Saturday, 18th June 07:05 AM IST
Hetal Gadda is good, Krrish Chhabria is superb, decent direction
cliche situations, meandering screenplay
Watch it for rare piece of innocence and niceness in today's world
Nagesh Kukunoor delivered some forgettable ('Tasveer') and superb films ('Dor') in past. Now he is back with innocent tale of two kids set in Rajasthan.
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 simple yet interesting story line. Pari (Hetal Gadda) has promised her little blind brother Chotu (Krrish Chhabria) that she’ll help get his eyesight back before he turns 10. When she spots her favorite star Shah Rukh Khan on the poster for an eye-donation drive, she is convinced her hero will help her on her mission. There is also a sweet tiff between both of them as her brother is Salman Khan fan and she is Shahrukh Khan fan.
Film has very sweet simple plot. Film remains in fairly tale mode with slice of life nice moments. Film does hold interest to an extent but some cliche writing makes it bit boring at times.
Performance wise, Hetal Gadda is sweet and real. Krrish Chhabria is superb. Vipin Sharma shines in brief role.
Film has decent editing. Background music is cliche. Cinematography is perfect, production design is apt and costumes are tacky. Music is routine.
Director Nagesh Kukunoor delivers a compact film in terms of treatment and approach, easily couple of notches better than his few earlier efforts. He manages to keep you interested though overdose of simplicity and niceness disappoint a bit but overall its a worth a watch.
Film will release today and it will get decent reviews but it will get poor opening as it has no faces plus it has some good films at box office to compete with. Film will struggle to make any kind of impact.
Go for this one if you want to witness a noble tale!