Directed by: Divya Khosla Kumar
Produced by: Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Ajay Kapoor
Cast: Pulkit Samrat, Yami Gautam, Urvashi Rautela and Rishi Kapoor
Duration: 2 Hours
Bollywood Bubble Rating: â â â
Love is something very special for everyone who falls in this. Someone.. Somewhere is made for you but what plans does destiny store for us is something we can’t predict. This concept comes with Divya Khosla Kumar’s ‘Sanam Re.’ This movie is looking very fresh for presenting the beautiful pair of Pulkit Samrat and Yami Gautam on big screen for the very first time. So will ‘Sanam Re’ touch your hearts? We hold a doubt on this.
The plot begins from Mumbai where Aakash, an ambitious boy is working in an office. Due to the ailing health of his grandfather and a property deal of their old photo studio, he returns to his home in Shimla. The movie shifts into a flashback where we could see the cute relationship he shared with his grandfather and his ‘first love’ Shruti. Being on the verge of getting fired his only hope for an important contract gets him to Canada in a Yoga camp. Here enters (ex Mrs. Pebblo) Akanksha, an unsuccessful girl in finding true love. Aakash tries to woo her for getting the contract and even she starts developing some genuine feelings for him but destiny strikes here when Shruti meets Aakash in the camp. So will Shruti be able to forgive Aakash? Will Aakash listen to his heart? Will Akanksha turn a hurdle between this couple or will she play an integral part to reunite them? These questions will lead to answers after watching ‘Sanam Re.’
‘Sanam Re’ is written by Sanjeev Dutta with a simple story and screenplay but the plot leads to some predictability as the movie comes towards an end. The dialogues of the movie are very ordinary and could have been better.
The movie is directed by Divya Khosla Kumar, who had earlier tasted success with her debut venture ‘Yaariyan.’ The film has been shot very well showing Divya’s maturity as a filmmaker while handling some intense emotional scenes. Plus she should be given credit to take out a very adorable act from the child artistes who play the younger versions of Pulkit and Yami.
Coming to the performances, this film certainly is on the shoulders of actor Pulkit Samrat. He plays the role of Aakash and has the maximum screen time compared to other artists and he proves his capabilities as a performer by pulling out some intense scenes with ease. Sometimes he has gone overboard while performing but it doesn’t affect his performance. Yami Gautam who plays Shruti is sheer disappointment, the plot doesn’t give her the scope to perform more which leads to a sadness for all her fans. Urvashi Rautela looks good and her performance is effective and nice in the role of Akanksha. Rishi Kapoor shines very well in his ‘extended’ cameo part, he proves when it comes to experiment no one can overshadow this veteran who plays the grandfather to Pulkit Samrat.
Special mention to the child artists Neil Tyagi and Delisa Mehra making a place in our hearts with their brilliant performances as the younger versions of Pulkit Samrat and Yami Gautam respectively.
The music of the film is exceptional, all songs are melodious and soulful. The title track ‘Sanam Re’ and ‘Tere Liye’ can be counted as the highlights of this movie, the way they are shot. The music of the movie has been credited to multiple composers Mithoon, Jeet Ganguly, Amaal Mallik and Epic Bhangra.
The technical team of Sameer Arya (Cinematography), Chandrashekhar Prajapati (Editing) and Raju Singh (Background Score) lend a good support to the vision of Divya Khosla Kumar.
On a whole, ‘Sanam Re’ is a one time watch for those who love to see a pure romantic film. But it would turn a disappointment for those who expect something extraordinary. Watch it for Pulkit Samrat, Rishi Kapoor and the adorable kids.
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