Kunal Deshmukh and Emraan Hashmi team up again after Jannat, bringing onboard the ebullient Soha Ali Khan. Going the Bollywood way, Tum Mile harps on a love story gone sour, through many flashbacks and songs. This being Emraan’s “best role of my career” and the hoopla surrounding it, the movie just about makes it as an average romance flick, with a calamity for good measure.
From the time they meet each other after 6 long years Akshay, an artist, and Sanjana, an editor with a local magazine, analyse and reanalyse what went wrong with their once happy world in Cape Town. From then on it’s one long ride into the lives of two individuals who part ways for good, until fate brings them both to Mumbai on the 26th of July. Fighting the floodwaters and their emotions, the two make it through the day only to face the reality that’s staring them in the face.
The characters of Tum Mile are well-etched out- Soha Ali’s fiesty editor roleplay and Emraan as a subdued, down-on-his-luck artist share decent chemistry. Deshmukh’s handling of the frustrations and conflicts of two very unlike persons is proficient, as is his method of storytelling. Switching back and forth into and out of the past and present, you are not for a moment distracted from what’s being conveyed. Not forgetting Pritam’s music that pushes the emotions, where the actors have left off.
On the flipside, we’ve seen it all before. Some scenes go as far as to remind you of Titanic and Final Destination. Plus, there’s nothing you can’t predict. If anything people have had to relive memories of the floods and in what a way? In fact, Tum Mile would have done better had the flood story not been incorporated. But then that’s another movie.
Though Tum Mile is another rehashed love story, it will be a sure treat for all Emraan and Soha fans.