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Film Review Of an overrated B’wood Movie I’ve Seen In Recent Times

Well, overrated would actually be quite an inappropriate word to use, so let’s just say it was a disappointing movie for it did fail at delivering what I and most of the viewers expected it to.

This movie that I had watched just 2 weeks ago ,”Laila Majnu” set in Kashmir directed by Imtiaz Ali went a bit over my head and hence became a reason of my dislike. The first half an hour is fine and in fact quite engaging. The male and female protagonist are into a kind of flirtationship, some cliché stalking from the guy’s side happens and then they soon fall for each other, ask the girl finally gives into to the boy’s advances. The romantic medley depicting this blossoming of love is just amazing! #Aahista Check out this clip here. https://www.instagram.com/p/BmQVM8thKNQ/?igshid=efdd6ydad9my

Their families are arch rivals. Laila gets married to somebody else owing to a misunderstanding. The story then takes a turn of events until both of the leads get united post Laila’s repentance as she came vis-à-vis the reality of (Qais) Majnu’s innocence and her husband’s real attitude soon after her marriage. So she was delighted to see Qais aka THE Majnu back in the town after 4 long years. After her husband’s demise in an accident, Laila had to wait for 3 more months to be able to marry Majnu as per an Islamic tradition.

Majnu was heartbroken still did not express anything because he was tired of waiting for his ladylove so he sought refuge in his distant, tranquil farmhouse. There he is portrayed as a mad lover through typical actions of running around, screaming out loud and it just didn’t seem to make sense to me. Seemed as if he got struck by sufism and that he came to realize that he didn’t any longer require Laila for the fulfillment of his love story. For he is so content and at absolute peace by just seeing Laila (an illusion actually) in a beautiful white fairy gown in front of his eyes, he is seen talking to her and that’s the reason why the people declared him mad.

  Laila then came to see him and she realised this as well that Majnu no longer needs her physical self to celebrate his love, for his love has evolved much more in deeper sense and left her body soonafter. Majnu is also shown to be dead near Laila’s grave. The ever-so-mind-bewildering story then ends with the song Jab Se Tu Meri Hai Tab Se Main Tera hu Laila. What questions pops up on my mind is that when one attains such deeper, higher form of divine, selfless love then it definitely would not lead to the downfall of that person that he would go insane. From what I know, true love only supports growth of both individuals and can never result in negativity as it is the only positive this world has to offer. So this story line contradicted the universal truth and just didn’t go well with me otherwise the scenes, the acting, the dialogues,
music and everything was top notch except for the way in which it’s plot progressed.

The leads, Avinash Tiwary and Tripti Dimri are coming together, yet again, for a Netflix Original “Bulbbul”. Checkout the trailer. Given that the chemistry of the leads was sizzling and they look cute together, I am sure you would not want to miss out on this one, especially if you love psychological, supernatural or thriller stuff.


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TUM BIN 2: Sharing my thoughts on a highly underrated movie.

I watched Tum Bin 2 some two months ago and then only, checked out its reviews on the internet which didn’t seem to do justice with the content of the film at all and that is why i decided to express my views here and why i would say it is a must watch.


‎The story revolves around a girl named Taran who mistakens her fiance to be dead in a skiing accident caused on one of their vacations. The guy goes missing and she is heartbroken because she was about to get married. She has a hard time trying to move on upon the insistence of the guy’s father and her sisters. She would see him everywhere and the scenes are beautifully depicted with just the right kind of music playing in the background and the pain and the suffering of the girl is portrayed beautifully by Neha Sharma. I felt the pain myself. Soon a new guy named Shekhar (Aditya Seal) is introduced into her life. He is a very amicable guy and impresses off everyone else with this modesty. He tries to ease off the suffering of Taran, making her laugh and open up but at the same time not expecting anything from her so she gradually takes the first steps towords living freely.


SPOILER ALERT: And now after 8 months Aman, her fiance makes an entry. It is revealed that all this while, he was being treated anonymously and that, he went in a coma. Everyone is rejoiced and so is Taran. But somehow she finds it difficult to recreate that same bond with him because she had already decided to move on with Shekhar. Aman could not figure out the reason behind this sudden change of attitude. Taran initially maintained some sort of distance between her and Shekhar but she realizes that she loves him and needs to be with him only and that’s when she finally opens up to Aman and Aman gives a green signal to their relationship peacefully. And now after 8 months Aman, her fiance makes an entry. It is revealed that all this while, he was being treated anonymously and that, he went in a coma. Everyone is rejoiced and so is Taran. But somehow she finds it difficult to recreate that same bond with him because she had already decided to move on with Shekhar. Aman could not figure out the reason behind this sudden change of attitude. Taran initially maintained some sort of distance between her and Shekhar but she realizes that she loves him and needs to be with him only and that’s when she finally opens up to Aman and Aman gives a green signal to their relationship peacefully.

Soon Taran and shekhar begin a relationship witnessing which Aman’s heart aches but he chooses to stay happy in the happiness of his lover’s. Towards the end, Shekhar suddenly starts behaving quite odd like not answering her calls and decides to leave the city. Taran’s sorrow is uncontrollable, wishing to talk to him and try and stop him for the one last time and Aman is the man who drives Taran to the airport and this conversation is the one which altogether changed my whole perception on LOVE.
Shekhar questions Taran repeatedly and says that he would stay for her if just once, she would say, that she doesn’t love Aman anymore. He reminds her that she never did actually love him. She was always in love with Aman only and shekhar was just a replacement as it was him whose carelessness caused Aman’s accident in the first place.And that’s when he decided that he would take care of everyone involved with aman but that doesn’t mean that he didn’t love Taran, he loved her immensely but to Taran, maybe he was just an infatuation, happened when she needed support.

SPOILER OVER: I think the reason why this movie didn’t go well with the audience is because they failed to understand the true essence of love. This movie portrayed different shades of love with a beautiful story line and an even better jukebox of musical tracks which keeps you engaged throughout. Through the dialogues and the songs, you can actually feel the the emotions of the protagonists. It’s highly recommended from my side if you feel like watching some real love content, with a box of tissues handy and if you’re an emotional person who understands such sob stories well.