Set against the backdrop of the Mumbai floods on July 26th 2005, Tum Mile is a love story directed by Kunal Deshmukh of Jannat fame. The movie stars Emraan Hashmi and Soha Ali Khan in lead roles and like most Vishesh produced films, Tum Mile has blockbuster music by Pritam. Touted as Hashmi’s most expensive film to date, the expectations are high from the Bhatt – Emraan combo. Do they deliver?
26th July 2005 – the day when the city of Mumbai came to a standstill and close to 1000 people died in the heaviest rainfall ever recorded in the city for a 24 hour period. But amidst the tragedy, it reunited 2 ex-lovers. The movie is about Akshay (Emraan Hashmi) and Sanjana (Soha Ali Khan), who are opposites in every possible way. While Akshay is a struggler from a middle class family, Sanjana is passionate about her work and is the daughter of a filthy rich industrialist. The two, who once shared a lovely relationship together, meet up on a flight back to Mumbai on the fateful night. But what begins as a routine flight back turns into one of the most eventful and unforgettable days of their lives.
Tum Mile Review
Why Tum Mile is a highly recommended watch this weekend
- Its been long since we witnessed a well-executed love story and Kunal Deskmukh with Tum Mile excels as a story teller. The romance is real, effective and extremely engrossing.
- The downpour, the whole setting of the floods and the rains that lashed Mumbai on 26/7 effectively casts a spell on the viewer. The fear, the ruthlessness of nature is very well captured.
- The chemistry between Emraan and Soha adds immense value to the film. While the romantic sequences in Cape Town, have that seen-many-times-before feeling, its their sparkling chemistry that works.
- Emraan Hashmi puts across yet another fabulous performance. Here is an actor who deserves much more, yet sadly under-rated. In his very own words he seems “destined not to do movies outside the Bhatt camp”.
- Soha Ali Khan excels in every scene and delivers a very mature performance.
- Pritam’s music blends beautifully into Tum Mile, very situational and melodious. The title track and Dil Ibadat stand out.
- Dialogues are straight out of any couples lives. Nothing filmy, nothing unreal and to the point.
- Cinematography is fantastic. Cape Town, South Africa has been beautifully captured and so are the flood scenes.
Negatives, not much really
- More of struck-in-the-rain sequences would have been better. The director instead opts for far too many flashbacks both in the first and second half.
- Tragic scenes involving side actors are at times exaggerated. Unnecessary to be frank.
Overall, Tum Mile works mainly due to Kunal Deshmukh’s direction, good special effects, fantastic music and great performances by both Emraan and Soha.