• 13 Oct - 19 Oct, 2018
  • Omair Alavi
  • Reviews

Every now and then there comes a film with a fresh lead cast that leaves an outstanding effect on the audience; there was Love Storyin the early 80s, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and Main Ne Piyar Kia in the late 80s, Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai at the turn of the century where one or both leads went onto has a glorious career in Bollywood. By that logic – and if Loveyatri becomes a huge hit – Warina Hussain might get some good roles in coming days because the guy Aayush Sharma for whom Salman Khan produced the film doesn’t seem impressive at all.

What else would you expect from a film where the hero is named Susu (short for Sushrut) and the heroine Michelle (yes, Obama wali)! In this non-stop 2-hour torture, you cringe whenever the hero is addressed and in the end feel like being part of a kindergarten class. Also, the simplistic form of narration is used here where a loser boy meets an ambitious girl, falls in love and then breaks up because of the ‘father’ and finally reconciles with her in another country because their love was pure. The plot resembles Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and countless other films released in last 20 years, so before you decide to dent your pocket, think of the wastage of time and do yourself a favour by staying out.

Salman Khan is known as Bhaijan of Bollywood and when someone is in his good books, he makes sure they don’t have to worry about anything. Aayush Sharma is his adopted sister Arpita’s husband and that’s enough reason for Salman to bankroll his debut film despite both of them sharing limited expressions and same kind of acting. Yes, Sallu Bhai has improved over the years but that’s because he showed promise in his first film which isn’t there in Aayush’s case. Furthermore, a hero named Susu in a film is a no-no and it would have been better had director Abhiraj Minawala done something about it than trying to impress toddlers.

As for the leading lady Warina, she comes out as a wannabe Katrina Kaif but with better Urdu/Hindi diction and could be one for the future if she tries hard. She could dance, look cute, and get angry which is not what many young actresses can do in one film. The rest of the cast including Ronit Roy were there just for the sake of being there and if you have seen his last few films, one would have expected him to blurt out that he wasn’t the father but his friend who adopted the daughter for money. Thankfully, he didn’t but if he had, the film would have ended on a better note than the Garba dance in London.•