Complete review of ‘Raabta’
Star Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Kriti Sanon, Jim Sarbh, Varun Sharma
Director: Dinesh Vijan
Producer: Maddock Films
Music Director: JAM8, Sachin-Jigar
Producer Dinesh Vision made his direction debut with ‘Raabta’ in which Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon are in lead role.
Story of the movie:
The film starts with Shiva (Sushant Singh Rajput) living in Punjab, who is called Budapest for the job in the bank and goes to Budapest with his friend (Varun Sharma). There he meets Saira (Kriti Sanon), who works in a chocolate store. Saira starts to reciprocate to Shiv’s foolish antics soon and falls in love with him.
Then, of course, enters the third wheel to the story, Zak/Zakir Merchant (Jim Sarbh). A liquor baron who is obsessed with Saira and doesn’t handle her rejection well. He is too rich to think about concepts like consent and hence kidnaps her to take her to a secluded island.
Soon, Saira starts thinking about how her bond with Shiv seems beyond the transcends of time and decades.
Then there are dreams and prophecies that take us to the past of these three characters. When the warrior falls in love with the brave princess, does their fate betray them? What is the connection between these three and what future beholds is left to see.
Film’s direction, VFX and action sequence is very interesting. Dinesh Vijan who made his directoial debut with the film has shot the film in a very interesting manner. The plot of the film looks very weak. The first half of the film is very good and in the second half the story goes somewhere and in particular the flashback could have a much better story.
“Raabta” lacks the finesse required to pull off a theme like this, but it is definitely good to look at. From Budapest to colour blasts during flashback scenes, it features some captivating moments. Sadly that doesn’t seem enough.
Sushant Singh Rajput has played the role of both parts in a very good way. Sushant has completely taken a U-turn. He plays a warrior in the past life and is just as serious as he was playful, in contemporary life. This suits him a lot more.
Kriti Sanon looks pretty but in terms of acting is quite average. She fails to make her presence felt among the other two actors. Sushant and Kriti have good chemistry together and some of their early scenes are fun.
Jim Sarbh has incredible intense looks but his poorly written character doesn’t allow him to make his best. He creepily sings ‘Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhaagi Si‘ in between and that seems quite unforgettable a moment.
Rajkummar Rao is wasted in a role that has more make-up than impact.
Varun Sharma and Nidhi Subbaiah do a decent job as the supporting cast.
The music of the movie is fine, but the background score is awesome. There’s a bunch of really good songs shot across Budapest that are a welcome respite from the asinine drama.
Watch Or Not:
If you like Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon, or love reincarnation stories, so you can definitely watch it once.