Movie review 'Sanam Re': Expensive trip to exotic locations

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ROHIT BHATNAGAR
Published Feb 13, 2016, 12:24 am IST
Updated Feb 17, 2016, 12:43 pm IST
Sanam Re is not a love story to be watched on this Valentine’s Day.
A still from the movie Sanam Re
 A still from the movie Sanam Re
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Cast: Pulkit Samrat, Yami Gautam, Urvashi Rautela, Rishi Kapoor
Director: Divya Khosla Kumar

Do you love snow? If yes, then Sanam Re is for you. Second time director, Divya Khosla Kumar, takes you on a free holiday to the exotic locales filled with ice sheets at the cost of your ticket. Beginning with the cliché childhood romance to sacrificing for true love, Sanam Re has everything that could leave you depressed to the core.

 

Akash (Pulkit Samrat) is a guy from the small town, Tanakpur, where you won’t see sunlight ever. He believes in all those fairytale love stories, which his grandfather (Rishi Kapoor) shares with him since his childhood. With the most regular formula, Akash finds his true love in his neighbour-cum-schoolmate Shruti (Yami Gautam). The two start seeing their future together, but Akash’s ambition of becoming rich ruins their relationship. Akash moves to Mumbai.

While chasing his dreams, Akash meets the bikini babe Ms Pablo aka Akansha (Urvashi Rautela) at a yoga camp, and pretends to fall for her to get the contract for his company in order to save his job. Destiny has its own plans as Akash meets Shruti in the camp. The two discover the love, eventually, but guess what? Their love story remains incomplete due to the most expected mishap. Well, you guys are smart enough to predict.

In the dire need to save the script, writers Hussain Dalal and Sanjeev Datta induced unnecessary gay humour that will make your head spin. Seems like Divya Khosla Kumar tried to re-create Nicholas Spark’s magic on screen, but she failed miserably. However, it turned out to be a failure. Divya Khosla Kumar needs to brush up her directing skills since her direction looks like a holiday package for the entire team.

The only good thing about Sanam Re is that it is a 120-minute movie. And… if you thought this is how a love story is suppose to be, trust me on this one, you wouldn’t want to watch anymore love stories. Sanam Re is not a love story to be watched on this Valentine’s Day.

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