Saawariya Movie Review

Om Shanti Om – Movie Review

Introducing Saawariya:

After classics like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas and Black, Sanjay Leela Bhansali is back with a love story titled Saawariya, starring two star kids, Rishi Kapoor – Neetu Singh’s son Ranbir Kapoor and Anil Kapoor’s daughter Sonam Kapoor. The curiousity and hype surrounding Saawariya is high. So does it live upto the expectations?

Saawariya Story:

A prostitute Gulabji (Rani Mukherjee) introduces the story to us as some fairy tale that once occurred some where in a far away land that looks mystical. Raj (Ranbir Kapoor) is a charming young man who has noone and no place to live. He is a lead singer of RK club and by his words and songs spreads happiness anywhere and everywhere he goes. One night he comes across a young beauty Sakina (Sonam Kapoor) and falls head on heels in love with her. On the second night of their friendship he decides to let her know of his love for her but instead comes to know of her love for Imaan (Salman Khan) who has deserted her with a promise to return back in an years time exactly on the day of Id. With just two days left for Id will Raj be able to win the heart of his lady love? Will Sakina forget the love of her life and agree to Raj’s proposal? Will Imaan return or will the wait continue?

Saawariya Review:

Saawariya is a bore and fails to entertain. Having seen Bhansali’s earlier movies like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas and Black my expectations from the master director was high, but with Saawariya he disappoints for the first time. A wafer thin story line is dragged with too many songs. Basically the story in itself is dull and with a sluggish pace it makes it even harder to sit through. Under Bhansali’s direction Saawariya would be the first movie which leaves you puzzled. You are left with so many questions lingering in your mind, with answers to none.

  • What did Sakina see in Imaan to fall in love with him? She knows nothing about him except for his name then on what basis does she wait for him? Also when did they even have the time to bond so much that she considers him the love of her life? Hardly any communication, how could it lead to romance?
  • Imaan is a mystery. Why does he come and why does he leave? What is his profession? Nothing is known.
  • If Gulabji loves Raj, why did she then get him thrown out of the house and get him beaten when he came to her? What was the reason for her sudden aggression?
  • If Sakina thinks admitting Raj as her friend to her relative will lead to problems with her grandmom. Then how does she justify running around and playing with him on the streets and in her house on the day of id?

Its not just the story that is flawed but almost everything in the movie. The visuals get tedious to watch as it is just dark from the beginning to the end and you crave for some bright light. It’s locales are too far fetched to suit the contemporary world. The only thing that came as relief is the performance of its lead stars. The title track, Masha Allah, Yoon Shabnami are few songs that stand out.

Saawariya Performance:

Ranbir has the right look, right personality and has great talent. Coming from the legendary Kapoor clan, Ranbir Kapoor delivers a knock out performance. He is the heart and soul of the movie and one just can’t get enough of him. Call it inherited skill or a developed one, this young chap is sure to have a great future. His expressions and dialogue delivery was just first-rate and perfect. He is not just a wonderful actor but a marvelous dancer too. Even if Saawariya fails to make an impact, Ranbir is sure to make a place for himself in your hearts. You can undoubtedly see more of him in the coming years as he carries the Kapoor legacy forward.

Sonam Kapoor for a debutant has delivered a decent performance. She has a very infectious smile.

Zohra Segal is just marvelous. She is matchless and has delivered a mind blowing performance.

Rani Mukherjee just as in Laaga Chunari Mein Daag plays the role of prostitute. Unlike Laaga, she is portrayed as a prostitute who’s happy with whatever she is and does. Rani is good. Salman Khan in his very limited role is good too.

Indicine Saawariya Verdict:

To sum up, Saawariya is one of the weakest films directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Except for the performances by the lead stars and a few songs, there is nothing that the movie offers. As a movie it disappoints! But do watch it once for Ranbir Kapoor, he’s brilliant!

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ (Ranbir Kapoor Shines)

Om Shanti Om – Movie Review

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55 Comments

  • I watched Sawariya and found the film to be excellent. If you have not understood the film say you did not , dont say the film is bad. It was beautiful to watch, great sets, the acting by both the newcomers was good, Rani Mukherji did a fabulous job, Salman had a small but apt role. The music was awesome. It was as if a poem was being recited on screen, reminded me of a beautiful dreamy English peom.

