Cast: Aayush Sharma, Warina Hussain, Ram Kapoor, Ronit Roy.
Director: Abhiraj Sharma
Producer: Salman Khan
Salman Khan Films introduces two upcoming stars, Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain in the upcoming musical romantic film, LoveYAtri.
The story follows the journey of an unambitious charming guy named Sushrut or Susu as he’s fondly called. He is only passionate about dancing his life out, and is dreaming of opening his own Garba Academy in Vaddodra. He finds lack of attention from his parents, which is refilled by his Mama who is very supportive and loving towards him. On the other hand, there is an extremely classy girl named Michelle, who stays back in United Kingdom. She wishes to visit her motherland India. Her father happens to fulfil her wish and they visit India. Their leave is stretched out for 9 more days in order to witness the absolutely enthusiastic festival of Navratri. Sushrut and Michelle meet each other during the Garba dance, Susu falls head over heels in love at a single glimpse of her. He leaves no stones unturned to impress her and steal away her affection. The only time by when he can accomplish this was the nine festive days. Both were doing great, eventually Michelle flees back to UK due to some misunderstanding which occurred between the two. Sushrut too decides to visit her and get all the uneven things clear. By the time he could spread his charm over, he faces her dad. The film then happens to take an interesting twist.
It is a typical romantic movie with very few surprising elements in it. It is a straightforward love story – nothing more, nothing less. The makers clearly set out to create a sugary film, so they do that with enthusiasm and tons of nostalgic appeal. Debutant director Abhiraj Minawala plays it safe by sticking to a tried and tested formula, focusing on mushy moments to create drama. The problem is that there are too many sweet nothings in between, and that doesn’t help an unambitious screenplay. The characters are likeable, but the story doesn’t make you feel for them because there is little conflict of note and whatever arises is doused with ease. Besides the typical love story, the film is also said to be the musical journey, which is absolutely justifying. There are several melodious and mind-blowing songs in the film which will surely mesmerize you. Several songs have already been trending, in the playlists as well as in the sub-conscious minds of viewers. Especially Chogada, the song which gave the great hype to the film. The songs are surely gonna make you tap your legs and shake your booty this Navratri. It’s evident that Aayush and Warina are raw, but both have a charming screen presence with enough chemistry. Since the story requires them to be innocent and native young lovers, this inexperience works in their favor. Ayush’s boyish appeal is likeable, although his first film doesn’t give him a chance to show much range as an actor. Warina is no less than Aayush in terms of delivering an impressive performance. Despite the fact that she comes from a non-filmy background, Warina tends to be a tough competition to all the debut actors this year. Her innocence will surely make you fall for you once in those two and a half hours of duration. As the supporting cast, Ram Kapoor and Ronit Roy are absolutely brilliant. The film delivers a strong performance and a lovely chemistry. Abhiraj’s directorial debut was average and we hope to see several different films from him.
Cinespeaks Verdict: The nostalgic romantic-musical journey delivers an impressive performance from the raw artists. The music of the film is the most delicious serving. The film should be enough to satiate die-hard romantics.
Cinespeaks gives 3 stars to the film.
Written by: Aakash Gala