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After JANNAT, director Kunal Deshmukh chooses a love story yet again. This time round, he sculpts an extremely mature and engrossing account of a mercurial relationship between an artist (Emraan Hashmi) and his muse (Soha Ali Khan).
Kunal Deshmukh has limited himself to narrating the ups and downs in a live-in relationship; TUM MILE may've struck a chord. But if you're thinking of a disaster movie, then better watch 2012.
The romance is well-handled by Kunal with a heightened maturity, bringing to fore a relationship that is both mature and most real. He succeeds in depicting the tiffs between the lovers; you almost seem to know the so-much-in-love, yet so-hurting couple. It’s the disaster aspect that doesn't make much of an impact. That's because you strongly feel that the infamous Mumbai floods should've been given more prominence, instead of using it as a tool to take the story forward. But some of the sequences of the downpour and the deluge seem credible enough, lacing danger with fear, as the people of Mumbai try to wade through waist deep water to safety and sanity.
In TUM MILE, overall the nature's fury doesn't come across strongly or effectively. In a few scenes, yes, you do draw parallels with real life, but the impact it ought to make is just not there.
Kunal Deshmukh has handled the love story very well. The tiffs between Emraan and Soha are so identifiable. But how one wishes the film would've focused more on the characters' attempts to escape or cope with the disaster or its aftermath.
Rating: 2 / 5