Domestic violence and women trapped in bad marriages is very much a reality in India and the movie Hamari Adhuri Kahani brings out the same reality in celluloid.
Hamari Adhuri Kahani is a Bollywood romantic drama and is supposed to be based on the real-life story of Mahesh Bhatt's parents, Nanabhai Bhatt, Shirin Mohammad Ali and his stepmother.
Hamari Adhuri Kahani Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Vidya Balan and Rajkummar Rao
Hamari Adhuri Kahani Director: Mohit Suri
Hamari Adhuri Kahani Plot:
Hamari Adhuri Kahani is a story about three characters, a rich and senstive man, Emraan Hashmi (Aarav), married woman Vidya Balan (Vasudha) and her psycho husband, Rajkummar Rao (Hari). Vidya Balan is trapped in a bad marriage with Rajkummar Rao who kept torturing her as a mark of his love, until he suddenly goes missing for five years.
On the other side, Emraan Hashmi comes across lonely Vidya Balan and falls in love with her. After much emotional battle, Vidya Balan finally accepts Hashmi's marriage proposal, but then Rajkummar Rao makes a comeback.
Will Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan be able to build up their palace of love or the love birds will have to bury down all their emotions, makes the crux of the story.
Hamari Adhuri Kahani Performances:
With stars like Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi and Rajkummar Rao, we can't have much doubt about the performances. Vidya Balan portrays the role of a traditional woman to the core while, Emraan carries the attitude of a successful man pretty well. Rajkummar Rao also was impressive as a psycho husband. All the stars performed well and did justice to their roles.
Hamari Adhuri Kahani Negatives:
The film has a nice plot and the performances are also impressive. The movie starts on a tragic note and continues similarly all through the movie. At one point you might feel that the movie is too tragic and contains too many cliched dialogues.
There are certain scenes which the director might have used to interpret an inner meaning but appeared too unreal. For example, one scene shows Vidya Balan walking down a deserted road with a luggage but the road by no chance will lead to any airport or station.
Hamari Adhuri Kahani Positives:
Apart from the stars' performances, the film has some good songs which will connect with the audience. The movie includes some very exotic locations. First half of the film seems slow but the second half offers some momentum with the entry of Rajkummar Rao.
Hamari Adhuri Kahani Verdict:
All in all, Hamari Adhuri Kahani is one movie which will impress you for the performances but the overdose of tears might leave you bored.