129 Min. | Drama | June 2015
IMDB Rating: 6.6
Director: Mohit Suri
Staring: Emraan Hashmi, Vidya Balan, Rajkummar Rao
Hamari Adhuri Kahaani Review: Mohit Suri’s ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahaani’ is an inconsistent, yet watchable tragic love-story! Its brooding with sadness and although its never entirely convincing, this story still has a few moments, that evoke a certain emotion within you. Its flawed, but not without its pluses! In the film ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahaani’ five years after the mysterious disappearance of her husband, a woman becomes romantically involved with a wealthy hotelier and together they confront her past. ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahaani’ is a tragedy and hence the film mostly deals with the downs of life. The main characters are finely written, but they are so sad beneath, that after a point, you’re exhausted. No, this isn’t a depressing story, but at its heart, its an incomplete love saga about two people who just can’t be one.
Mahesh Bhatt and Shagufta Rafiq’s screenplay is impressive in parts, but lags otherwise. While the first-hour moves a slow-pace, the second-hour slips into full on tragedy mode. However, the final act is unconvincing. The culmination, especially, doesn’t work. The writing isn’t bad, but it could’ve been stronger and more convincing. Mohit Suri’s direction is decent. Cinematography is alright. Editing is loose at times. Mithoon, Jeet Ganguly and Ami Mishra’s Songs are wonderful. Raju Singh’s background score is excellent, as well.
Vidya Balan is earnest in her portrayal of a women torn between a broken marriage and a relationship she can’t accept due to her morales. Though her character is regressive, Balan makes her believable, despite the script’s loopholes. Emraan Hashmi is brilliant and also the scene-stealer. He is mature, subdued and absolutely perfect as the sympathetic hero. Rajkumar Rao has a small role, but he leaves a mark as the hard-to-love husband. Namit Das is passable. Prabal Panjabi and Narendra Jha are adequate. Suhasini Mulay is terrific a cameo. On the whole, ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahaani’ is a so-so fare.