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Vaada Raha... I Promise  (2009 - Hindi)

Vaada Raha... I Promise cumulative rating: 2.1 out of 52.1/5 (39 users)

Vaada Raha... I Promise critics rating: 1.35 out of 5 1.35/5 (6 critics)

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Vaada Raha, directed by Samir Karnik is a cheesy, emotionally manipulative, sob-saga that doesn't even deserve a straight-to-television release. Bobby Deol plays genius surgeon Duke Chawla, who becomes paralysed neck down in a road accident, and is subsequently dumped by his fiancée (played by Kangana Ranaut), for a reason so bizarre, you have to see it to believe it. Languishing in a hospital, angry and overcome with despair, he at first rejectsmore

Samir Karnik completes his trilogy. NANHE JAISALMER was about dreams, HEROES was about pride and VAADA RAHA is about hope. The commonality in all three films, besides Bobby Deol and child star Dwij Yadav, is the emotional quotient. VAADA RAHA, inspired by a Russian fable, is about the bond between two patients - a grown up man and a kid, respectively. An interesting thought, nonetheless. But there's a hitch. The writing isn't too convincing and what actually dilutesmore

The second best thing is that while Kangana Ranaut may not have had botox injected into her thin lips, she may have attempted a silicon filling. The worst thing about director Samir Karnik's final film of a trilogy (Nanhe Jaisalmer, Heroes) is its utterly pointless EQ. We have heard the story a zillion times. Leading doctor (Bobby Deol) meets with a near-fatal accident that leaves him both bed-ridden as well as intellectually stunted.more

Think 'inhe davaa ki nahi, dua ki zaroorat hai', the dialogue you may have heard in movies in the 60s. Vaada Raha - I Promise (yes, the 'I Promise' is part of the title too) may not have those exact dialogues but it reminds you of those golden oldies you've enjoyed, but which don't quite ring a bell in today. The one in the need of dua here is Duke (Bobby Deol), in a role which would have been ideal for Rajendra 'Jubilee' Kumar in the good ol' days. more

Vaada Raha is a grim, heavy emotional drama mostly set in a hospital, not the most cheery setting if one is looking for wholesome entertainment. The story of Vaada Raha is credited to a Russian fable, which was possibly narrated decades ago by grandfathers sitting around a fireplace on cold winter evenings swigging vodka. It may have worked in that 19th century setting, but it doesn’t quite work in an air-conditioned hall today.more

Duke Chawla (Bobby), cardiac surgeon (and part-time cancer researcher) has an accident that sees girlfriend (Kangna) dump him at a time when he needs her most. All in the name of helping him stand on his own feet. Talk about the irony of it! Anyway, Doc Duke goes hopelessly bananas because of that; he stops eating, taking his meds, et al. Enter annoying kid Roshan (Dwij) who's hellbent on not letting him be.more