Verdict: Ammy Virk and Sargun Mehta move you to tears.
In an industry where comedy rules, you need guts to make a hardcore love story that aims to move its audience to tears. Kudos to Jagdeep Sidhu – the writer-director of Qismat – who had the vision as well as the producers who backed the project, and the lead pair – Ammy Virk and Sargun Mehta – who believed in the subject. One of the most awaited movies of 2018, Qismat manages to entertain the viewers in all respects. It funny, romantic and sad at the same time. There’s nothing that can stop this one from becoming a blockbuster.
What’s Qismat About:
Shivjit Singh Gill (Ammy Virk) moves to Chandigarh from Malaut and meets Bani (Sargun Mehta). They spend time with each other and become close friends. Shiva eventually falls in love with Bani. But fate has other plans for the young couple. Can Shiva’s love for Bani fight the world, especially God?
Qismat is flawless. Writer Jagdeep Sidhu, who also makes his directorial debut with the movie, has conceived a beautiful journey of Ammy and Sargun’s love. He makes sure that no other character besides the lead pair gets much importance, which eventually enhances the impact of the culmination.
While the first hour of Qismat is all smiles, laughter and lovey-dovey moments, it’s the second half that moves the viewers. Right when you believe that all is working well with the couple, everything falls apart. The powerful script is the highlight of the film.
Qismat belongs to Ammy Virk and Sargun Mehta. They are the heart and soul of the movie. They both give equally good, well-balanced and superlative performances. You cannot help but fall in love with their on-screen chemistry. They make you smile and cry a number of times in those two hours. It’s hard to believe anyone else portraying Shivjit and Bani’s roles. Guggu Gill is at his best, while Harby Sangha is funny as always.
Jagdeep Sidhu’s belief in the story is what has transformed Qismat into a superior feature film. His screenplay is flawless and he has all it takes to be an excellent director. B Praak and Sukh-e have provided the best soundtrack a Punjabi film has seen in many years. We won’t be surprised if Kaun hoyega, Awaaz, and Fakira will be played on repeat on every playlist.
What Could’ve Been Better:
The movie stretches to 139 minutes, which feels a tad dragged. Had the first half been trimmed a bit, the impact would have been stronger.
Why You Should Watch:
Qismat makes you smile, laugh, fall in love, get separated, get together, and cry. Watch it for Ammy Virk and Sargun Mehta’s chemistry, Jagdeep Sidhu’s writing and direction, and also the soulful music. Grab your tissues and handkerchiefs and make a move towards cinema halls. This one is strongly recommended!