Hamari Adhuri Kahani fails in giving a Gripping Kahani

Hamari Adhuri Kahani fails in giving a Gripping Kahani

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Jun 30, 2017  Updated On : Apr 23, 2018

Hamari Adhuri Kahani was expected to be what the title says, an incomplete love story where the two characters couldn’t meet, whether because fate doesn’t want them to or because Rajkumar Rao doesn’t want them to. However, you get nothing of the sort anywhere in the entire movie. Had it not been for Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi who gave solid performances and even Rajkumar Rao who shines through the role of a misogynistic drunkard, the two and a half hours would have made you sleep.

Vasudha, a single mother, is trying to make ends meet by working in the hospitality industry and Aarav is the tycoon with a chain of hotels around the world who are looking for love and finds it in his employee, talking about gardens and flowers. Too bad, Vasudha has a bad past where her alcoholic, abusive husband wants her to follow societal standards and do whatever a wife should do. As a result, Aarav and Vasudha’s love story suffers a great deal.

What makes you flinch is the manner in which cliché dialogues and scenes have been used to take the story forward. It has been a very 80s type pace for this film which could have taken a mature romance angle, much like Mohit Suri did with Aashiqui 2. But none of the magic happens here even when all three actors have really put their best foot forward. Emraan Hashmi, especially, shines through both in his expressions and dialogue delivery.

One would expect such a film to tug at your hearts. However, none of that seems to happen at all. It is sad to see such amazing performances getting wasted because the script and the narrative are tardy and ineffective. Hamari Adhuri Kahani had a lot of potentials but was marred by clichés and outgrown stereotypes.

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