Saawariya: A cinematic poetry

Saawariya; Movie or dream sequence? Story or some poetry? Moving through sometimes simple and sometimes complex symbols, that’s what Saawaria is.

Its only the second attempt of Hindi Commercial Cinema after Gaj Gamini to use big screen canvas to emulate such a concept. I think its easy to loose track of what’s going on in such creations, but people who love classics and could notice minute details of language of symbolism, its going to be a tough treat to mind. Its like those Satyajeet Ray movies, I have been heard of but not got to see many times, because of being Hindi movies lover. I wont recommend the same for anyone, who just might be wishing to go and watch a movie for time-pass or to go because of Rani Mukharji or Salman Khan. You are suggested to go for the same, if you able to notice voice of silence, wants to watch a movie from a critic angle or hopelessly romantic up to the extent of some poet, probably, you might not have seen something similar ever, if have been fond of movies only and have not seen stages.

Director & Producer: Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Cost: Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Rani Mukherjee, Zohra Sehgal, Begum Para, Achla Sachdev

Lyrics: Sameer, Nusrat Badr.

Music: Monty Singh.

A well awaited movie because of the name of SLB and he really surprised me over his class of imagination and control over minute details. But on the other side, he misses to give the commercial touch to the movie and except dead hard movie lovers and critics like me, it will brought disappointment to viewers, as its all about the imagination and poetry in place of any visible storyline or theme.

Visibly, it’s a story of four nights, in which two lovers passes through loads of emotions and levels of romance in a poetic manner. From inside, it’s a simple story, we might have encountered here and there, where a boy meets someone, who is already in love, found her irresistible and wish to be with her even if in form of a sweet friend only. Lots of things, loads of emotions and always a hope that someday, she will be able to get his silent love and come to believe that she deserves for something more than she have in form her lost love. She is waiting for someone and he is waiting for her to melt, both walk and talk together for four nights and before glimpse of love might get its full glory, she turns back to her love.

“When we ask for rights, then we loose friend, and if we don’t then its turn of friendship to go.”

How could you touch a heart, who is not wishing to hear, even when love to be with you to share her things? How could you bear, when you come to propose her in clear words finally, after giving lots of symbols, but she misses and ask you back about her love? How could you hold yourself, when she shows extreme rights over you and even then never wishful to give any, which you might have asked? How could you make yourself stand like a true friend, when you know that you love her as your life?

Not able to get my questions? Then leave it… its not your idea of entertainment.

It’s a story of a happy go lucky innocent bar singer Ranbir. One silent bright and starry night, he spots a mysterious girl dressed in black, standing alone at a bridge. This chance encounter introduces him to Sakina, a shy and quiet, melancholic and enigmatic girl, who continues to intrigue him. Thus follows the beginning of a new friendship, where Raj with his most charming ways and an undying spirit tries to win Sakina’s heart. He is just unable to accept her haunting past and their friendship pulls him into a whirlwind of desire, madness and romance.

Initially, Raj thinks that’s (her past) a crafted story, but finally realizes its authenticity. But he kept on believing that someday, it will go a happy ending for him, but … It ends up on a distressing note, where Sakina chooses her love interest (Salman Khan) over her best soul-mate (Ranbir Kapoor).

Was the end right? I think yes, because that was the intention and origin of the story. Is hard to relate yourself, but if you close your eyes, then somewhere, you could feel the pain in smiles.

Coming over commercial angles, then I know that like Gajgamini, it may get the same fate over Box Office and even the high expectations from the same, will make it fall for big times. Even then I will rate it as far better attempt of create a poetry than Gajgamini, although miserably, we don’t have audience of that level, which could come to appreciate the movie.

Emotions, acting, direction all are marvelous and classic, although I was not impressed by choreography, don’t know why? It was like missing some hit.. don’t know what. Watch it at your own risk, only you could decide that you are going to like it or not.

For me, Raj will continue to wait.

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