Movie Review: Saawariya

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I saw the movie coupla days ago but didn’t bother writing a review. Thought I’d leave it for when I am really bored 😀

What was Mr. Bhansali thinking when he made this movie??? Really…what was he? It left me dazed. We (S and I) wanted to run out of the theatre at first given chance but alas…I knew I had to write this review to warn you people so tried really hard to sit through it. Once the finishing titles started rolling…we were the first ones to get out…no…run out!

Well…I don’t think this movie deserves a review..because basically…this story could be told in 10 mins. It is something on the lines of Ahista Ahista (remember that movie which has Abhay Deol and Soha Ali Khan?). Essentially, there’s this happy go lucky guy Ranbir Raj (Ranbir Kapoor) with no family or friends behind him and who comes to this godforsaken place to be a muscian. I say godforsaken ‘cuz this ain’t no normal town guys. This town never has a sunrise i.e., no sunlight. There’s only darkness with ocassional rain and snow and it’s always blue..everything is blue..the houses…the cafeterias and even the mohalla of  prostitues. Well anyways, one day Raj bumps into Sakina (Sonam Kapoor)…this ghost like figure who seems to have some sorta chemical locha in her head (as Munnabhai would put it) who goes around dimly-lit alley ways holding an umberella like a ghost (and when she is not doing that…she is dusting carpets with what looks like a baseball bat without closing her nose or her mouth) waiting for her beloved Imaan (Salman Khan) who left her an year ago and promised that he’d return to marry her on the night of Eid. Why she carrys an umberella when there’s no rain and no sunlight and why she goes to the bridge every night when Imaan tells her clearly that he will only return on the night of Eid is above me!!!

So Ranbir loves Sakina…but Sakina loves Imaan (Salman). Imaan doesn’t return on the promised day so she takes shelter in Ranbir’s embrace and asks him to help her get over Imaan. Even though she’s dumped Ranbir once already and he was terribly heart broken, Ranbir readily comes to her rescue and dreams of a future with her. But wallahh…not everything is so straight forward in our movies is it. There we see Imaan on the ghostly bridge waiting for Sakina. So Sakina tells Ranbir to buzz off now that Imaan has come and Ranbir Raj happily agrees 😀 There…story in a nutshell.

As Raja Sen very rightly said in his review, Sonam and Ranbir should have made a debut with a movie like Jab We Met. Sonam and Ranbir are young..and I don’t know why Mr. Bhansali potrayed them…especially Sonam as these sad souls…..especially Sonam…as this creepy psychotic woman who goes around wearing clothes that look like bathrobes  and Sonam…you cannot laugh and cry at the same time…it aint ur cuppa tea…so please stop doing it!

Ranbir is pretty good….he plays the character with ease but not sonam! There was something very artificial about her. I just hope she won’t turn out to be another Aishwarya Rai…the touch me not or I will wither types…

Well anyways, the horror is behind me now…and I am looking forward to some other good movies.

If you guys think otherwise about the movie…lemme know!

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