When I went for the movie, it was like sitting on the drenched seat and watching the movie. Well, I meant to say that, the movie was filled with emotions which left tears in the eyes of many people. Like earlier BR Chopra movie, Baghban, this one also has itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s own share of emotions.
The movie is about a father who leaves all the rituals, relations behind to get his widow daughter in law married. Yes, thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s it. Like other movies, this one does not have any suspense or twists in the end but this movie surely leaves a good message which many orthodox families need to learn.
Avinash Kapoor (Salman Khan) son of Balraj Kapoor (Amitabh Bachchan) & Shobhna Kapoor (Hema Malini) falls in love with Malvika – Milli (Rani Mukherjee). It does not take time for love to turn into a beautiful relationship of marriage. But sudden death of Avinash leaves a happy family shattered. Balraj Kapoor understands the agony of his daughter in law and decides to get her married again. But will Malvika agree for the re-marriage? Will Hindu rituals allow re-marriage of widows? Rest of the movie answers all these questions.
Like Vivah, this movie also leaves a good message in the end. Many scenes in the movie are so strong that it can make any person cry. Specially the scene where AvinashÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s son hides himself in the wardrobe of his father to feel the presence of him. The director (Ravi Chopra) did job very well by showing pain of every member of the family. A father who is shattered by the death of his son but the pain of seeing her daughter in law in tears is lot more than loosing his son. A mother who is trying to find Avinash in her grandson but thought of re-marriage keeps her in fear of loosing him. A wife who is left behind without the pillar of her life, spends her nights with tears in her eyes. A son who tries to feel the presence of his father in the house.
All the characters did their job very well specially Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukherjee. Salman Khan was good too, after a long time I found his role very balanced. He is directorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s man with very good acting skills but very few directors knows how to take good skills out of this man. And Ravi Chopra succeeds in this. Hema Malini is sure going to make all the young girls jealous, she looks very beautiful at this age too. And the pair of Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini looks very young and refreshing. There is a very good repot between them. If there were awards for the best pair of the year, it would surely go to Amitabh Bachchan and Hema MaliniÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s bag.
The only bad part in the movie was, Music. Adesh Shrivastava fails to create the magic leaving couple of slow songs apart.
To sum it up:
Story: A very common tale of a family but very beautifully narrated and handled very well by the actors.
Music: BAD. Title song, sung by Amitabh Bachchan and Baawri Piya sung by Sonu Nigam are the only 2 good songs in the movie.
Acting: Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukherjee shines like gems. Rani stands very good chance for best actress award. Hema Malini, Salman Khan, John Abraham were good too. Rajpal Yadav could not make people laugh. Aman Verma is wasted.
Overall, I would give this movie 3.5 stars out of 5.
Predicto Meter: The movie stands a good chance of crossing the hit mark. The movie might not impress teenagers but it is surely going to make our parents cry. It is a must watch for families.