Sanam Re Movie Review : Pulkit Samrat & Yami Gautam
Here we provide Sanam Re Review, Ratings by different news, magazines, organizations etc. like IMDB, Indiatimes etc. Read all reviews and decide you should go to watch or not and Sanamre is a big hit or flop. Sanam Re is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film directed by Divya Khosla Kumar and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar and co-produced by Ajay Kapoor.
CAST:Pulkit Samrat, Yami Gautam, Urvashi Rautela, Rishi Kapoor
DIRECTION:Divya Khosla Kumar
STORY: An ambitious Himachali boy Akash (Pulkit Samrat) is lured to Mumbai by his dreams. He leaves his family, picturesque hometown Tanakpur (Shimla) and childhood sweetheart Shruti (Yami Gautam) for the same. Years later, he bumps into her in Canada and time stands still, but destiny has other plans.
Sanam Re Review by Indian Express
Sanam Re short review: The protagonists Yami Gautam and Pulkit Samrat are too shallow and one-dimensional to be likeable, the dialogue is cringeworthy.
Doubt is rather unfairly maligned; It may be true that it has killed more dreams than failure ever will, but sometimes, a tactfully timed doubt can be used to end an embarrassingly bad dream before it gets out of hand. Let’s take Divya Khosla Kumar’s second directorial feature, Sanam Re, as an example. If the director or the producers – T-Series’ Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar – had listened to any doubts they may have had during the making of this film, we might have been spared yet another ill-conceived love story. Unfortunately, they didn’t and as a result, Sanam Re exists. The alleged plot of the film is incoherent, cliche-ridden and was probably written by the children who appear in the intermittent flashbacks. The movie begins with Akash (Pulkit Samrat) who is too busy struggling up the corporate ladder to find time for love or even answer his mother’s phone calls. Even as he allows his obnoxious boss (a hammy Manoj Joshi) to bully him, he can’t escape the life that he has left behind in Tanakpur, a place, where no matter what time of the year it is, the CGI snow keeps falling. When Akash is called home to help sell off the derelict photo studio that once belonged to his ailing grandfather (a bewigged, bespectacled Rishi Kapoor), we are helpfully given some glimpses into the past so that the director can drive home the point of the film – which is that no matter how hard you try, you can’t escape love. Or something like that. We also discover that Akash once had a childhood sweetheart Shruti (Yami Gautam) who he gave up in his search for material success.
Credit : Indian Express
Sanam Re Review by Times of India
A treat to the eyes, Divya Khosla Kumar’s bittersweet love story is a visual delight. Gorgeously shot, every frame captures the beauty of the snow-clad mountains, narrow roads and cozy villages of Himachal.
The music stays with you, Pulkit Samrat renders a mature performance and the girls look pretty. Rishi Kapoor’s significant cameo and chemistry with child actor Neil Tyagi (Young Akash) is endearing and deserves a special mention. Though supportive, it is the finest track of the film.
We wish the rest was as effective. What begins as a pursuit of happiness tale, soon loses grip and succumbs to cliche. The plot has loose ends with no backstories to justify the steps its characters take. For instance, how Shruti lands up in Canada, no one knows. What does she do for a living? Why would Akankasha (Urvashi Rautela, rich businesswoman who seeks real love) hide from Akash that she too is his childhood friend?
Also, frequent slowmo dream sequences drag the film way too long. The story gets predictable as events unfold in a sluggish way. The ambiguousness surrounding Yami’s character is tiresome and unnecessary.
Unless you consider Himachal as your Sanam, this heartbreaking tale on sacrifice and unrequited love, loses its plot and purpose somewhere along the way, re.
Movie Review Credit : IndiaTimes
Sanam Re Review by NDTV
You think the title Sanam Re has an incomplete ring to it? Wait until you watch the film.
The befuddling, undercooked storyline is sure to leave most viewers wondering where it actually begins and where it ends. Sanam Re is a juvenile jumble that is undecipherable.
