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Saawariya Movie Review
  Movie Review : Saawariya
Rating : 2 / 5
Banner : SLB Films
Cast : Ranbir Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Salman Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Zohra Sehgal, Begum Para, Achla Sachdev, and Others
Art : Omung Kumar, Vanita
Screenplay : Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Prakash Kapadia
Cinematography : Ravi Chandran
Choreography : Mallu, Pappu
Producer: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Released Date: November 09, 2007
Saawariya Bollywood Movie Review

The much awaited biggie meant to be pitted against 'Om Shanti Om' is finally out and what looked like an atom bomb about to explode any moment turned out to be a bomb with a weak fuse. Not sure what that means? Well, we are talking about the over hyped Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Saawariya' which cannot be savoured the least bit. A very poor imitation of Fyodor Doestovsky's  'White Nights' and nowhere near it, the story is about two star crossed lovers Raj (Ranbir Kapoor) and Sakina (Sonam Kapoor), it all begins with the penniless, guitar holding, idiosyncratic Raj coming to a fairyland kind of town with no food to eat but diamond studs on ears, however , he bumps across this lonely girl standing in the middle of the night Sakina (Sonam) and then on tries to woo her first with friendship and later with love. Raj is in no position to accept Sakina's past and how his friendship pulls him into a black hole of madness, Romance and desire forms the rest of the story. The characters of Imam (Salman Khan) and Gulab ji (Rani Mukherjee) need no mention here as there are too many loose ends which is hard to explain even by Sanjay.

Saawariya Hindi Cinema Review

Too much of attention on the blue color and the opulent sets which form the strength of Sanjay Bhansali's creation seems to have played the culprit and he had no grip whatsoever on the screenplay or the quality of the story.  One simply wonders how he thought he could pull off something like that by spending so much money on nothing. The story lacks content, direction is mediocre, and presentation is haphazard with a song every seven minutes. The songs by Pritam are like comets who take off very well and disappear in no time, except the title track none of the songs can be carried on.  One will pity the fresh faces Ranbir and Sonam who formed some credit of the film but yet again their roles have been so hampered that the characters lost their identity in the grandeur of the sets.The point of frustration reaches its peak with Salman's ten minute role has many loose end dialogues which leaves the audience sitting sheepishly trying to figure out the answers. Rani Mukherjee is there but for no reason. Cinematographer Ravi Chandran must have had few cups of tea in the shoot as there is not much scope for any camera work except for 3-4 straight cut shots which have been executed well. How can a small town be a mixture of Venice, Gothic and  Sardenian architecture home by home at one place??? So much about the opulent sets. The list goes on with annoyance which is pointless now like the movie..

Saawariya Filem Review

All in all, a disastrous blunder with an over bloated theme of blue . Give a few passing marks to the innocence of the boy and girl who made their debut who did not realize they were on a sinking boat but were doing their best to bring about some cheer. Salman, Rani and Zohra Sehgal greatly underutilised. It will take a while for Sony to finance another Indian project and Director Sanjay Bhansali must understand that what the audience need in a tender love story is the capture of emotions which they can relate to in real lives not plastic expressions and artificial fairylands which is filled with prostitutes running around with not much to do.

Bharatstudent Verdict : A strongly recommended 'NO' unless you have been missing a lot of blue in your life or if you want to give a look at the new faces.

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