Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Sara Ali Khan, Pooja Gor, Nitish Bharadwaj
Direction: Abhishek Kapoor
This story is about a Muslim guy, Mansoor, who is a pithoo (human porter) at Kedarnath and a Hindu girl, Mandakini, whose parents are priests. The two of them fall in love with each other, shaking the norms and beliefs of the society. Little did they know that their home was going face more dangers, the devastating floods of 2013 just added to their misery. The film’s second half revolves around the floods and each and every scene of the movie captures your eyes and doesn’t let go.
The story develops between two opposite natured and religious believers, Mansoor and Mukku who is played by Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan respectively. Mukku is a bold and rebellious girl who has set her foot on the earth to change systems. She believes in doing what her hearts wants and takes no shame in that. This outspoken character was brilliantly executed by the debutant, Sara, which by the way, is really difficult to make out as her acting skills were 10/10. Nitish Bharadwaj plays Mukku’s father who is a priest and keeps his foot down by disagreeing in inter-faith relations. His character resembles every stereotypical father in India. Sushant gives a power-pack performance like always. His acting skills are on point. His character, Mansoor, goes through a lot of trouble because of falling in love with a Hindu girl. However, he wasn’t the first one who fell in the trap of love with Mukku, his calmness attracted Mukku so much that she couldn’t help but fall in love with him and we don’t blame her for that! A well known TV star, Pooja Gor plays Mukku’s elder sister.
Abhishek, a sensitive director, has stayed faithful to the story. He has made use of lot of VFX to capture the disaster, making the viewer feel fear and anguish at times. The direction is brilliant and highlights all the main parts of the story. The two theme of floods and a love story has be mixed well with each other giving a fantastic output. However, few romantic scenes seems repetitive but we don’t mind seeing the cute chemistry between these two love birds again and again.
Tushar Kanti Ray’s cinematography captures the beautiful Kedarnath. Composer Amit Trivedi sets the vibe of the movie with Namo Namo in the opening scenes which has now become people’s favourite. Songs like Sweetheart and Qaafirana also act as a cherry on the cake.
Cinespeaks Verdict- One should definitely not miss this movie. It displays an amazing love story with great visuals and presentation. The few repetitive scenes can be ignored if one has total focus on the new fresh face, Sara.
Cinespeaks gives 4 stars.
WRITTEN BY: RUJUTA THETE