One Line Review: A romantic drama of two childhood sweethearts with the time travel twists and few likable elements.
Positive Points: Screen presence of two gorgeous looking actors Katrina Kaif and Siddharth Malhotra. A fresh angle to the story of two childhood lovers with an interesting concept. Smooth narration and transition of frames while dealing with past and present, making it comprehensible. The film has been shot at the backdrop of beautiful locales which is pleasing for the viewers.
Negative Points: The length of the film is stretched due to a few dragged sequences. Second half of the film is troubled with loopholes.
Plot: The narration of the story is not linear. The film talks about various phases of Jai and Dia’s life and how it affects their present. Jai (Siddharth Malhotra) and Diya (Katrina Kaif) are childhood sweethearts. Jai is a Mathematics scholar who grows up to a talented professor and Dia takes further her love for arts, paintings and turns into a renowned artist.
Their life witness an unusual turn as Dia proposes Jai for marriage. Like many young, confused youths, Jai gets scared of all the responsibility and compromise that come with marriage, considering it a hindrance in his career. Then starts the time travel twists that take Jai to the future and shows him glimpses of his life in parts. How will this affect Jai and Dia’s relationship? What will there future be? States the rest.
Direction and other Technical Aspects: Taking up this distinctive concept, director Nitya Mehra has done a noteworthy job. The story telling and narration is good. The comic elements that are added to the films are a pleasure. The particular rice grain scene where Dia’s father gifts Jai a grain of rice and, a few others, are lovable. The dialogues are apt with praiseworthy transition of scenes. The smooth flow of frames is another plus point. The concept is interesting with a beautiful underlining message. The film suggests the significance of the present moment which we easily blow away in our day to day lives due to situations and certain circumstances, that appear to be big at that point of time.
Performances: Siddharth Malhotra is average in the role of a guy who constantly is faced with time travel twists. His expressions are quite static, though his presence and good looks charm the viewers anyway.
Katrina Kaif has a fabulous body frame and she is no less than perfection in the movie. Her acting skills and dialogue delivery have bettered a lot over the years. Still there is always scope for improvement.
All other supporting actors manage to put up a good act.
Music: The music is one of the major highlights of the film and so is the background score. All the songs are lovable and catchy. One can’t just stop humming songs like Sau Aasmaan and Kala Chashma among others.
Final Verdict: For all those who like watching love stories, this film will be a treat. It is a regular romantic drama with time travel twists and lovable comic elements. The film sure has its share of flaws but it can be shadowed under the interesting concept of time travel and Katrina and Siddharth’s gorgeous screen presence, they indeed manage to light up the screen.