    SLB movies are brilliant and a piece of art, definitely not for masses who take interest in crap/meaningless movies like OSO.
    Some retards wrote the following comments; I would like to address these low IQ commoners:
    Commoner’s Comment: The movie is dark with the film having blue shades throughout.
    My reply: Pay attention in the movie hall and keep your mouth shut when the movie is playing. If you had watched the story without yapping with your friends you could have noticed that this is a story of 2 characters that meet only during night hours, there is not a single shot in the movie which has day time in it. Obviously the movie has blue shade throughout. It still looked beautiful.

    Commoner’s Comment: There were too many songs.
    My Reply: You are a hypocrite. The music review of Sawariya is great, so what problem do you have sitting there and listening to melodious songs. I am sure you wont have any problem listening to crap lyrics like dard-e-disco (you really have a bad ear and taste).

    Commoner’s Comment: The story is boring.
    My Reply: My dear friend, what was in the story that you did not like?? This story was adapted from Fyodor Dostoevsky-White Nights, a highly acclaimed story, who are you to give bad reviews about it. First make an effort to read it. OSO is about punar janam, and people still loving the movie, are you out of ur mind.

    Conclusion: Keep an open mind, all movies need not be the same with a hero and his silly heroine dancing away to senseless songs, this movie is different and may not appeal to all but it is definitely not a bad film……kudos to SLB …he is a genius.




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  • hey come on sawairya was good ,in fact i liked it better than oso,was astraight simple love story,i guess each one has his own peception, and a romantic will love it,very clean and beautifully made movie,oso was too crazy how can one even make such amovie,but then the masses like the madness!!!the new comers of sawariya were breathtaking and a much too good , and u leave the movie with a calm in your heart.




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  • HORRIBLY shot, directed and no storyline.
    SLB needs to refund all the monies to theaters and in turn to customer who went on through this nightmarish experience.
    All shades of blue made me feel sick and nausea.
    This flim is a whore shit showing all whores in fancy clad sarees and dancing to the tunes of a new comer who cant even press their boobs let alone fuck them. This new comer can only show his butts like a gay inviting his ass to the public and wanting to get fucked!
    Hehehehe
    Also this flim depicts islam very stereotype. The scene in which all the mullas dance after sighting the moon looked funny and even osama bin laden would have laughed on seeing the shot.
    And who is Iman? What work does he do? Why he comes exactly on a pre determined date? Aint he on OT? Why cant he come late? And why only after an year? Does he even look like a soldier to work for his country? I suppose he is a Taliban mullah, a very pious soldier in a taliban uniform!
    However, acting by Zohra is very commendable.
    She is brilliant even at this age
    Over all Sawariya defies logic and is very much a torture throughout. Especially the song in which the whores dance for the 2nd time.
    If Ranbir is so much by pure in heart, why doesn’t he proselytizes the whores into a better respectable earnings in the country whose PCI is supposed to be more than USD. 10,000.
    And where are his parents who cannot even give him reasonable amount of money for lodging but can afford sexy clothings to impress sonam.
    Saawariya is a joke on our eyes and mind after all.




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  • :d :d :d :d :d =(( =(( =(( =(( =(( =(( =(( =(( =(( :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: how dare does anyone call ranbir kapoor ugly i am his gr8 est fan i have watched the movie myself 4 times i luv it u fuckers cannot understand art u ppl r entirely consumed by shit………..

    RANBIR ROX

    WITH

    SONAM………………..

    THEY R THE BEST………………………………………………………..N FUTURE STARZ OF indian cinema………….

    :cool: :* :blink: :blink: :x :x :x :x :x :) :) =(( =(( =((




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  • =(( =((how dare any1 say that saawariya isnt gud ..i saw d movie ..IT ROCKS!!!!! :yeh: :x

    ITS NOT MEANT FOR GENERAL PUBLIC BUT MEAT FOR ART , PARALELL CINEMA AND PEOPLE WHU UNDERSATDN MOVIE ..
    I HV D ANSWER 2 EACH FLAW ROTE THE BY THE PERSON !!!

    What did Sakina see in Imaan to fall in love with him? She knows nothing about him except for his name then on what basis does she wait for him? Also when did they even have the time to bond so much that she considers him the love of her life? Hardly any communication, how could it lead to romance?

