One went in to see Hamari Adhuri Kahani, with a lot of hope and a huge tissue box, but came back feeling disappointed, depressed and disgusted as the film is frivolous and lacks the depth that one expected it to have.
The film is all about Vasudha (Vidya Balan), a single mother, who was forced into an arrange marriage with Hari (Rajkummar Rao). Hari turns out to be a horrible husband who wants his wife to get his name tattooed on her hand to make sure she belongs to him.
In a brief amount of time after the duo has a child together, Hari takes off to Orrissa and has been missing since then. But we are later told that he works for a terrorist group in Bastar. How bizarre is that!!
Vasudha’s son Saanjh turns five without meeting his father, while she is supporting the family by working in a plush hotel as a florist.
In all of this, walks in Aarav Ruparel (Emraan Hashmi), a multi-millionaire hotel owner, who falls in love with Vasudha and as they say the rest is a disaster, I mean the rest is history.
Hats off to Mahesh Bhatt for writing a script that has half baked logic, guess he was trying to match up to the title of the film.
The film is actually stuffed with regressive cliches, farfetched situations and far too many coincidences.
The film fails at all levels and does not evoke an iota of love in you. Yes, it does make you hate the feeling of falling in love.
The entire credit for this disaster should go to Mahesh Bhatt and Mohit Suri for taking cinematic liberties throughout the film, without realising the fact that the audiences also can take the liberty of not watching this gimmicky and shoddy product.
Hamari Adhuri Kahani is hardly a love story, it’s moves even slower than a snail, it’s illogical and lets not even talk about the performances.
Best just avoid this one and if you want to see a film, try another round of Tanu Weds Manu Returns.