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Double XL Movie Review: Body Positivity by none other than Sonakshi Sinha and Huma Qureshi

Double XL is a female-led drama comedy that tackles the subject of body image and its effects.

Double XL Movie Review: Body Positivity by none other than Sonakshi Sinha and Huma Qureshi

Double XL Movie Review: Because body shaming affects so many people, especially young women, a movie that addresses the subject should be a surefire hit.

Double XL wants us to understand that what matters most is who you are on the inside, not your size or outward appearance. Such a novel idea is supported by two main females who seem at ease in their own skin and body. Even more so considering how Bollywood has promoted size zero and used having washboard abs as a substitute for talent.

The movie Double XL (UA), produced by T-Series Films, Wakaao Films, Elemen3 Pictures, and Reclining Seats Cinema Ltd., tells the tale of two overweight women who battle all the odds to succeed in life. 

Saira Khanna (Sonakshi Sinha) is working with her brother to start her own fashion line. She wants an investor, but despite being excellent at her job, she struggles with finding a partner. 

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As a result, her professional life suffers as well. By coincidence, she meets Meerut-born Rajshree Trivedi (Huma Qureshi), who is frequently made fun of for being heavy.

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Rajshree wants to pursue her interest in cricket by hosting a cricket show on the top television station in the nation, but her mother (Alka Badola Kaushal) wants her to be married as soon as possible. 

Her weight prevents her from achieving her aspirations because the channel won’t even accept her audition. With cameraman Srikanth Sreevardhan, the two women work together to film a curtain raiser for Saira’s potential fashion line (Mahat Raghavendra). 

Double XL Movie Review: Body Positivity by none other than Sonakshi Sinha and Huma Qureshi

Line producer Zorawar joins the group when they travel to London to shoot the curtain raiser (Zaheer Iqbal). The focus of the movie is on how they accomplish their goals.

The subject of Mudassar Aziz’s story is quite new. However, too much focus is placed on the two characters’ overweight impeding their careers rather than endangering their personal lives. The conventional Hindi film audience is not exactly used to recognizing the suffering of big women in this way.

Additionally, viewers may find the two protagonists’ belligerent demeanor a little too much, if only because in today’s day and age, people are very health-conscious and are aware of the problems associated with being overweight.

Sasha Singh and Mudassar Aziz wrote the screenplay, which is decent but only in certain areas. While certain scenes in the drama are heartfelt, there are those that don’t have the desired effect. 

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Such scenes give the impression that the play is just about two young ladies overcoming obstacles to succeed in their respective fields of work, perhaps not necessarily due to their extra weight.

In other words, it frequently devolves into a regular scenario involving two ladies who could have easily passed for average size. The discussion of Mudassar Aziz has an impact in various locations. In actuality, they surpass the script in quality.

All in all, I would say this is a decent one-time watch movie with a promising overview and a social message that we should all take seriously.

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Kajal is an multi-media and communications graduate whose interests lie within the media industry and the best way for her to communicate is by writing about things she likes.

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