Rajshree Productions has always held its own place in the world of Hindi films....simple movies....bringing in the small town perspective at times......blending the traditional with the contemporary, backed with a good story and good music.
However Ek Vivaah, despite having its moments, failed to make an impression.
In my opinion, the last winning combination of Shahid - Amrita (in Vivaah) was missed in this movie, the Sonu Sood - Isha Koppikar chemistry was tepid.
Sooraj Barjatya;s direction was also missed.
Again, with all due respect to Ravindra Jain, who has given us many gems in the past (read Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaaye, Chitchor, Ram Teri Ganga Maili), the soundtrack is dated and not upto mark for a film in which the music is an important thread in the storyline as well.
There were some moments in the film which touched a chord, like the time when she learns the truth about her uncle and aunt and realises that it is she who has to take on the responsibility of looking after her siblings, and the time when Prem asks her for just the right to wait for her, as long as it takes.
However, all in all, the simplicity and sweetness failed to warm the heart, this time round.