Friday, 15th April 12:35 PM IST
inconsistent direction, stretched chase sequences, no dose of humor or songs
Watch it for one of the finest performances of our times from Shahrukh
Maneesh Sharma has given some good films i.e. 'Band Baaja Baraat' and 'Shuddh Desi Romance'. Now he is back with this biggie with none other than super star Shahrukh.
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.
In the film, Shahrukh Khan plays role of superstar Aryan Khanna and his most ardent fan Gaurav Channa. Film displays journey of this fan from liking to loving to madness towards his matinee idol. How indifference of star drives a mad fan crazy where he starts dictating and disturbing the life of star. Walcha D' Souza plays wife to star Shahrukh, Neha (Shriya Pilgaonkar) plays his ex and (Sayani Gupta) .
Film has some really funny light hearted moments and impressive performances. Film has fresh writing and screenplay is good. Film drags at times but then comes back on track. Film has three thrilling chases and superb climax.
Performance wise, Shahrukh Khan is top notch and delivers impressive act. His scenes in 2nd half towards end will give you lump in throat and you might end up clapping too, first grade! All supporting cast consisting of Sayani etcis good too.
Film has some novel situations and refreshing screenplay. Film has crisp editing. Background music is historical. Cinematography is very good, production design is perfect and costumes are average.
Director Maneesh Sharma delivered some really impressive films because of his crisp wiring but this time around he falters in that department despite having big names.
Film released today and it will get decent reviews and it should record good opening aided by holidays in coming weekend. Film has little competition so it should trend well. Film should come out as winner.
Go for this for roller coaster entertaining and emotional ride!