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

  • Mr. Dip if u have so much of Problems with Muslims then brother why dont u just go n fuck your own mother as she gave birth to a bastard who create un necessary problems. :angry:




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  • wot rating it has……………..it must get 0……………….it was silly movie………………..wid no light =))…………sanjay ji has lost his senses =))……….it was a verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry stupid movie………………..u feel lyk running out of the theater




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  • i think the movie was ok

    its the first movie for the new comers so i didn’t keep my expectation high
    but the two new comers were very adorable
    sonam had a very cute smile and talent and Ranbir has great talent these two are gonna go long way. This was not the best movie but u also hav to remember that its the first movie for these 2 new comers. I don’t blame the actor i blame Sanjay Leela Bhansali. WTF were u thinkin? i like the actors and actresses actin but the story line, well there are no words to expain how bad the story line is so i not even gonna try.

    i like the way Syed Jawahar thinks, nice way to show wat u mean




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  • I absolutely love this movie, I think it’s different from the “usual” indian movies. The scenery is great, costumes are fantastic and actors are brilliant! All in all I think it’s a very emotional movie!




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  • I just shut my eyes and didn’t read all the comments above except the review. Just don’t understand yet.. a movie which I considered while watching it ( BEST OF SANJAY LEELA BHANSALI) and was amazed by the direction and the great cinematography, amazed and my heart was beating while listening to a great. great. music, this movie which I’ve seen ( 3 times) in cinema.. how could it be – boring – for some people?? How people couldn’t evaluate this great job?? How couldn’t people feel the magical hand which made this movie?? How.. How.. How??

    Just got nothing to say except: Definetly who wrote the above review, and people whom considered the movie ( a bore) were blind while wathcing it!! or they never sense the beauty of anyting, and only – masala – movies, stupid comedies would interest them.
    SLB deserves best director award with Aamir Khan for TZP, with SRK for Chakde India. I never admired Mr. Bhansali, before but admired him (only) after watching Saawariya.




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  • Well I’ve read most of the comments, some say it was awesome, some say it was awful.
    I think that although it was hilarious to watch, it is very, very different from other Hindi movies.
    There are many layers beneath this story. You just have to open your eyes and mind.
    The actors, especially Ranbir Kapoor, did an excellent job. Although Raj was too good-natured for his own good.
    The songs were incredibly good. So was the dancing.
    I’d watch the movie over and over just for the songs and dance moves.
    Not a spectacular movie, but it was beautiful in a strange way.




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  • I want to read this comment by Ranbir kapoor-hi, u have not work well in this movie,because it was over acting ,if u act by urself not mimic others then i am sure u will be a best actor- so pls act as u like not try to copy others acting.




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  • I actually loved Saawariya…..

    And, I celebrated its first birthday
    If you don’t know how to appreciate Sanjay Leela Bhansali Ji’s work,
    than I have no idea what you can do

    It was magical and enchanting




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  • Really people; you cannot be waiting for all the movies to be with extreme fx, cars, explosions, fights, sex and technology. This is a movie where all the details are carefully placed with harmony. Music and images are beautiful. Some people do not get this kind of movies; that’s fine, I guess not all movies are made for all kind of people. But for people who do know and appreciate art, music, photography, dance and a good story, this is a work of art. Believe me I do know what I’m talking about. If you are in the music business or have experience with music production, you know and understand these kind of elaborated pieces. Some of the songs like “Chhabeela”, “Jaan-E-Jaan” or “Yoon Shabnami” have exceptional arrangements and the hindu instruments are placed with great expertise and balance with the classical instruments. You will enjoy this songs if you know, really know about music. “The movie will mark your heart forever if you understand art beyond the plastic industry”.

    Jimmy Steel




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