Movie Review – Sanam Teri Kalam

Star Cast – Harshwardhan Rane, Mawra Hocane

The film starts off with everybody congratulating the leading lawyer Inder Lal Parihar aka Inder ( Harshvardhan Rane) for his win in an important case and we see him stand under a huge tree which bears the name of Saraswati Parihar ( 1984- 2015). The flash back takes us to Inder’s I-care-a-damn attitude that makes Saraswati Parthasarthi aka Saru’s extremely righteous and religious father Jayaram Parthasarthi hate him.

Saru and Inder are totally opposite characters. Sanam Teri kasam is all about finding love in unexpected places. Saru despite being a beautiful and obedient daughter gets rejected by the prospective grooms as she is a self proclaimed ‘Vibhuti aunty’.

Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru have created a family tale saga which has some old world charm to it. A charming simplicity and an Arcadian innocence runs through the movie. The writing is sensible and effective. The simple and realist characters of Inder and Saru engulfs the viewer. There is not just one but many sequences that leave you in tears. Heart feels heavy by the end of second half and one wishes to cry out loud. Sanam Teri kasam came as a wonderful gift this valentine season. It reaffirms the fact that it is not very difficult to make a romantic film which is captivating and emotionally fulfilling.

As for the performances, Mawra Hocane playing Saru is a  Pakistani actress who is well established as a VJ, model and actress. She excels in the film with her extremely believable and superlative performance. Harshvardhan Rane on the other hand, a well known name down south, also puts an above average act.Had the film’s music been promoted a bit more aggressively, it just could have worked wonders for the film.

Kudos to Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru for presenting us a magnificent love story.

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