Search This Blog

celeb wallpaper

sher O shayari

Design Rot


February 6, 2016

Movie Review :Sanam Teri Kasam

Movie Review :Sanam Teri Kasam

Cast:Harshvardhan Rane and Mawra Hocane

Director:Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru


Every good love story has a touch of the absurd. But Sanam Teri Kasam is neither a believable romantic yarn nor are its stabs of stupidity within the realms of the passable.

The film is helmed by not one but two directors, and that’s one too many, but it’s completely directionless.

Its asinine and unending narrative convolutions reinforce long discarded stereotypes about gender roles and the idea of beauty.

In the bargain, it falls back on mothballed devices, including a terminal illness – a deep tumour in the brain, no less – to add a tragic tinge to the mayhem.

Sloppy writing and an abject absence of editorial sharpness are the film’s principal bane.

Director duo Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru do not help matters. They stretch virtually every scene beyond the limits of endurance.

In an inordinately and tediously long hospital scene, every major character is allowed a shot at mawkish sentimentality. But none is able to create so much as a single ripple of genuine emotion.

Sanam Teri Kasam runs for over two-and-a-half hours but gets nowhere.

The slapdash story, for whatever it is worth, is so utterly illogical that the film’s reasonably personable lead actors do not have a chance in hell of rising above the monumental mess.

Telugu movie star Harshvardhan Rane has the looks and screen presence to pass off for a convincing hunk. But surely there is more to acting than looking good.

Debutante Mawra Hocane, a Pakistani VJ taking baby steps in Bollywood, is waiflike and delectably feminine.

But the picture of elegance that she projects is undermined by the inanities that her character has to mouth to justify her presence in the film.

Indeed, the silliness quotient of Sanam Teri Kasam overshadows everything else.
So no matter how hard the lead pair tries to carry a crushing load of rubbish to a level of respectability, its efforts can only be futile.

The plot is brainlessly bizarre. It hinges on a patriarch who forbids his younger daughter to tie the knot simply because the latter’s plain Jane elder sister is unable to get an IIT-IIM Tamil Brahmin grad to marry her.

The male protagonist Inder Parihaar (Rane) hovers around aimlessly in the background.
Dubbed a “shirtless, shameless scoundrel”, he is a tattooed rebel with a dark past. He drowns himself in sexual flings and alcohol-fuelled excesses to tide over his woes.

The heroine Saraswati Parthasarathy (debutante Mawra Hocane, complete with a pair of staid spectacles and an ash-smeared forehead) is the star-crossed neighbour who runs into a wall every time her parents look for a match for her.

The two discover each other when Saraswati decides she needs a makeover and has to reach Inder’s estranged girlfriend, who it turns out is a beauty expert.

But it is the latter, a complete floozy, who is more in need of a new look than anyone else in this film. But that is another story that is quickly buried in the detritus.

The stumbling block is Saraswati’s father Jayram Parthasarathy (Manish Chaudhari, hopelessly miscast as a South Indian) who thinks his daughters will do his bidding come what may.

What makes Sanam Teri Kasam a farce without end is the senseless to-ing and fro-ing that the lovebirds do all through the film as the girl lurches from one ridiculous situation to another.

Matters take a turn for the worse when she finally gets a makeover at the hands of a man (Vijay Raaz) who looks more like a pimp – he probably is one but the screenplay makes no attempt to throw any light on that part of the tale – than a personality grooming wizard.

Saraswati sheds her salwar-kameez and chashma, slips into western attire and promptly starts preening over her pretty face.

Yes, everything in Sanam Teri Kasam is as simple as that.

The film is replete with loose ends. Several of the characters, including the hero’s estranged criminal lawyer-father (Sudesh Berry), float in and out without any logic.

The hero asks the heroine, a librarian, to give him a book that a man who has served an eight-year jail term should read. She fishes out J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. Go figure!

The girl’s father, dead against letting his daughters marry boys of their choice, is seen with an anthology of the love poems of Rumi, which earlier in the film, he asks Saraswati not to read.

The makers of Sanam Teri Kasam are embarrassingly outdated in their thinking – they would have us believe that all that a Parthasarathy girl has to do to attain salvation is become a Parihaar. Which century do they live in?

On an outing to the market, Saraswati, in order to force song and dance situation, gets high on a swig of bhang. In the next scene, she sheepishly asks Inder: “Did I embarrass you?” Embarrassment? That is the understatement of the century.

Sanam Teri Kasam is excruciatingly painful. The torture it inflicts has as much to do with its length as with what transpires between the start and end points.

This is an unmitigated disaster, a travesty of the medium that only a miracle can save from sinking without a trace.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Search This Blog

