|Release date: 25 May 2012|
|Bollywood3.com Rating : 2.25/5|
|Director : Gitanjali Sinha|
|Producer : Hemendra Aran|
|Music Director : Anand Milind|
|Starring: Raj Tandon, Raghuveer Yadav, Yashpal Sharma|
In the current trend of big budget movies, this week saw the release of ‘Yeh Khula Aasmaan’ which deals about the story of a young kid and his ailing grandfather. Directed by debutant Gitanjali Sinha, this film deals with the subtle nature of today’s younger generation. This film which marks the comeback of reputed music director duo Anand Milind who ruled Bollywood in the 90′s, has hit the screens today. Let’s see how the film fares.
Avinash (Raj Tandon) is a young boy who lives alone in Mumbai because of his education. His goal is to get selected for IIT. Avinash works hard, but fails to qualify the IIT test. In a depressed state he calls his parents who are settled abroad. They ignore him completely as they are busy with their routine business life. Heartbroken Avinash doesn’t know what to do, and decides to visit his grand father in his village. His grand father (Raghuveer Yadav) is very happy to see his grandson after a long time. Avinash has some fun times with his grand father but is still in his depressed mode. One day he confronts his grand father about his failure. His grandfather in turn keeps helping Avinash by constantly encouraging him. He also makes Avinash to participate in the annual kite flying competition just to regain his confidence. Whether Avinash takes up the challenge? Will he come out successful? And what happens to his grand father in the process of the competition forms the rest of the story.
This is totally a very simple film which deals about human relations. Avinash(Raj Tandon) does the role of young guy who is low on confidence exceptionally well. He shows the intent of his character with his facial expressions and body language. Raghuveer Yadav who does the role of grand father is superb. A seasoned actor like Raghuveer Yadav is apt choice for the role. Yashpal Sharma who does Avinash’s dads role is also good in parts. The supporting cast which is adequately new manages to do a decent job. Both the principal characters are really good specially in emotional scenes. Director Gitanjali Sinha chooses a simple subject and narrates the story in a simpler way while managing to leave a good message to the younger generation.
The major drawback lies in the pacing of the entire movie. First half of the movie takes for ever to finish. Scenes between Avinash and his grand father are very routine and some times lack chemistry between them. Lots of songs come in the movie which is a big no for the film. There are absolutely no fun elements in the movie at all which leaves you wondering when the movie would finish. Movie moves through a very dull phase all the time and becomes very predictable right form the start. Only one song is hummable and the rest of them are forced upon us. The plot between the lead pair is not at all exploited and leaves us confused most of the time.
Camera work of the movie is decent. Dialogues are natural and the director has managed to show youngsters of this generation, how to value elders and their roots. Screen play of the movie is just average and there are no exciting moments in the movie at all. Editing of the movie is dull and could have been better. Background score of the movie is quite low and creates a sense of boredom for the viewers. Director Gitanjali does an average job in the movie and makes us feel that there is too much of preaching. Except for the principal characters none of the locations or any other aspects in the movie make you feel interested in any part of its entire narration.
Yeh Khula Aasmaan which is made with a good intent doesn’t let you enjoy the whole experience. This movie could have had a decent run on Television as it nicely suits that pace. This movie will surely be targeted at art house cinema and is mainly for film festivals. In today’s age of fast pace entertainment, ‘Yeh Khula Aasmaan’ has its own good moments but is not a movie which you would be interested in watching. Wait for the DVD to release and watch it for your children, only to give some good tips about self confidence.
Bollywood3.com Rating : 2.25/5
Reviewed by Avad M.
5 – Flawless
4 – Must Watch
3 – One Time Watch
2 – Wait for the DVD
1 – Stay Away
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