    ANSWER- LOVE DOESNT MEANS ANY COMMUNICTAION OR A SEX 6 PACK AB …IT MEANS FAITH AND SHE HAD FAITH IN SALMAN THAT HE WILL COME …AND YA EVER HEARD OF TEH TERM LOVE @ FIRST SITE?? THATS WHAT HAPPENED INTHIS CASE!!!
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    Imaan is a mystery. Why does he come and why does he leave? What is his profession? Nothing is known.

    ANSWER: WELL SAKINA SAID THAT HE WORKS FOR THE COUNTRY AND YA WHY IS THIS THING IMPROTANT??? ONLY ONE THIGN IS IMPORANT THAT IS THE LOVE OF RAJ FOR SAKINA ..OHKIES???
    CUZ THIS STORY IS MAINYL ABOUT RAJ N SAKINA …ZOHRA SEHGAL , RANI AND SALMAN ARE ALL JUST SIDE KICKS!!!
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    If Gulabji loves Raj, why did she then get him thrown out of the house and get him beaten when he came to her? What was the reason for her sudden aggression?

    ANSWER: SHE GOT AGGRESIVE ..AS SHE DID NOT WANT THAT RAJ SHUD EARN A BAD NAME AFTER LIVING WITH HER ..AND IF SHE WUD HV SED NO HE WUDNT HV AGREED WE ALL KNOW SO SHE THREW HIM OUT AND TOLD HIM NOT 2 COME THERE AGAIN CUZ “LATO KE BHOOT BATO SE NAHIN MANTE”
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    If Sakina thinks admitting Raj as her friend to her relative will lead to problems with her grandmom. Then how does she justify running around and playing with him on the streets and in her house on the day of id?
    ANSWER: SHE WAS HAPPY …SOO HAPPY AND SO MAD TO DO ANYTHING AND THINK ANYTHING HER LOVE WAS RETURNING !!1 OHKIE??
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    STOP COMPARING FILMS WITH EACH OTHER AND COMPARING THIS FILM WITH SLB’S OTHER FILMS ..ITS A UNIQUE FILM …TOLD IN A POETICAL WAY …ITS A MUSICAL SAD LOVE STORY !!!!
    NOT MEANT FOR GENERAL PUBLIC ..MENAT FOR PEOPLE WHU R LOVERS OF PARALELL CINEMA , ARTISITC AND HAVE A GOOD UNDERSTANDING BOUT LOVE AND SACRIFICES OF LOVE …OHKIES??? FOR PEOPEL WHU LOVED “rUDAALI” COME WATCH THIS FILM ..!!!!

    :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:THIS FILM ROCKS!!! :yeh: :yeh: :bow: :bow:
    SANJAY DID THE BEST JOB !!!

    [email protected]!!!




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  • amazing movie .indian cinema never create a film like this or director like bhansaali.yaar u r too good .such a great story .i am 17 year old and love u and this film.i give uncountable stars for sawariya .
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  • i simply loved the film it was tremendous a fantabulious mixture of hollywood and bollywood i cried seeing the film it was beyond my words from khamoshi to hum dil de chuke sanam, devdas,black and know saawariya all made me cry i come across thousands of people everyday and out of those i like only one in the same way i like only you i.e Mr .Sanjay Leela Bhansali you are my ideal sir and definately going to follow your path thankyou sir for giving such a beautiful film to our industry.

    your biggest fan
    Harsh Daga




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  • HEY ALL………..I THINK AFTER A LONG TIME SANJAY HAS MADE ANOTHER MOVIES..I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOWARD FOR THIS MOVIE..HOPE TURNS OUT GUD LIKE SANJAY’S OTHER MOVEIS……….I DONT THINK THIS MOVIE IS GOING TO BE A HIT LIKE OTHER MOVIES OF HIM…CAUSE THERE IS ANOTHER MOVIES WHICH IS ALREADY HIT..NONE OTHER THEN OM SHANTI OM………..I THINK THIS MOVIE IS GOING TO BE HIT………ANYWAYS GUD LUCK FOR BOTH MOVIES……….THEY ALL HAV WORKED HARD…TC N BYE
    nOOR




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  • waste of money- totally crap fell asleep half way through and when i got up towards the ending it felt it had been paused all that time as it was still on the same storyline and felt that the movie haden’t moved on. can someone pls tell me why was sonam a muslim in this movie?????? wat was the point. and why was she acting all gigglish and weird? she is a crap actress randhir was good. SO BORINGGGGGGGGGG




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  • What a bore movie. My hard earned twenty dollars gone down the drain. I went for the movie just because the name Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Movie is a pain for the eyes, and devoid of any story line. I felt as I was watching a stage theatre of a novice director. I just kept waiting for the story to start, and suddenly saw the ‘The End’. I never felt so disgusted after watching a movie.
    But kudos to the promos and the marketing team, which took me to the theatre.

