CAST & CREW
What when a teenager love turns into something serious with far-reaching consequences? Film TERE SANG directed by Satish Kaushik talks about teenage love on those lines with some details, some loopholes, and some sense.
Plot: Unfazed busy parents, too indifferent to be interested in their daughter’s life end up making Mahi feel lonely and ignored.Mahi discovers Kabir, and there’s a class gap between the two. But Kabir seems exactly what Mahi currently needs: love, support, and comfort. As the time passes, they get close to each other and end up sleeping together, and the consequences that follow is what the film is all about. But, though the film is touted to be innocent, it is not. Mahi decides to give birth to the baby who also is questionable because Mahi’s character isn’t the one with a strong substance and resolve, but the one which is dependent.
The journey from there is what the movie aims to teach, but the message doesn’t come out quite clear, given the loopholes. The child actors are supposed to be shown in an innocent light, but its an illusion, because the representation completely contradicts innocence. The basic plot was good, but the treatment, the twist, and the turns end up failing the plot.
Analysis: The message initially to be perceived was about warning the youngsters to be careful about the consequences of their actions, but the film shows those problems and consequences in an altogether different light, thus sending mixed signals and a confusing message. The characters are half-baked and the script being mediocre, there comes a point when the film stops making sense.Direction by Satish Kaushik is slack and lacks dramatic punches.
Star Performances: The cast mainly consists of newcomers i.e. Ruslaan Mumtaz and Sheena Shahabadi, who was one film old and either because of loosely based characters or poor performance skills; they fail to strike a chord. Rajat Kapoor was his usual best, but couldn’t rise above the script.
What’s there? Being a love story, it has its sweet moments, but the film can’t survive on it alone.
What’s not there? A good script, but a bad implementation. The film doesn’t bring out the genuineness of the situation and thus doesn’t connect.
Verdict: The film qualifies for a love story with a different twist but fails for a different twist being carried out well.
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