Critic Ratings

Sadiyaan review by Hindustan Times
Sadiyaan critic rating (Hindustan Times): 1
Sadiyaan review by The Telegraph
Sadiyaan critic rating (The Telegraph): 2
Sadiyaan review by Times of India
Sadiyaan critic rating (Times of India): 1.5
Sadiyaan review by DNA India
Sadiyaan critic rating (DNA India): 1
Sadiyaan review by Mumbai Mirror
Sadiyaan critic rating (Mumbai Mirror): 0.5

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Sadiyaan  (2010 - Hindi)

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Sadiyaan cumulative rating: 1.7 out of 51.7/5 (47 users)

Sadiyaan critics rating: 1.3 out of 5 1.3/5 (8 critics)

My Rating

  • If released in late 60’s or early 70’s still......

    Sadiyaan rating: 1 out of 10(Divya Solgama wrote on 02 Apr 2010)

    There are some directors who make films for the proper masses, in which majority makes comedy, but then there are few who make out and out dramatic films. Raj Kanwar is among those few such directors belonging to the latter category. His combination of good star cast, melodious music, high voltage drama, etc have been successful most of the times in past. Now he brings us his latest film where he launches two new fresh faces with some stalwarts of Hindi cinema. Let’s find out will he again manage to capture the nerve of the masses or will miss it out?

    Sadiyaan is story of Raj Vir Singh {Rishi Kapoor} and his wife Amrit Kaur {Rekha} who comes to Amritsar from Lahore in the times of India-Pakistan Partition. They are given a place which was earlier inherited by a Muslim Family. In the house they find a small abandon child. Amrit Kaur decides to keep the child and raises him as their own child. Time flies and Ishaan {Luv Sinha} grows up and loves his parents very much. In a college tour to Kashmir he meets Chandni {Ferena} and falls in love with her. Later he finds out that she is a Muslim and her parents will only get them married if he converts into Islam. At that time Raj Vir Singh and Amrit Kaur reveals to Ishaan that he is a Muslim by birth, and thus they try to contact Ishaans real parents in Pakistan. Ishaan’s parents {Hema Malini and Javed Sheikh} come to India and all problems get solved. But now they want to take Ishaan with them to Pakistan, what will Ishaan do? Go with them or stay with Raj Vir and Amrit Kaur is the entire movie about.

    Story is fine, but does not have any freshness to offer. There have been films on similar grounds from ages starting with Raj Kapoors Chalia, etc. Screenplay is bit slow and drags a lot in the romantic scenes which are totally amateurish. There are so many typical scenes which we have seen in loads of Hindi films and have been totally outdated. Dialogs are nice when spoken by the veterans but the newcomers messes it all. Camera work is good and it was nice to see Kashmir of late 60’s and early 70’s.

    Music is bit let down in comparison to Raj Kanwars earlier films. Still Sadiyaan ve and Janak sounds nice.

    Raj Kanwar is known for melodrama in his films, but out here the melodrama was lacking the powerful punch. Yes there are some good moments essayed by the veteran actors especially Rishi Kapoor and Rekha. But all the scenes between the newcomers were over the top. He could not extract the good performance from the new pair. There are so many forced and unwanted scenes like hero-heroine trapped in snow where hero trying to give her warmth, separate comedian track, etc. His all films had an entertainment going along with the main track, but out here it was big time missing.

    Rishi Kapoor is the best of all and has done full justice to his role. Same goes for Rekha as she carries her very well as a loving mother. Hema Malini looked nice, but had a small role. Javed Sheikh, Rakhi, Vivek and others were ok. In case you wondering what about the lead pair, well the answer is what about them? Luv Sinha looked feminine and his body structure is so odd that in many scenes you can see the head popping out. His voice reminds you of early days of Rahul Roy and Tusshar Kapoor. He was totally wooden in all the dances. Ferena is worse than Luv Sinha and looks manly in many scenes. Her face was total odd and dint looked beautiful from any side.

    So bol meri “Filmi Khopdi” is film mein kitna hai dum ?

    Jab tak Stalwarts are on the screen the film has dum, but the moment the newcomers comes , there is no dum. Sorry Raj Kanwar this time except for decent performances by Rishi Kapoor and Rekha you got everything wrong, starting from Music, Screenplay and Bad performances by his lead actors. I feel even if the film would had been released in its screen era of late 60’s or early 70’s still the movie would had struggle to make its mark.

    Ratings : 1.5/5

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