Review : Hamari Adhuri Kahani (Emraan Hashmi, Vidya Balan)
Release date : June 12, 2015
bollywood3.com Rating : 2/5
Director: Mohit Suri
Producer : Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt
Music Director : Raju Singh
Starring : Emraan Hashmi, Vidya Balan
Directed by Mohit Suri, Hamari Adhuri Kahani stars Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi and Rajkummar Rao in the lead roles. This is for the third time that Vidya and Emraan will be seen together after ‘The Dirty Picture’ and ‘Ghanchakkar’. While the trailer promised to be a delight, let’s see what the picture has in store for us…
The movie is a story of a single mother Vasudha (Vidya Balan), whose husband Hari (Rajkummar Rao) is missing since last five years. Amidst her struggle of raising a child alone, Vasudha meets a rich bachelor, Aarav (Emraan Hashmi), who instantly falls for her. Aarav gives her a ray of hope and everything seems like a fairy tale for Vasudha, until her past comes rushing back to her.
How will Vasudha deal with her tragic past and will she finally live her dream with Aarav, forms the rest of the story…
Plus Points :
Well, the only good thing about the film is its music album. The romantic songs may strike a string or two in the lover’s hearts. Also Rajkummar Rao is the only saving grace of the movie and his is the only character that makes a little sense.
Minus Points :
It is extremely sad and disheartening to see a fine actress like Vidya Balan who is capable of bringing light into the shadiest of films, appear rather boring and weepy in this one. However, one cannot entirely blame her, keeping in mind the confusing and regressive story line.
Emraan Hashmi too cannot help but limit his performance because of the naive character he has been given. The romantic relationship between Emraan and Vidya is overly exaggerated and appear unbelievable; as such love stories don’t really happen in real life.
Another utter disappointment of the film is its run time. The movie is far too stretched making it even for boring. The climax is again the most saddest. A few scenes of the movie are so outdated, that one cannot help but laugh at the silliness of the makers and the actors.
Technical Aspects :
Director Mohit Suri picks out instances from various tragic movies from the past; giving us the saddest and boring movies I have seen in recent times. The film’s biggest drawback is its writing. Writer duo Mahesh Bhatt and Shagufta Rafiq concentrate mainly on inducing far too much grief in the film.
The dialogues too are too clichéd to be of this era, some of which also make the viewers unintentionally laugh. Every character in the movie looks and appears sad in some or the other way. The screenplay is dragged far too much. Editing is fine and so are the locations. Both the first as well as the second half is disappointing and none of the scenes are worth a mention either.
On a whole, Hamari Adhuri Kahani is an absolute waste of some good actors. While the story promises to make you weep in every scene, I am sure you will come out laughing on the stupidity the proceedings showcase.
Bollywood3 rating : 2/5
Reviewed by Neha Prashar Gupta