Aashayein Movie Review

  • By: nettv4u.com
  • Review for the film: "Aashayein"
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  • Runtime: 1 Hour 58 Minutes
  • Certificate: U
  • Released: 27-08-2010
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
2 / 5.0

Aashayein’ is a Bollywood comedy drama film directed by Nagesh Kukunoor. T-series and Perfect Picture Company produced the film.


The film is about a gambler, Rahul (John Abraham), who wins a huge amount of money, and then decides to marry his girlfriend, Nafisa (Sonal Sehgal). When they were getting married, suddenly, Rahul becomes unconscious, and they come to know that he has cancer and he has only one month left in his life. Then, he visits some rehabilitation center where he meets people like Parthasarathi (Girish Karnad) who talks with the pipe, Padma (Anaitha Nair) a teenage girl, Madhu (Farida Jalal) who is suffering from AIDS and a kid named Govinda (Ashwin Chitale) who is said to have power from God. After meeting them, Rahul realizes that he has been wasting his life, and now he will dedicate his life to fulfilling everyone’s last wish.


Director Nagesh Kukunoor always tries to touch the sensitive and caring topics, but this time, he fails to touch any sensitive issue. Previously, many films have been made on this kind of storyline. Few scenes look extremely fresh. Although his direction is alright, even the story style is old.


John Abraham made a huge effort to look like his character. His performance was nice; he did what the director was expecting from him. Sonal Sehgal looked mesmerizing, but she did an average performance. Although Ashwin Chitale had a small role, he did a fantabulous job. Anaitha Nair also played her character very precisely, and Farida Jalal did an alright performance.


1. The film has great cinematography by Sudeep Chatterjee.

2. Music acts like the soul of the film, as the trio of Pritam, Shiraz Uppal, and Salim-Sulaiman recorded great piece of music for the flick.


1. The film has horribly bad editing.

2. The direction of the film could have been better.

3. The film looks very slow, and lots of unnecessary scenes were present in the film.


This film has the best emotional and musical parts. If you can watch the film with just these two parts, then it is for you.