Friday, 29th April 12:05 PM IST
weak music, inconsistent editing, Sudheer Babu has single expression throughout
Watch it for old school dose of entertainment
Sabbir Khan and Sajid Nadiadwala launched star son Tiger Shroff successfully with 'Heropanti' couple of years back. Now same trio is back with another action film.
Saru, full name Saraswati, is an obedient daddy’s girl. Inder is a broody, massively-tattooed loner. And ‘Sanam Teri Kasam’ , not to be confused with the ’82 film of the same name, is a manual of how Not to make a contemporary romantic film.
Picture this: a heavy-handed father who thunders, flinging out instructions on how wife and daughters ought to behave. Falling in love with an unsuitable boy, ‘aiyyo rama’. Acting on your own will, ‘parmeshwara’. Doing what your heart tells you to, ‘aaj se thum mere liye marr gayi’.
Which leaves Saru (Mawra Hocane) to smile, simper, weep. Hesitate. Propitiate. And to look at her stony-faced father (Chowdhary, trying very hard to be a credible South Indian patriarch and failing) who’d rather conduct a wake than understand his daughter’s desires, and wait for his ‘permission’ before she can take a step forward. (Read: Ghayal Once Again, Sanam Teri Kasam to clash at box-office today)
Inder (Harshwardhan Rane, armed with impressive bod, limited expression), who has daddy issues of his own, scowls and growls. The deep hurt caused by his dad is revealed much too late, and much too cursorily. The rest is filled by these two unlikely characters—Inder and Saru—developing feelings, over a brain tumour, impending tragedy, and more tears.
Film has same old story and old formula. Sia (Shraddha Kapoor) is a girl who talks to herself when she is not doing action. These qualities make her weirdly endearing to our main protagonist Ronny (Tiger Shroff) and antagonist Raghav (Sudheer Babu). There are some unbearable songs and same old romantic tack. But film has some high octane action and especially last half an hour is outstanding. Film has some excellent comic relief from P P Khurrana (Sunil Grover) and we wish he could have been there longer on screen.
Film has very common plot but action portions are solid. Film is also a shining example of star presence of Tiger Shroff. Shraddha Kapoor might again prove lucky charm as she creates sparks in romantic screen.
Performance wise, Tiger Shroff is brilliant and he has some rough aura which will evoke claps in mass centers. Shraddha Kapoor is charming and fits the bill. Sunil Grover is growing in stature as an actor and once again he proves with very different sort of comedy. Sudheer Babu is irritating as villain as he fails to give any expression except his anger face throughout.
Film has inconsistent editing. Background music is effective. Cinematography is very good, production design is apt and costumes fit the bill.
Director Sabbir Khan makes a good action drama and though it has nothing new but well shot sequences in Kerala and Thailand lift the film. What makes this film stand out its action hero and presnetation. Better story could had made it even better and bigger.
Film will release today and it will get decent reviews and it should get big opening. Film has no competition except few regional films will hit it hard.
Go for this only if you have appetite for old school action drama.