    Bachpan me ek muhavara suna tha, aaj dekh liya. Naam bade aur darshan chhotey. Kismat ko kos raha hoon. But if someone has spent 35 crore. then somebody has to pay for it.
    Amen.




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  • The songs,The movie,the set,the actors..everything was perfect.It had a story(not a very lenghty story but still enjoyable)….I loved it…Watching Saawariya is not at all a loss to anyone.

    Why OSO?Ghost in 20th century?Will any one believe it…

    Saawariya was superb.There was a variety.Instead of moving frm sets to sets they completed the whole movie in a single set which was superb.

    No one should ever say any thing dissappoing abt any movie.It will prevent people frm watching the movie.Saawariya is a good movie.Ranbir and Sonam have a great future.

    I heard many bad comments abt saawariya aft its release on 8th nov.But I loved the songs and Sanjays movie.So We went to see the movie on 11th Nov.But it was not at all a waste.Saawariya is cool….

    People pls dont insult anyone….Syed Jawahar -u r irritating.Affronting people is not at all intresting.

    People go and see Saawariya..but dont expect an emotional drama but 3-4 days in the life of 2 people
    .This is not boring.Sanjay created the movie as beautiful as it can be evr made.Dont compare the set to reality.Just enjoy and get involved in it.Saawriys is a gooood mooovie….. :bow:




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  • ‘Saawariya’ may be liked by people who like art films & also Ranbir n Sonam …But as a matter of fact , theres nothing entertaining in the movie. For a movie buff like me , it was jus a hell of an experience watchin it..Towards the end , i removed my watch and try to check whether its working or not..!
    Luckily i didn waste money on to a theater (Thanks to this website , specially Syed Jawahar) so i downloaded it from the internet …But sadly , the movie wasnt even worth watchin for free. .. :( ….

    One suggestion to all masala movie lovers…. If u have trouble sleepin at night , watch this movie…Am sure its a great lullaby & u’ll go to sleep maybe even before the intermission .

    Hope Ranbir & Sonam go by the script for their next film , not by the director…




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  • Looks like the ppl writing review don’t have any ideas about movies….:angry: they are sooooo f***ed up with their own stupid ideas….. guys… Sawariya is not a regular movie…. didn’t you notice… its an art movie… this movie is not comparable….. its different… there hasn’t any movie created to match with this one… its not those regular movies that we get to watch every time….. well… I think its a really brilliant piece of art that Bansali created….. You should watch the movie yourself to know what the movie was all about….. ppl are just too insensitive to feel anything…. or maybe they watch movie just to laugh and dance…….. so immature… where has the value of movie or film gone???….. =((




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  • I personnaly felt that the movie did not meet up to my expectation. It could be that I had too much of a high expectation since it was directed by SLB. Though, I did like the songs. I think what made me watch the movie in the theatre are the songs. The trailer made it seem like it was a great movie but then again the trailers are always made that way. I watched OSO as well, I did not like that movie either but it was a bit more appealing because of its humours. It was a lot livelier than Saawariya that is for sure. I understand that the RK and SK’s characters had to meet at night but it does not stop them to interact with other characters during day light. They did not have a condition that they need to interact with everyone at night. The theatre becomes dark itself when the movie starts and if there is no light in the movie than obviously viewers are going to start to be agitated. I guess the main reason for this movie is to launch the new stars which I found were good. Salman looks awful wearing eye liner, I mean who is trying to be, Johnny Depp from Pirates of the Caribbean. I am sorry but not all guys look good wearing eye liner, it made his big eyes pop out even more. Anyway, all together Saawariya is not a movie that one can watch at the theatre but to watch at home where there is an option to pause and stretch before enduring rest of the movie.




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