Given the way the film rambles aimlessly and gets all tangled up by the time it gets to the halfway mark, it would be pointless seeking pointers from the scriptwriter (Sanjeev Datta). He himself probably has no clue.
In Sanam Re, director Divya Khosla Kumar redefines the ‘art’ of going around in circles and returning to the same point after every 15 minutes or thereabouts.
Never has a two-hour film felt as long as this story of a small-town boy Akash (Pulkit Samrat) whose dreams hinge on getting hitched to a girl who lives down the lane, 500 steps, to be precise, away from his home.
He counts those steps a number of times in the course of the film, as he finds the girl – Shruti (Yami Gautam) – loses her, regains her and loses her again, by which point the audience is scarcely interested in the fate of this dead-end relationship.
But that isn’t the only illogicality that the film wallows in. The town that Akash and Shruti belong to is a place where winter never ends and the bright blue river that flows near it never freezes.
It always snows in Tanakpur, where Akash’s grandpa (Rishi Kapoor) owns a photo studio called Johnson & Johnson that he hopes to pass on to the young man.
But at the first opportunity, Akash leaves his town and his girlfriend Shruti behind and heads to the big city for further education and employment.
This champion drifter works in a Mumbai company and is slave-driven by a cruel boss (Manoj Joshi) who appears to him variously as the god of death Lord Yama, Count Dracula and Osama bin Laden.
No prizes for guessing, Akash hates his job. To give himself a break, he returns to his native Tanakpur to help his father sell the photo studio which, as Akash says, has lost its relevance in this era of mobile phones and selfies.
The grandfather, who doubles up as the town astrologer, makes a prophecy – Akash’s childhood love will always be with him but he will never get her.
The prediction comes true and the hero spends the rest of his life chasing the elusive girl in places as far apart as the Canadian province of Alberta, the city of Mumbai and the remote region of Ladakh.
It makes for a mind-numbingly boring drama that is aggravated by a brainless detour that takes the hero to a yoga camp in Alberta.
Love isn’t the only reason why he is there. He is on a mission to secure a lucrative contract that his company has lost.
He woos Mrs Pablo (Urvashi Rautela), the woman who holds the key to the deal. But Akash’s plans, pretty much like the film itself, goes completely haywire when Shruti lands in their midst.
As Mrs Pablo writhes in jealousy-induced agony, Akash and Shruti go on a wild romp that is meant to be funny. It’s funny all right, but the joke is always entirely on the film.
The ‘I-will-do-what-I-like’ approach that the director adopts only means that she has a carte-blanche from producer-husband Bhushan Kumar to spend all the money that she can without having to unduly worry about recovering it.
The writer of this unmitigated disaster believes that getting a character to mispronounce the name of Shakespeare and merrily misquote the Bard is witty. Pity!
Divya Khosla Kumar’s first film, Yaariyan, was a campus rumpus that got away with its silliness because it was targeted at a segment that has a seen and digested much worse.
But Sanam Re is purported to be a more mature romance. Nothing that transpires in the film comes anywhere near living up to that expectation.
As for the acting, Pulkit Samrat is fine as long as he is required to go shirtless and flaunt his chiselled body.
With Yami Gautam, it is exactly the opposite – she is clearly ill at ease with all the skin show forced upon her by a script that cannot do any better.
The curvaceous Urvashi Rautela, on her part, does her bit to push up the oomph quotient. But it is all an utter waste in the end.
Sanam Re is a surefire cure for insomnia. Its air of somnolence is so pervasive that a yawn a minute is absolutely guaranteed.
The director gets one star for the nerve that helps her believe that this flimsy film has the depth to hold its load of pop philosophy about love and companionship without coming unstuck.
The additional half a star is for cinematographer Sameer Arya. The frames that he composes are far too good for a film as awfully bad as this.
Sanam Re Rating & Review by IMDB
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