126 Min. | Comedy – Drama – Romance | August 2015
IMDB Rating: 3.7
Director: Umesh Shukla
Staring: Rishi Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Asin
All Is Well Review: Umesh Shukla’s ‘All Is Well’ is a lighthearted family – comedy, with a few entertaining moments, that leave a mark. However, the writing isn’t always funny and lags at times. An estranged son, Inder (Abhishek Bachchan) returns home to help his father (Rishi Kapoor), who’s in debt. But that’s not all, Inder’s mother has Alzheimer’s and his lady-love tags along with him. Chaos follows. ‘All Is Well’ is passable entertainment. It has some inspiring moments, that provide laughter. The first – hour is breezy and some of the comedic portions work nicely. Its the second – hour, that dips considerably. The humour wears out and the father – son conflict doesn’t engage after a point. Even the climax looks hurried. In short, the first – hour is decent, but the second – hour doesn’t really work.
In All Is Well, Sumit Arora and Niren Bhatt’s Screenplay is a mixed bag. It begins well and is also funny, but post – interval, it loses pace. Sharper Writing was the need of the day! Umesh Shukla’s direction is ordinary. Sameer Arya’s cinematography is eye – filling. Editing isn’t crisp. Music by various artists is energetic. Abhishek Bachchan does a fine job. He enacts his part sincerely. Rishi Kapoor is loud, but that’s the demand of the character. Asin is limited to a few expressions. The wonderful Supriya Pathak is wasted in an insignificant role. Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub is first – rate. The talented actor plays the bumbling villain with terrific timing. Jameel Khan is adequate. Sonakshi Sinha sizzles in an item number.
In today’s fast paced society, money has become the ultimate god and made man mad, every one is just running to make maximum numbers for one – self, everywhere only personal ego and selfishness exist, even family relationship and values are lost, All Is Well brings an good message to society for realization of family values and responsibilities, with strong emotional connect between both child and parents ambitions. True happiness lies in rewarding relationships, that is real wealth, not flashy money possessions. On the whole, ‘All Is Well’ works in parts. At best, a one – time watch!