Sanam Re: Stylish love story with a 90’s touch!

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Sanam Re: Stylish love story with a 90’s touch!

This is a love story which is young and picturesque. The story revolves around an ambitious Himachali boy Akash (Pulkit Samrat) who is lured to Mumbai by his dreams. He leaves his family, hometown Tanakpur (Shimla) and childhood sweetheart Shruti (Yami Gautam) for the same. Years later, he bumps into her in Canada and time stands still, but destiny has other plans. This movie is absolutely picturesque. A treat to the eyes, Divya Khosla Kumar’s bittersweet love story is a visual delight. Gorgeously shot, every frame captures the beauty of the snow-clad mountains, narrow roads and cozy villages of Himachal. Really beautiful!

The music stays with you, Pulkit Samrat renders a mature performance and the girls look pretty. Rishi Kapoor’s significant cameo and chemistry with child actor Neil Tyagi (Young Akash) is endearing and deserves a special mention. What begins as a pursuit of happiness tale, soon loses grip and dives into a cliche. The plot has loose ends with no backstories to justify the steps its characters take. For instance, how Shruti lands up in Canada, no one knows. What does she do for a living? Why would Akankasha (Urvashi Rautela) a rich businesswoman who seeks real love hide from Akash that she too is his childhood friend? There is are many loose ends that do not create fluidity in the storytelling. Also, the extremely frequent slowmo dream sequences drag the film way too long. The story gets predictable as events unfold in a sluggish way. The ambiguity surrounding Yami’s character is dragged.

Everyone looked great, the movie was beautifully captured and the locations were soulful. below average performances and poor scripting leads to an average end product. We expected a lot more from this film’s story after all the hype, however it is visually enjoyable.

Rating: 5/10

 

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