One can't blame the choice of a subject for the makers of the film. After all Indian audience have become tolerant to bold subjects over the years, 'Aitraaz' being one of the recent examples. In this context even 'Sauda' could have been an exciting fare. But then for a complex subject like this, it is required to have competent performances coupled with water-tight treatment. Also the movie is required to be presented aesthetically sans any titillation/item tracks. But such has been the image of director Jai Prakash and his starcast from his previous flicks that family audiences may just shy away from the movie. Also the publicity of the movie too has catered to the B and C center segment of audiences that takes a big chunk of the moolah away, that could have otherwise come from A grade centers.
A few sequences have been handled well too like when Preeti realizes that she is required to sleep with Sanjay Kapoor, the Preeti-Suman confrontation or the court sequence where Sanjay displays good histrionics and one doesn't mind over-the-top drama. But because of a now-predictable turn of events, the final outcome is Zero
Rating: 1.5 / 5