Raksha Bandhan movie review: A committed Akshay Kumar can’t save this mothballed, melodramatic film

Raksha Bandhan movie review: Do the filmmakers truly believe that such low-rent family dramas

Within two minutes of Raksha Bandhan’s opening, you are confused: is this 2022, or 1962? A film featuring a man with four younger sisters

thinking of only one thing, How To Get Them ‘Married Off’, and the extent he has to go to that end, is the focus of ‘Raksha Bandhan’.

It’s not as if you do not have brothers who are completely devoted to their sisters’ welfare in this day and age.

Sibling love has always been a strong element in Hindi cinema. But both the way the plot plays out, and even more importantly

Lala Kedarnath (Akshay Kumar) runs his ‘chaat-ki-dukaan’ in Chandni Chowk with a solo USP: all expectant women who eat his ‘gol-gappas’ will deliver sons. Boom.

There goes your first gong; your jaw drops. This is just the beginning, of course. Within seconds, Lalaji waltzes into his house

ensconced in a narrow gali, labelling his unmarried sisters by their physical characteristics: one is overweight, the other is dark, the third is a hoyden