Wednesday, 6th July 07:05 PM IST
Salman Khan is superb, Anushka Sharma is outstanding, superbly shot, melodious music
cliche screenplay, poor background score, old school dialogues
Watch it for super star Salman Khan
Ali Abbas Zafar directed 'Mere Brother Ki Dulhan' followed by hit 'Gundey'. This time he is collaborating with super star Salman Khan in a classic entertainer.
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 medley of sports, romance, drama and action. Sultan Khan (Salman Khan) is a simpleton from Rewari in Haryana. Aarfa (Anushka Sharma) is a wrestler who wants to win gold medal for India. Sultan falls in love with Aarfa in first sight but she wants to focus on her ultimate goal. Aarfa humiliates Sultan at public place and in order to redeem himself in eyes of himself and Aarfa, Sultan takes up wrestling. How he becomes state champion then Olympic champion and then world champion forms the rest of the first half. But then while doing this he loses his family and loved ones. How he regains his pride and family by taking up MMA fight is the 2nd half.
Film has very cliche screenplay and poor dialogues. Film is entertaining in 1st half but it loses steam somewhat in 2nd half as it gets repetitive with second time redemption of same man in same manner. Film does hold interest to an extent but some inconsistent writing and cliche situations hold it back.
Performance wise, Salman Khan is superb as this is even better performance than his last few outings. he is natural and also avoids his typical stuff in emotional scenes. Anushka Sharma should be applauded that she holds her grounds in a Salman film and she is simply breathtaking in emotional scenes. Randeep Hooda is intolerable in small role, Amit Sadh is honest and Parikhit Sahni is good. Kumud Mishra is natural.
Film needed crispier editing with at least 20 minutes shorter running time. Background music is cliche. Cinematography is perfect, production design is apt and costumes are good. Music is like fresh air and 'Jag Ghoomeya' is chartbuster.
Director Ali Abbas Zafar delivers an entertaining film which showcases a superstar in his full form. He manages to keep you interested but his over the top background score and treatment stops it from becoming an extraordinary film.
Film released today andthough it has got average to good reviews but it will get outstanding opening. Film will cross few big records in coming days for sure.
Go for this one if typical commercial cinema in Bollywood style is your choice!