Movie Review: Hamari Adhuri Kahani - A terrible attempt at romantic drama

| Friday, June 12, 2015 - 12:38
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Movie Review: Hamari Adhuri Kahani

Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Vidya Balan, Rajkumar Rao

Director: Mohit Suri

Genre: Drama


Vasudha (Vidya Balan) is a single mother whose husband Hari (Rajkumar Rao) had gone missing five years back. She works as a florist at a five-star hotel and is living in a hope that her husband might just return one day. But then, she meets a rich bachelor Aarav (Emraan Hashmi) who as expected from him because of his past movies, immediately falls for her soon after meeting her. However, she who believes strongly in the Indian culture and all that melodrama decides to stay glued with her diamond studded mangalsutra.

After a lot of conviction, Aarav starts giving a ray of hope to Vasudha in her otherwise dark life. But this fairytale takes a turn soon after Vasudha opens up to Aarav as her past catches up with her. 

Well, the drama then intensifies without a lot of delight. Otherwise a fine actress, Vidya Balan has not managed to leave her audience enthralled. We all know what she is capable of doing on screen, but this time, in her bore, outdated and weepy character; Balan fans are likely to be disappointed. 

Not only this, the ‘serial kisser’ of Bollywood, has also not been able to display his talent much in ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’ because of his one dimensional character. It is sire to will leave the viewers in boredom.

The only hope of the movie is Rajkumar Rao who has definitely managed to fill some life in the movie. The actor has definitely managed to light up the screen every time he appeared on it. This can be credited to both the factors, one that he is a great actor, second that he was the only character in the movie who could actually boast of a responsible role. 

Dialogues too are outdated, at least if you are talking in present year. 

The only great thing about Humari Adhuri Kahani is the soothing and soulful music that created a buzz on music systems way before the release of the movie. 

Remember Mahesh Bhatt’s ‘Arth’? It was a sensitive offbeat movie that narrated a story of an independent woman dealing with an extra-marital affair that threatened to wreck her home. Well, even after three decades, the concept more or less remains the same and, not to forget, ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’ is as well co-written by Mahesh Bhatt.

NewsX Verdict: In the light of an intense romance, you are offered ‘zilch’. People who watched ‘Aashiqui 2’ and were highly impressed by it, please make sure you do not go with same expectations for this direction of Mohit Suri. 

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You critics are totally wrong with this movie

It is an excellent movie. You just need different perspective to look at it. I haven't seen such a sensible and romantic Bollywood movie in a long time.

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