Most films in the romance genre believe in the tried-and-tested formula of happy endings, never venturing into the dark side. Devdas and the more recent Dev.D tread what can only be described as - 'the forbidden path' for other Bollywood filmmakers. But even these films lacked the objectivity and only glorified the protagonist's plight.
So, I curiously waited to find out what approach the makers of The Unforgettable would take and the opening few minutes did manage to surprise me in a pleasant way. But that's precisely how long my feeling lasted and the rest of the film became an unforgettable.
The story revolves around a man “Yash” who fall in love with a women “Padma”. They go on in relationship for few months but suddenly one fine day she left him alone. Yash was having no answer ‘Why?’ After again some few more years, Yash found out that she got married to someone else. Now he was surprised and tried to find out from her why she betrayed him.
The story sounds intriguing but what we actually have here is Padma, who always bath topless in the ocean, walks around in exquisite sarees revealing more than what's necessary. And somehow we are made to believe the equation between her and Yash is that of love and not lust at first sight. He slogs her at every opportunity, loses his mind when she leaves him abruptly, ends up making out with her at her wedding anniversary and yet somehow we are still made to believe that its love and not obsession that compels him to act the way he does.
To be fair, you know what the makers are trying to convey, but what unfolds in front of you is full of brazen contradictions.
Overall, forget this Unforgettable!
Rating: 2 / 5