The film Double XL is a slice-of-life comedy-drama that difficulties typical misapprehensions about body measurement.
Double XL is an apt tag for this story as the crux that you draw out is indeed in a double xl proportion. It is a story about two women Saira Khanna (Sonakshi Sinha), from urban New Delhi. And Rajshree Trivedi (Hum Qureshi), from the heartland Meerut, of Uttar Pradesh. Who navigate through life, embracing body positivity and celebrating female friendship.
The two along with two more (Srikanth and Zorawar) smash the myth that beauty corresponds to size, a belief that our society has held for generations. These two plus-size women discover themselves and realize their dreams.
Saira aspires to be a fashion designer, with an exhibit video to be shot in the UK for her proposed investors. She has already faced a failed romance and to add to that, her crew goes missing at the last moment!
On the other hand, is Rajshree, an aspiring sports presenter. Who is invited for an interview but faces body shaming as her turn comes. She is told that her interview is ‘not required’ since she is ‘healthy’. She has been receiving such comments even for a failed marriage proposal. Circumstance brings both into a ‘wash’room to lend a shoulder to the other.
The two strong-willed ladies make up their minds and head to the UK with a vow to at least fulfill one’s dream believing the other’s to be situational!!
They are hooked by Srikanth Sreevardhan (Mahat Raghavendra) and Zorawar Rehmani (Zaheer Iqbal). While Sri is the cameraman, aspiring to be P C Sreeram, Zorawar is their UK line producer.
The post-interval part gets into drama mode with things slowly falling into place.
The narrative gets hilarious to interesting and sober to meaningful from hereon. There is not a dull moment as the audience is charmed by the unique flow of events with very good lines (Mudassar Aziz) sprinkled in to garnish the well-prepared recipe. And remember not to miss the interval point, for anything in the world.