‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’ Review: Vidya Balan May Pull Off Surprise

hak boxVidya Balan-starrer ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’ hit the screens on Friday morning and the initial reaction was not packed premises but casual movie-goers who are seen at multiplexes and movie theaters, unlike a mega release of a Khan film.
Directed by Mohit Suri and featuring Emraan Hashmi and Rajkumar Rao, the film revolves around a triangle love story, taking cue from a real story of producer Mahesh Bhatt’s parents’ love story half-a-century ago.

Vidya Balan appears in a role of wife, whose husband (Rajkumar Rao) was mysteriously missing. Her role is portrayed as an abused woman torn between true love and her husband.She ends up as Vasudha, a florist, at a five star hotel owned by the kahanimillionaire hotelier Emraan Hashmi (Aarav), who offers her a better job when he falls in love with her later.

But suddenly, Hari (Rajkumar Rao), the declared terrorist by the police, returns to Vasudha and begins the torture drama at home. When his flashback is narrated, it was realised that his mother too experienced similar life story as Vasudha.
The movie brings forth the trajectory of a woman who goes through several aspects of life from a married woman who follows tradition to a deserted wife who seeks job and enters an oggling society and finally denied of true love when it knocked at her doors.
‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’ takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride from the beginning till the end. The whole movie is shown as a flashback, which is being read out from Hari’s diary.” While the direction is impressive, dialogues are very forceful, story line and screenplay is good, while the music is soulful and nice.
While critics have reacted adversely to the film ridiculing Bhatt for pushing “Ooh La La girl land with the that mighty Indian weapon: the mangalsutra”, the mixed reviews hardly matter when it comes of box office. Being a budget film, producers should be happy if they get back their money and little more to move on to their next project.
Hence, the film makes a better business strategy in current Bollywood business of making a film and making a mega-film. It may overcome the adverse reviews as all the three stars Emraan Hashmi and two national award winners Vidya Balan and Rajkumar Rao, have huge fan following.
The box office estimations are in the range of Rs.50 crore but the film may not reach the target unless other revenues from TV rights and overseas revenue are factored into.

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