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'Sanam Re' review: Old-fashioned and outdated

'Sanam Re' review: Old-fashioned and outdated

Source: General

By: Sonia Chopra

Critic's Rating: 3/5

Saturday 13 February 2016

Movie Title

'Sanam Re' review: Old-fashioned and outdated

Director

Divya Khosla

Star Cast

Pulkit Samrat, Yami Gautam, Urvashi Rautela

This would be considered outdated even a decade ago. There's nothing wrong with being old-fashioned, but it is certainly disappointing to see that our films are yet to progress from love triangles and sacrifices made in the name of organ transplants.

We meet Akash, a small boy living in a hill-station called Tanakpur. A strange boy this, he discusses his future love life with his grandfather, asking him questions like where he will meet his soul-mate, what will she be like, how will he know he's in love and the like.

More bizarre than this curious pint-sized questioner, is his grandfather, who states that the boy will find his love within 500 steps of his home, but there will be a tragedy in waiting.

After having heard this pessimistic prediction, the boy still decides to try his luch and walks the 500 steps. Our pint-sized romeo meets two pint-sized girls, and therein begins a pre-pubescent love triangle of sorts.

Unbelievable as it may sound, these three people meet by happenstance, at the exact same place (a yoga retreat, if you please) decades later.

One of them is now divorced, and is compared to a "second-hand car". Lover boy has a good time with her, and then meets his true love. The one he fell in love with when he was a kid. Whatever.

But there is a problem - a mysterious reason why object of his affection (Yami Gautam) keeps running away from him. One of the three in the triangle turns out to be terminally ill, and so the story goes on.

Sameer Arya's cinematography is a huge savior here, although it's curious love that is portrayed is the sappy love, sacrifice, and organ transplant for a dying character.

Rating: 1.5 stars

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