Cast: Aditya Seal, Aashim Gulati, Neha Sharma
Director: Anubhav Sinha
Producer: Bhushan Kumar, Krishnan Kumar,
Writer: Anubhav Sinha
What's Yay: Picturesque locations of Georgia.
What's Nay: Everything else in the film!
Popcorn Refill: Every time Aditya Seal's Shekhar gets preachy about pyaar and khushiyaan and you wish someone takes him away from the screen!
The Iconic Moment: 'Tum Bin 2' has several
unintentional hilarious moments that makes you chuckle just because
there is nothing else to do.
Plot: Amar (Aashim Gulati) and Taran (Neha Sharma) are all set to get hitched soon. But before that, the lovers zoom off to some snow-clad vacation because ek song toh banta hai boss!
Catastrophe strikes in Tarana's life when the very next day Amar goes for skiing and is assumed to be perished in an accident. Poor Tarana, she finds it difficult to cope with this sudden loss and keeps hallucinating about her dead fiancee!
It's time for the other hero to make his entry and so, we have Shekhar (Aditya Seal) entering the girl's gloomy world to bring some happiness and sunshine in her life and help her in moving on. As time passes by, Taran and Shekhar fall in love. Why? Because pyaar reasonable nahin hota, bas ho jaata hai!
But wait, there's more to it when it is discovered that Amar had survived the accident! Soon, he reunites with his family and Tarana complicating lives both for the characters in the film as well as the audience.
Suddenly one wonders if this film would put you off romance for ever while the makers are in no mood to have mercy upon us. They keep dragging the story forever leaving you fossilized by the end of it!
Direction: After Rock On 2 last week, here's one more sequel that disappoints you to the core. Anubhav Sinha's Tum Bin was a sleeper hit and probably that's what made him come up with this film. But hey, the film-maker seems to have forgotten to do his homework well and what you get instead is a sloppy end-product with zero plot!
The first 15 minutes and you know where the film is heading towards but you still wait, keeping your fingers crossed and waiting for some twist. Sadly, that moment never arrives in the entire film!
Acting: Aashim Gulati sleepwalks through his role and looks clueless about what's happening around him. We feel you, bro!
The only brief that Neha seems to have received is to keep shedding buckets of tears and act as a poor soul craving for love as the men in her life continue with their disappearing act. (P.S. Her cycle is her only constant companion throughout the film.)
However, the most annoying thing of Tum Bin 2 is Aditya Seal's character Shekhar whose philosophical take on love and happiness is a tortuous ride!
Dads can be messed up too, at times and Kanwaljeet Singh can
Other Technical Aspects: Tum Bin 2 is all gloss and no matter. Evan Mulligan's cinematography is top-notch but sadly that alone can rescue this sinking ship.
The editing scissors could have been sharper.
Music: Apart from the reworked version of Jagjit Singh's Teri Fariyaad, none of the songs stay with you!
Verdict: There's a line in the film where one of the character says- Awaargi ke bhi apne alag maze hai ..Ek hi raaste se kahi baar gujro..toh aksar bahut si nayi baatein nazar aati hain..Toh shayad pehli baar mein hi dikh jaani chahiye thi ...Toh shayad kabhi bhi nahi dikhni chahiye thi!
Alas, but visiting the lanes of Tum Bin 2 even once is a tiring journey! This one is worth-a-skip!