Friday, 10th June 1:05 PM IST
Randeep Hooda is good, Kaajal Aggarwal is average, decent direction
pathetic dialogues, poor screenplay
Watch it only for Randeep Hooda
Deepak Tijori delivered some forgettable films in past. Now he is back with remake of south Korean film 'Always' which was remade in south as 'Boxer'.
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 thin story line. Battling the ghosts of his tumultuous past, Sooraj (Randeep Hooda) seeks redemption. He distances himself from the world until a chance encounter with Jenny (Kajal Aggarwal) gives him a sense of purpose. Abandoning his loneliness, he starts afresh but fate has different plans for him.
Film has very cliche plot. Film remains in fairly tale romantic mode with slice of life chilling moments. Film does hold interest to an extent but some inconsistent writing and very poor dialogues make it really unintentional funny.
Performance wise, Randeep Hooda solely lifts the film. He walks like menacing guy, has right intensity and his nuances are perfect. Kaajal Aggarwal is decent.
Film has decent editing. Background music is cliche. Cinematography is perfect, production design is apt and costumes are tacky. Music is routine.
Director Deepak Tijori delivers a compact film in terms of treatment and approach, easily couple of notches better than his earlier efforts. He manages to keep you interested but poor writing coupled with pathetic dialogues pull the film down.
Film will release today and it will get below par reviews and it will get poor opening 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 are die hard romantic!