Verdict: The actor-director jodi strikes gold once again.
Braving all the production delays, discrepancies, and confusion, the highly awaited romance drama Kedarnath has finally reached the theatres. The film marks the debut of Amrita Singh and Saif Ali Khan‘s daughter Sara Ali Khan and reunites the super-hit jodi of Kai Po Che! – director Abhishek Kapoor and actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Based on the flash floods of 2013, Kedarnath is a story of love finding its way around the wrath of nature.
What’s Kedarnath About:
The movie revolves around Mukku (Sara Ali Khan), a Brahmin girl who is engaged against her will and Mansoor (Sushant Singh Rajput), a Muslim porter who lives in Kedarnath to serve the pilgrims. As you have seen in the trailer, they eventually fall in love. Mukku, against all odds, wants to be with Mansoor and he tries his best to keep her safe. The film follows their love story that is put to test by religious discord and a natural calamity.
The movie is set in Kedarnath, which apart from its holy value is known for natural beauty and a majestic view of the Himalayas. The film goes on to give you a glimpse of the culture and the people who live there. With an aerial view of the stunning locations, you feel like a part of the movie. The pace of the narration is fast and keeps you hooked to the story. Every moment, you look forward to what’s to come next. It is hard to keep your eyes off the screen, especially in the flood scenes where you would deliberately try not to blink.
Sushant Singh Rajput is an excellent actor and a marvelous dancer, and he brings his best to the movie. Sara Ali Khan is probably one of the best debutantes of the year. She is convincing as the rebellious Mukku who falls in love with a man belonging to another religious community but follows her heart. She plays a powerful character and it suits her persona. There are other known faces in the movie and they all score well in terms of acting.
The movie has hummable and peppy numbers and the songs have been placed well throughout the film. Additionally, the background score makes the movie worth a watch just by itself. The sound and visuals together make Kedarnath quite stunning.
What Could’ve Been Better:
The movie, while focusing on an important topic, is quite a quintessential romantic drama. Those who expect it to be high on adrenaline might not appreciate the movie as much.
Why You Should Watch:
Watch Kedarnath for a unique cinematic experience. The movie is a great mix of love, romance, drama and tragedy, all timed well. Sushant fans do not need a reason and Sara will make fans after this movie, for sure. The movie focuses on a very important issue subtly told through a love story. It is worth a watch. We highly recommend it!