The second Valentine week is Divya Khosla Kumar directed Sanam Re starring Pulkit Samrat, Yami Gautam and Urvashi Rautela. Coming from a director who made Yaariyan last year, I did not expect great shakes from Sanam Re and my intuition was Bang On!
Sanam Re tells the story of Aakash (Pulkit Samrat) who is a go-getter living in the city with a maniac Boss (Manoj Joshi) left loose on his back. He hails from a small town Tanakpur where he lived with his parents and photographer Grandfather (Rishi Kapoor) who once told him that his true love could be found 500 steps away from his photo shop. And Aakash does find Shruti (Yami Gautam) only to abandon her for a better life in the city.
Years later the ex-lovers come face to face at a Yoga camp in Canada where Aakash to save his job has gone to woo Mrs. Pablo (Urvashi Rautela) a client of his and sparks fly high. Would Aakash and Shruti fall again in love? What happens to Aakash and Mrs. Pablo’s story? This is one hell of a love triangle which one has to sit and watch till the end if one has the patience to do so ;).
If music could make a movie hit then Divya had proved it with Yaariyan and now she returns with a love story full of romantic numbers and breathtakingly beautiful locales with a weak script. The direction is quite okay however, there is no script that she can boast of. The cinematographer (Sameer Arya) has captured some breathtakingly beautiful locales in Canada, Leh and Himachal Pradesh however, the beautiful frames also need a beautiful story to compliment.
Pulkit Samrat and Yami struggle to deliver while Urvashi Rautela as the third angle in this paper thin love story has nothing to do apart from stipping down to her bare minimum in the freezing locales. Rishi Kapoor as usual delivers a powerful performance in whatever small screen time he gets.
Music is the high point and T-series has a winner in their hands thanks to Amaal Malik, Mithoon, Jeet Ganguly and Raju Singh. The dialogues are cringe worthy and sound quite stupid.
On the whole, this Valentine stay away from Sanam Re!
My Verdict: *