So, I really can't fathom why a top executive from Pen India Ltd told me that they aren't having a screening yesterday because 'bahut bada suspense hai film mein, humko jaldi nahin kholna hai'. Pardon me sir(s) if you think I didn't follow the film, but I don't think there's any suspense in your Yeh Saali Aashiqui, from which I have come out just few minutes back.
The movie is a simple case of Amrish Puri's son Rajeev wanting his son to become a hero (nothing wrong with that, we all want our kids to have the best), or Vardhan himself very obstinate about it because his glamour-struck mind refuses to rest (nothing wrong with that, every alternate millennial- or, is that an exaggeration?- wants to something in movies/TV/media). This can be sort of proved by the fact when Vardhan himself set out to write the dialogues and screenplay of the film with the director Cherag Ruparel. Sadly, this is the department where the film is the weakest.
So what is the film about? Nothing except a gold-digger Shivaleeka who turns the tables on everybody until Vardaan calls himself Sanki (with a song) and becomes the Man on Top.
And you know what! The second half is set against the backdrop of an asylum which was just not required. Co-lateral damage: Colors change, direction becomes weaker, sub-plots emerge as the movie heads for a climax. But for what? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Khoda pahaad, nikla chooha.
Don't ask me about the songs including the Sanki one.
So, how has Vardhan performed? Not bad, he is okay for his first film. But the attempt to launch himself should have been crafted with a more skilled team. The young man salutes his grandfather Amrish Puri by enacting the unforgettable DDLJ scene where the legend fed the pigeons... hmmm... wouldn't mind seeing him again on the big screen before forming an opinion. But in a different film!
Shivaleeka? Again, not bad. Needs a different designer in her next outing, though.
Legendary Amrish Puri saab, aisi koi picture nahin thi where you did not resonate, where you were nearly 5/5 every time. I have missed you a lot since 12/1/2005 and I am missing you even more now. Sorry with folded hands, but I can't go with more than TWO-and-HALF.
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