By: Faridoon Shahryar, IndiaFM
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
She is the mural of perfection riding an ornate boat steering away on tranquility with an umbrella in one hand while the other one makes love to the serene waters. He is lying bare-chested on the bed of any maiden's desire as the satin curtains flushed with monsoon air touches him fleetingly. The mischievous ghungroo beads shimmer gleefully as you see her hands caressing the walls of mystery. The beats pick momentum as Youth draped in pristine white runs on the blue stairs and a female voice hitting spotless classical notes sings....Saawariya. In other words welcome to the Neverland of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's collusion of the esoteric with the modern in his own unique style.
Her world was the wait for love. His was the wait for her love. And when the two met, what echoed was....Saawariya. As expected Sanjay Leela Bhansali's return to the musical is an unexpected surprise. It's not easy to fathom the complex nuances in this two minute promo, though, without any doubt it spells Magnificence. The poetic element is present throughout as debutantes Ranbir and Sonam wrapped in the romantic throes of heightened love run hand in hand on the bridge of troubled waters. There's fire on water as she reveals her 'paazeb' and he dances with elated joy.
The director cleverly keeps the faces of both his discoveries hidden or under silhouettes. Even then there's something special about both the star kids. Be it Sonam's innate feminine charm as she unravels her near-bare-back or Ranbir holding a guitar in his hand with style, the star power is hard to miss. Don't miss RK written on what seems like a cinema hall or maybe a studio as the love-duo get into a classic kissing situation at the end of the promo. The song playing in the background touches a chord with your heart beats as the chimes glimmer magically.
Saawariya first look promo is a visual splendour having a surreal impact which may leave many perplexed as to what the story must be all about. Interestingly apart from the budding newcomers there's not a single other character that is seen in this two minute promo. Nevertheless, in all, it's a great way to build hype about a film that's definitely going to be one of the biggest release of this year. Mr Bhansali is back....back with something unbelievable-n-new. Phew!