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“ Kedarnath” is a romantic thriller entertainer scripted and directed by Abhishek Kapoor. Kanika Dhillon co-scripted the film. Sushant Singh Rajput plays the lead role. Sara Ali Khan makes her debut. Ronnie Screwvala, Pragya Kapoor, Abhishek Nayyar and Abhishek Kapoor produce the film on a large scale. The film has the supporting cast of Nitish Bharadwaj, Alka Amin, Sonali Sachdev, Pooja Gor and Nishant Dahiya. Amit Trivedi composed the songs and Hitesh Sonik composed the BGM. Tushar Kanti Ray cranked the camera and the editing is by Chandan Arora.
Mandakini alias Mukku is a Hindu priest’s daughter in Kedarnath. Her father is not only a priest but owns a guest house and a shop. As they need a porter to carry people up and down the hills, they employ Mansoor, temporarily. Although Mansoor is a Muslim, he worships Lord Shiva, as he earns money as the porter only because of Lord Shiva temple in Kedarnath. Mukku and Mansoor have a common interest in cricket and it makes them fall for each other. In a particular situation, Mukku was emotionally blackmailed and forced to marry some other person. When their marriage was about to happen, something strange happens. Mansoor comes to their rescue. What happened next? Did they unite? Watch the film in theaters!
Sara Ali Khan has got a proper role to make her entry. She is good in her debut movie. Sushant has played his role well. But, Sara’s characterization is better than that of him and hence he seems to have been underplayed. However, their chemistry is excellent and it is sure to impress the audience.
The film is based on the floods that happened in Uttarakhand in 2013. Abhishek Kapoor has scripted the story well, but his characterization of Mansoor could have been better. Sara Ali Khan fits in the role well. At times, she resembles her mom, Amrita Singh. Tushar Kanti Ray’s cinematography is adorable. After seeing Tushar’s camera angles, we want to visit the place, at least once in our lifetime. The production values are good and the technical values too. The CGI works are extraordinary and it brings us the Uttarakhand floods before the eyes. Although the climax is artificial, it creates some impact. Music didn’t impress much.
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With the real-life incidents as the base, Abhishek Kapoor had made this film with a good team. This is a good launch pad for Sara and she is an excellent choice for the role. Although there are a few negatives in the film, the chemistry of the stars, the cinematography and the CGI works make us sit back in our seats. Kedarnath – A good start for Sara!
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