The movie was released at the time when SRK had begun his steps towards stardom. I have watched this movie over 20 times.
The story is very simple and entertaining. Simple, to the point, slightly comedic, slightly romantic, slightly heart-warming. But I have watched it over 20 times. The reason is Shahrukh Khan.
Critics of SRK should watch this movie as SRK gives a Baadshah performance even though he plays the role of a simple Town guy. His act as Sunil, so simple but yet so convincing. One feels as SRK is playing their role, when he talks, when he fancies Ana, when he laughs and even when he cries. It all seems so natural.
SRK breathes life into the character of Sunil. Sunil is a guy we all know, we all are. He is the common man. He has weaknesses, he isn't rich or particularly handsome and he's sometimes willing to go the wrong way to achieve something.
This was Shahrukh before Baazigar, before Darr and more importantly, before DDLJ. This was Shahrukh Khan raw. This was him before the audiences found him lovable and adored him. This was him before he was able to floor girls with just a look and a smile. This was SRK before he became a star.
Kundan Shah does a good job in direction. A simple love triangle melded with hummable numbers and some comedy makes the movie superb.
The support casts have done proper justice to their job. Whether it's Deepak or Naseerudin or Anjan or Ashutosh. But the charm of the movie is the débutante Suchitra who plays her role of Ana as beautifully as she is in looks.
I recommend this movie to all people who watch SRK today and say that he keeps doing the same kind of roles.
My rating - 4/5