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Plot: The movie is a sliver of life of three young couples. They are all friends living in the stressful and chaotic city of Mumbai. It revolves centering the couples and how they manage with married life and try to gather up the slices to find a perfect balance. The three love stories are separate and chaotic within their set of problems. The men are seeking relief from monotonous married life while the women search for love. This romantic tale glorifies the victory of overall romance problems.
Analysis: A well-intentioned, neat film which finds its heart at the right place. But it tries to bite more than its capacity to chew. Three parallel love stories is a bit too much for slow-mo writing. Poorly sketched characters, forced humor and lack of clarity in narration don’t quite pull off. The director’s impassioned treatment is quite promising, but the screenplay pulls him down. Most of it fall victim to clichés. The lack of uniqueness in the stories mars the freshness of the cast. The hardest blow to the film is the jerky transitions between one story and another. The cut-offs are discordant, and the audience can never appreciate the characters.
Star Performances: Sahil Anand shows his earnestness in proving himself. The co-actors are all promising and confident. Scenes between the couples will create little comic scenes.
What’s there? A slapdash film that takes on the entire panorama of modern day relations. There is a talk of infidelity, cheating wives, indecisiveness, and boredom. Honestly, there are enough topics for television soap in here. They try to convey a lot but end up saying little. The comedown keeps itself in scraped measures, which thankfully is a relief.
What’s not there? The film lacks in a genuine fun. It has all the inputs of a solid romantic venture, but there is a lack in thrill. The first half is shallow, as a lot of time gets wasted in building up the story. The second half moves at a good speed though a lot of energy was lost in extraneous scenes.
Verdict: Hai Apna Dil Toh Awara is peppy, sassy, naughty but too casual to be taken in seriously.
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