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

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  • Vaada Raha... I Promise rating: 4 out of 10(Divya Solgama wrote on 11 Sep 2009)

    ‘’An unfulfilled Promise’’

    Samir Karnik’s debut Kyun! ho Gaya na may have gone unnoticed but his 2nd effort Heroes had a heart. It took a good subject and managed to touch the heartstrings despite a little bit of manipulative emotions. With Waada Raha, He promises to tell yet another heart-rending story about optimism and ‘make-the-best-of-life’ attitude. Does he fulfil that ? Let see.

    Waada raha is the story of Dr. Duke Chawla (Bobby Deol) who has everything what it takes to make for a perfect life. A lucrative profession, a doting girlfriend; he couldn’t ask for more. However, one incident turns his life and his attitude upside down. Duke becomes negative-minded and loses all the hope he has ever had.
    That’s when Roshan (Dwij Yadav) enters his life. With a happy-go-lucky nature and jolly talks, Roshan infuses some happiness in Duke’s life and a strong bonding developes between them. How they carry it further and how it affects their lives is the rest of the story.

    The story has some visible shades of other classic feel-good Hindi films like Anand and Munna Bhai MBBS, esp. in the way it is written. However, the narrative is slow and the direction is not up to the mark. It doesnt manage to capture the same kind of magic as it could have. Also, the film gets a bit too dramatic in portions. Thats what goes against this film which could otherwise have been a very good emotional film.
    Despite a premise with a lot of scope for heartfelt emotions, Waada raha doesn’t make us cry. However, it has its moments where it works well.

    However, its the performances here that carry the film on its shoulders. Bobby Deol is effective as the optimistic doctor who learns the values of life only after he is dejected by it. Dwij Yadav as Roshan excels in bringing a certain amount of charm to the story. Kangana Ranaut is just passable.
    Camerawork is captivating in places. The film is nothing great technically otherwise.

    So bol meri “Filmi Khopdi” is film mein kitna hai dum ?
    Dum hai, Story mein thoda bahut dum hai par phir bhi kam hai. The concept is nice, but the treatment could have been better. Overall, Waada raha can be said as a promise which is not fulfilled at the end despite having a lot of opportunity.

    Rating – 2.25

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