Movie – Yaaram
Director – Ovais Khan
Cast – Prateik Babbar, Siddhanth Kapoor, Ishita Raj Sharma, Subha Rajput
Stars – 1.0/5.0
The movie is said to give a strong message against Triple Talaq and Nikaah Halala in a light mood. Modi government passed the bill on Triple Talaq which stipulates that instant triple talaq (talaq-e-biddah) in any form.
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Starring actors Prateik Babbar, Ishita Raj Sharma and Siddhanth Kapoor in lead roles, and is a very failed attempt at such a sensitive issue.
Though the message is delivered, too late, too little but delivered in a “janhit mai jaari soochna” ad commercial style by actor Shakti Kapoor, applauding Modi government for banning the practice, adding “kyuke ab ki baar Modi sarkaar ..!”
The film is set in Mauritius where Rohit (Prateik Babbar), who played cupid to his best friends — Sahil (Siddhanth Kapoor) and Zoya (Ishita Raj Sharma) — four years ago in college, is meeting them after six months. He finds that the two are now separated as Sahil said ‘talaq talaq talaq’ in a moment of anger.
Sahil regrets his action and wants Zoya back in his life. He requests Rohit to do Nikah Halala – to marry Zoya and then divorce her (kyuke Bhai nahi hai kya?) so that he can remarry her. Rohit, meanwhile, is about to marry a girl of his parent’s choice.
Whether or not this plan works is the whole plot of the movie.
The main idea of the story – Triple Talaq is completely lost in the bad narration and screenplay. There are many loopholes, flashbacks, cuts and jumps throughout the movie which are hard to explain. The said to be rom-com has to comic punches, no chemistry and emotions between the actors.
The actors are playing dump, sleepwalking, sometimes overacting. As soon as the message is given its a wrap (thank god) but the climax could have been is little dramatic not as plain as it is.
The actors, Pratiek Babbar, Ishita Raj Sharma have proved their talents before but in Yaaram they are jut put down with not well-written characters and couldn’t do anything to save the movie.
About Siddhanth Kapoor, no idea for what and why he choose acting as a career. Subha Rajput was good to watch as a debut actress but she got less screenplay. Anita Raj was a Bundle of nothing but overacting which wasn’t expected from her.
The location and music, title track Yaaram and Kash Fir Se, are enjoyable and are the only watchable things throughout though the item song in the starting starring Natasa Stankovic could have been and should have been avoided.
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Releasing on 18th October, The producers, director, actors must have thought the audience is dumb enough to spend their hard-earned money and precious time on a movie like this.