Google+ Followers

Motorhome hire
For all things Motorhome in the UK.
Lorry lease
Find a Lorry Lease to suit your individual needs
Poker Controller Controllers
Poker controller and controllers for online poker.
Commercial Residential Glass Door Window Vinyl Security Custom Replacements Repairs Toronto
Commercial Glass Door Replacements Repairs. Residential Glass Door Replacement Repair. Window Vinyl Security Custom Replacements Repairs For Window Service In Toronto.
Mekong Delta Tours
Booking mekong delta tour package, mekong river cruise tours or customize your tour to mekong delta Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia with Vietnam Bamboo Travel
Free Online Dating Site, Website Service, Find Singles Online
Free online dating site. Service to find singles local and in the world. Find, meet and make new friends online with men and women singles. First online dating love search service. Meet new friends online today
Vietnam Sapa Tours
Sapa travel, offer all Sapa tour packages: Sapa trekking tour, sapa home-stay tour, ... Explore the most three special markets in Northwest Vietnam.
Cheap Vietnam Halong Bay Cruises
Halong Bay Vietnam - Junk cruises, tours and travel guide - Discover the splendors of Halong Bay aboard luxury boats
River cruise vietnam cambodia
Explore the Mekong River whilst travelling on a luxury river cruise ship. from Ho Chi Minh City all the way to Siem Reap and Angkor Wat
Indochina travel agents
Vietnam Anz Travel is a specialist travel agency servicing international and domestic clients in the Indochina region
Halong Cruises
Comprehensive guides, tips before booking cruises, tours, hotels in Halong Bay- Vietnam
Vietnam Halong Bay Tours
Halong bay tours with luxury cruise packages, Halong bay cruises information and Halong bay kayak experience with overnight on romantic boat in Vietnam
Photo Restoration
Photo Restoration and Photo Repair Specialists. Services include Photo Restoration, Photo Repair and Picture Restoration.
Boat Winterizing at
Products for the proper winterization of your boat including, Winter Covers, Battery Management, Cleaning Products, De-icers, Heaters-Dehumidifiers, Oil Change Systems, Repair Manuals, Trailer Accessories and Winches, Water Flushing Systems
Home Repair and Improvement at EweSystems
All the answers to ypur Home repair and improvement questions.. Make your house shine with these tips and products
Nautical Plumbing Products at JathOnline
Products include Marine Plumbing and Ventilation, Accessories, Bilge Pumps, Blowers and Heaters, Hot Water Heaters, Livewell Pumps, Marine Sanitation, Portable Toilets, Transfer Pumps, Washdown - Pressure Pumps and more...
Navionics Cartography Products at
Products include Classic Foreign, Classic US, Classic US - NavChart, Gold Foreign, Gold US, HotMaps, Platinum Foreign, Platinum Plus US, Platinum US, Silver and more..
Dil Okulu, Yaz Okulu, Work and Study Kanada, Work and Travel Amerika, ogrenci ve H2B Vizesi Programi gibi konularda ingiltere, Amerika, Kanada gibi ulkelerde ucretsiz yurtdisi egitim danismanligi.
surgeon vacancies
Recruitment Agency for the Aesthetic Medical Sector – Jobs in Cosmetic Surgery Clinics, Dentistry, Aesthetic Nursing and for the Cosmetic Surgeon.
Free Sports Contests
BetUSB University of Sportsbooks his a site dedicated to finding, researching, and bringing you sports books, casinos, and online poker rooms. We offer Free Contests, Free Picks, Games, Prizes, and the Biggest Bonuses for you to profit from.
Superb websides with Crafts
Many very good Stores with Crafts. Free Crafts. - Free Online Advertising, Marketplace to Buy and Sell Text Link and Banner Ads for Publishers and Advertisers. Publishers Make Money and Advertisers Promote your Business. is a Free online Advertising website. Buy and Sell ads. Publishers choose the right advertisements for their websites and blogs to maximize their revenue. Advertisers advertise on all publishers website to promote your business.
Mekong Delta Trips
Mekong River Travel, Mekong River Cruises, Mekong Delta Trips
hotel vietnam
Vietnam hotel, hotel vietnam, hotel hanoi, travel vietnam, travel halong, train sapa, train danang, train hue, flight danang, fight nhatrang, flight saigon
Frank Gauthier is the pen name of a real geologist and writers of thrillers. Frank first book is titled A Diamond Worth Killing for. The action takes place in Northern Quebec in the 70 to span to Europe and the United States.
Make Money with Maverick Money Makers Club. Easy Plan 4 Life
Work at Home. It is easier to plan life, with trust income.
Hustler Lingerie - Penthouse Lingerie
Online designer lingerie. Fabulous product range and very competitive prices.
Vietnam Hotel Online bookings for tours, hotels, travel services and cruise packages
Blister Card & Skin Packaging Toronto
Blister card skin packaging service in toronto, ontario (GTA) as markham, scarborough, mississauga. All dedicated & combination runs blister packaging blister cards, clam shell inserts, folding cartons, machinery. Also in Montreal, Buffalo, New York
visit vietnam is the seeking center of best rates among the hotels, rooms, tours, tickets and cars wholesalers around Vietnam. We offer the greatest deals and unbeatable prices which you can never get from other agents.
cantilever sliding gate
Providers of School Security, Security Fencing, Security Gates, Road Blockers, Traffic Control,Security Bollards, Turnstiles, Steel Doors, Secure Storage, Parking Security, Access Control, Automatic Bollards, Bifold Gates, Telescopic Sliding Gates
Massage Toronto Spa Exotic For Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Montreal, New York, Toronto, Vancouver.
Massage Toronto Spa Exotic For Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Montreal, New York, Toronto, Vancouver. Best Toronto Massage Services Best Montreal Massage Spa Services Best Oriental Spas and Massage in Toronto, New York And Las Vegas.
Campers Camping Equipment & Outdoor Accessories
We offer a variety of camping gear, and outdoor camping equipment, great to have on hand whether you are fishing, hiking or just having a relaxing Camping Trip. Shop safe and at ease with us.
Professional photography at affordable prices specialising in Family Portrait, Lifestyle and Product Photography.
The site gives an insight to my work: Portraits, Commercial and Commissions. There is a blog that ranges form the bland to the mundane. You can buy many prints of my work.
Jath Online - Recreation Electronics and Suplies
Find all your Automotive, Boating, RV and Entertainment needs here at JathOnline - Online Shopping made easy
Camping and Outdoor Products
Find all your Camping and Outdoor needs including Compasses, Magnetic, Flashlights, FRS-GMRS Radios, Furniture, Grills, Hydration Products, Knives, Lanterns, Medical Kits, Portable Power, Sleeping Bags, Solar Panels, Tents and much more...
dermal filler
dermill filler resource guide


Follow by Email

Contact Form


Email *

Message *


Search results