Movie director Tanuja Chandra makes a comeback to films after a lag of 9 years. Her movie Qarib Qarib Singlle stars Irfan Khan and Parvathy and brings out sweet but mature love story.
The movie covers two adults who stumble up and discover each other in a journey. Jaya (Parvathy), is a work-obsessed widow who is a bit diffident meeting people. She usually wears pastel dresses which indicate her understated personality. Jaya spends her Sundays baby-sitting and wishes to please everyone around her.
Yogi (Irfan) enters the scene the scene through a dating website. He is actually a must overwhelmed with confidence guy who believes in living the moment. Yogi wears bright clothes-Yellow jacket and red denim.
Through the movie, the director Tanuja takes us to a journey covering Mumbai, Dehradun, Roorkee, Jaipur and Gangtok. One do gets a slice of the beauty enriched in the above mentioned places. The director has well highlighted the personal journey of the lead characters, be it via train or by road.
Yogi and Jaya carry their pasts but the maturity opens up their locked in suitcases. However Yogi is a wealthy guy and he is open for new relations but Jaya is a bit reluctant.
The conversations and interaction between the lead couple are presented in a much more vivid and novelistic way. Almost all the songs especially remain in the background except Atif Aslam’s ‘Jane De’ which aids to keep the flow of the narration more intact. Raj Shekhar’s ‘Khatam Kahani’ is a song placed most appropriately in the movie.
In the film, Irfan’s character charms Jaya and eventually the audience itself. In the movie, Jaya considers Yogi more of annoying but in a sweet and affectionate way. Malayalam actress Parvathy has been very appropriate for the paradoxical role in the film.