarwal

Great trailer doesn't guarantee a great film!
Karan Boolani directed Thank You For Coming is such a yawn-yarn, you wonder were the media reports @ film wowing TIFF really true?

There have been much better films both in terms of performance and narrative in the west, particularly European-arthouse. In fact, many episodes in the film are directly inspired by many films from the genre that is very popular in the European festival circuit.
This brings us to the very important questions, why do Indian filmmakers fail film after film to deliver. The first reason is an incoherent script. The dialogues of Thank You For Coming are written to raise laughs, its another matter though they hardly raise even a chuckle.
The screenplay is repetitive and the issue of protagonist's single mother is raised too frequently.
Bhumi Pednekar has serious limitations as an actress and it comes to fore in the film. It is left to supporting cast to perfect the act; thankfully few in the cast have performed very well - Dolly Ahluwalia, Dolly Singh, Pradhuman Singh and Gautmik.
The film will initially be pushed by the fantastic trailer and curiosity, though if te makers are looking at 'Veere di Wedding' kind of returns they will hugely be disappointed just like the audiences. In the end, an apt title would have been 'Thank You For Not Coming'.