Another interesting film to watch in Vidya Balan’s performance, who has received National Award for her acting skills in ‘Dirty Picture’… read the first look of today’s release ‘Kahaani’, by Sujoy Gosh;
The first half of the movie has been slow and the narration lacks entertainments. The songs have been shot well and there are fun filled elements that bring laughs. The emotional episodes have been carried quite well and on the whole the first half of the movie has been decent throughout. The second half of the movie takes many dips and downs which makes the movie uninteresting. The audience expect Salman Khan style entertainment which is not at all seen throughout. The pre climax episodes lack the needed feel and on the whole the complete second half has been ok.
The first half of the movie goes slow but interesting. The visuals and the graphics have been decent with Prabhas’s stunning screen presence. The movie gets interesting during the pre interval episodes and catches the needed momentum. Though the story line has been thin and straight, the narration has been decent which makes the film interesting all the way. The second half of the movie gets more interesting with the pace and the graphics have been good at quality. The war episodes have been shot well though some of them have been repeated and on the whole the second half has been well shot with huge episodes.
The first half of the film starts with a quick narration about James Cameroon’s original version. Though the bonding has been narrated well enough, the movie fails to grab interest except some breathtaking action sequences. Some of the emotional episodes have been captured well which makes the first one hour not a bad film. The second one hour of the film takes a different path. The lore is disconnected and rewired, bringing lot of confusion. The terror has not taken the bloody side which could not bring the fear among the audience thus ending up disappointed. The second half of the film is a sure downfall and is completely a misfire. The climax of the movie makes Terminator Genisys even worse.
The film is inspired by the real-life story of Mumbai-based Fictitious Dance Group members who competed at the World Hip Hop Dance Championships in 2012. Prabhu Deva's character has obvious parallels with Chak De India's Kabir Khan (Shah Rukh Khan) who after being labeled as traitor coaches a struggling team to a world cup win and proves his patriotism win or we can also see similarity with Iqbal's Naseerudin Shah , a drunk coach who later guides the protagonist ( Shreyas Talpade) to become a successful bowler. Perhaps the film needed a better treatment in both writing and editing department. The length of the film is another major issue as the second half is unnecessarily long. The film with its lazy dialogues and predictable plot fails to hold the audience's attention. Though the film has more inescapable parts where the film loses the viewer, on a whole the film looks okay. The film is clean and healthy family fare.
First things first. Despite having a huge 'star presence' in the form of acting power horses like Emraan Hashmi, Vidya Balan and Rajkumar Rao, the film simply fails to register in the minds of the audience. And the main reason for the same is its weak script that is combined with heavy melodrama, which is tough to digest in today's time. It's hard to believe that Mahesh Bhatt who has written this script after a long time is stuck in such a time warp. It is indeed even more shocking that HAMARI ADHURI KAHANI comes from the same filmmaker who gave back to back hits like AASHIQUI 2 and EK VILLAIN last. But, in the case of HAMARI ADHURI KAHANI, one can't help but blame its poor script and direction. Despite the fact that the film does have its share of gripping moments, in totality, the film seems to be a letdown. The film's characters are half baked and operate on some bizarre logic which makes you laugh after a point! There is also barely any built up for Emraan and Vidya's love story. Eventually, you just don't feel anything for any of the characters!
The first half of the movie has been highly entertaining right from the first scene. The movie has been racy and engaging. The film brings out lot of question however the audience ends up getting wrong answers. On the whole, the complete first half has been highly impressive. The second half too carries the same momentum but it dips at times. When you feel that the movie is losing its grip, the film gains the momentum back. An emotional and well written climax makes the film a highly satisfied film to watch this weekend.