Divya Khosla Kumar whose debut directorial 'Yaariyaan' was a sleeper hit at the box office, has a romantic treat for all love-birds this time in the form of 'Sanam Re'. Let's find if it is indeed the flavour of this season.
Producer:Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Ajay Kapoor
Writer: Sanjeev Datta
Claps: Songs, Beautiful locations, some cute romantic moments, Pulkit and Yami's sparkling chemistry
Slaps: The clichéd twist in the second half of the film which makes the plot ridiculous, Urvashi Rautela
What's New: Nothing
Popcorn Interval: Interval
Plot: Akash (Pulkit Samrat), a small town boy leaves behind his childhood sweetheart Shruti (Yami Gautam) and his ailing grandfather played by Rishi Kapoor (a cute cameo) to pursue his career. However fate has some other plans in store for both Akash and Shruti as they come face-to-face at different points of life. Will destiny bring these lovers together? What will happen when their tale becomes a love triangle with the entry of Akanksha (Urvashi Rautela)?
Performances: Pulkit Samrat as Akash fits the bill perfectly and brings alive the essence of romance on-screen. Yami Gautam with her pretty looks essays her role well and pulls off an array of emotions with ease. Though we wished that her role had some more substance. Urvashi Rautela fails to impress and ends up just as a glam factor. Rishi Kapoor is simply adorable and makes you smile with his oh-so-cute antics!
The child artists playing the younger version of Akash and Shruti will make you go 'awww' each time they appear on the big screen.
Direction:'Sanam Re' is a love story spanning over a period of time with a touch of fairy tale dust. However the script has plenty of loopholes and loose ends that fail to escape your eyes. The film has many clichéd scenes and the comic sequences too fail to invoke any laughter after a period of time. 'Sanam Re' slightly falters towards the climax and turns messy leaving you disappointed. In fact a scene or two might even remind you of a recently released film.
The movie has some soulful music and Sameer Arya captures the beautiful locales on his lens quite effectively.
Combo-on-offer: Romance+ Drama+ Good music
Verdict:We give 'Sanam Re' CLAPS for bringing back old school romance on-screen. However.....
(SPOILER ALERT: We just wished that the makers hadn't taken the film's tagline so seriously!)