CAST & CREW
A typical inter-caste love story based in the timeline of Partition, with some the best actors of the yesteryears being the part of the film; the movie, was also the launch pad for the Bollywood newbies like Luv Sinha and Ferena Wazier.
Plot: The movie revolves around the love story that happened in backdrop of Indo-Pak Partition. During the Partition, Rajveer ( Rishi Kapoor) and Amrit (Rekha), a Lahore based family had to seek refuge in Amritsar just like many refugees who suffered the same fate. They found an abandoned house left off by Pervez Shahbudin who fled to the other part (Pakistan), Rajveer and Amrit seek shelter in the abandoned house and within the house they find an abandoned boy who was left behind by the Muslim family. Rajveer and Amrit then raise him as his foster parents by the name of Ishaan (Luv Sinha).
During a summer vacation Ishaan travels to Kashmir for holidays and falls in love with a Muslim girl named Chandni (Ferena Wazier), who to his amazement also belongs to Amritsar. Just like the usual lover boy he tells about his love to his parents and then plans to go to her house and ask for her hand in marriage. That’s when tragedy occurs as they get to know that Chandni is the grand-daughter of conservative Haji Noor Muhammad, who could never allow any inter-caste marriage in his family. Ishaan (Luv Sinha) faces another setback when he knows that Rajveer and Amrit are his foster parents, and he is a Muslim by birth and to prove this to Chandni’s family Rajvir and Amrit then begin a journey to find out Ishaan’s real parents. During their travel they come across Benazir ( Hema Malini) and Pervez Shahbuddin ( Javed Sheikh), who turn out to be the real parents of Ishaan and finally knowing the truth Chandni’s family happily agrees for their marriage. Analysis The storyline of the movie is too old, and there have been many movies based on the relatively similar storyline, so it fails to excite the audience. Apart from the yesteryear legendary actors of the movie, the movie also reminds of the yesteryear movies where the hero would dance, ski and romance with the heroin on the snowcapped hills of Kashmir. A typical inter-caste love story.
Performances: The veteran actors of the yesteryear’s fame haven’t been able to put up the kind of performances they’ve given in years before. The debut couple of Luv Sinha and Ferena Wazier failed to deliver with the kind of euphemistic romantic roles that have been given to them. There were hardly any scenes that would have received a standing applause by the audience.
What’s there: That’s a bit of a dicey thing as audiences have been entertained with somewhat similar storylines, so there’s not much in it. If you still haven’t made a trip to Kashmir, and trying to figure out what are the places you can visit during the trip, the movie is a great ambassador for the promotion of tourism of Kashmir. If you still are euphoric to the movies where actors meet each other then fall apart due to religion problems, and then you realize that the hero is not the actual son of his parents, and he was adopted, there’s another twist and finally, the lovers meet.
What’s not there: We can hardly figure out what’s not there because there are so many things that are missing from the movie a good script accompanied by some good level of acting.
Verdict: Apart from the historic timeline of the movie, the story of the film is too old and stale. The film fails to deliver even after so many yesteryear superstars in it. This movie calls for a deep introspection by some of the film-makers in the Bollywood to grow and come up with innovative and sensible movies.
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