Friday, 27th May 12:05 PM IST
Radhika Apte is good, Satyadeep Mishra is outstanding, director Pawan Kriplani is real hero of the film
lacks punch in dialogues
Watch it for some really chilling moments
Pawan Kriplani made 'Ragini MMS' and now he is back with stylish interesting horror flick starring Radhika Apte, the flavor of the season.
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 is about a girl Mehak (Radhika Apte) who is trapped inside her phobias and her own flat. She has Satyadeep Mishra who is a friend but want to be more than that, Ankur Vikal as creepy neighbor under suspicion of a crime and couple of more very interesting characters. What happens to this girl in middle of this forms the crux of the film.
Film has very interesting plot. Film remains in realistic mode with slice of life chilling moments. Film does hold interest after interval point as it keeps you on edge of the seat.
Performance wise, Radhika Apte solely lifts the film. She walks like one tortured soul, has right intensity and her nuances are perfect, her mature expressions and performance are awesome. Satyadeep Mishra is awesome.
Film has crisp editing. Background music is effective. Cinematography is perfect, production design is apt and costumes fit the bill. Music is average.
Director Pawan Kriplani delivers a compact film in terms of crispy treatment and modern approach, easily couple of notches better than his debut film 'Raagini MMS 2'. He manages to keep you on edge of the seat and still maintains novel approach contrary to cliche horror flicks of India.
Film will release today and it will get decent to good reviews but it will get below par opening plus it has half dozen films at box office to compete with. Film will struggle to cross 7-10 cr at box office in order make a mark but that seems difficult.
Go for this rare quality horror film in Bollywood!