Friday, 24th June 11:05 AM IST
cliche plot, meandering screenplay, poor performances form lead pair, pathetic direction, boring songs
Watch it for locations only if you have to
Vivek Agnihotri directed some forgettable films i.e. 'Hate Story', 'Dan Dana Dan Goal'. Now he is back with another typical Bhushan Kumar film which is full of songs and nothing else.
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.
The story of the film revolves around the two characters i.e., an army officer Jahaan Bakshi (Pulkit Samrat) and a chirpy Punjabi girl Suhaani Kapoor (Yami Gautam). The duo meet during an incident, where Jahaan Bakshi rescues Suhaani and falls head over heels in love with her!This meeting leads to a friendship, which leads to a fight, drama and ultimately a passionate love affair. But after becoming lovers, their love story takes an ugly turn and goes to an extent of obsession, which leads to heartbreaks, tears and sad song sequences and basically some more drama!So, whether they unite or not and how, forms the crux of the story!
Film has very simple cliche plot. Film remains in fairly tale mode with forced intense moments. Film never holds interest and poor performances coupled with boring songs make it a torturous experience.
Performance wise, Yami Gautam is sweet but has no acting prowess. Pulkit Samrat is naother Armaan Kohli with overdose of overacting.
Film has decent editing. Background music is cliche. Cinematography is perfect, production design is apt and costumes are good. Music is routine Bhushan Kumar album with one remix of old song and few run of the mill stuff.
Director Vivek Agnihotri delivers a boring, cliche and poor film which is insult of sensibilities of modern audience. It has more imprints of producer than director.
Film will release today and it will get poor reviews so it will get poor opening as it has no buzz 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 test your patience with extremely boring flick!