Romance is a genre that has been tried and tested several times in Bollywood and that's why when filmmakers mention that their film is a 'Romantic Tale,' you don't flutter your eyelids with excitement! Luv Ranjan's directorial debut Pyar Ka Punchnama was a surprise hit, thanks to its 'hatke' storyline, witty dialogues, hilarious situations and straight out of life scenes. His second venture Akaash Vani therefore had high expectations riding on it.
While Akaash Vani is not completely disappointing, we definitely expected more out of Luv Ranjan who has proved his maturity and knack in storytelling before. The plot of Akaash Vani is fresh, but comes with a lot of cliches. You cannot take the credit from the director for churning out a story that has some amazing moments that will bring tears in your eyes and tug at your heart strings.
Background score by Hitesh Sonik is brilliant and so was the cinematography by Sudhir K. Chaudhary. He manages to capture the emotion in each scene with utmost ease and also the pictorial locales to precision. Dialogues by Luv Ranjan is apt and gives you an idea of what is to come.
One of the biggest drawbacks of Akaash Vani is the length of the film. The movie has a runtime of 149 minutes. It drags a little too much in the middle of the second half. The narrative bares resemblance to films like Daraar and Agni Saakshi too.
Akaash Vani would have been plain ordinary if not for the outstanding performances by Kartik Tiwari and Nushrat Bharucha. Kartik has worked very hard on his role and completely justifies his character. Nushrat once again proves her mettle as a top performer. The supportive actors too ahve been chosen very carefully and all have done a wonderful performance.
Watch Akaash Vani for the sheer excellence of Kartik and Nushrat's performances.