A host of film creators have come up to break grounds, usually abound with violence, sex and mere coquetry. The sories they strain nerves with, are by and large, based on resurgence from disillusions. Samir Karnik has already put forth positive messages with his preceeding movies including "Nanhe Jaisalmer". His latest venture " Vada Raha", based on a Russian story, could have been an all-time classic like "Anand" or "Mili"or " Black", had the film been scripted wisely, smartly and with matured film-making technique.
Dr. Duke Chawala ( Bobby Deol) is a successful doctor, a happy-go-lucky-man, full of life, vigour, vibrancy and vivacity. He is in love with Kangna. But, life is not a smooth sail for Dr. Duke. He meets with an accident that results in his physical invalidity. He is laid up with paralytic state. His dreams get shattered like a house of cards. Besides, melancholia, his physical existence appears meaningless. To add woe to this, his sweet-heart displays indifferent disposition, if not aversion and rejection. Being prone to irony of fate, he steers clear of any medical treatment, psychlogical deliberation of courting termination of the circumscribed life in hospital. There comes a boy Dwij Yadav who happens to be his hospital-mate. He comes as an angel to ward off all frustrations of Duke. Their friendship deepens. The boy teaches the true meaning of life. Duke finds an respite in the boy's company. He is a catalyst to effect transition of Duke's life He disperses the dark cloud from his friend's mind and brings out the silver-lining that practically lay enveloped so far. Pessimism is translated into optimism. Though Duke was a doctor his sense in medical science had so long been overcast by the vapours of disillusionment. The boy provides the impetus that is more essential than science-based treatment.
Unfortunately, this quintessence has been adulterated and affected by unnecessary songs and dream-scene. The director could hardly bank upon the fundamental or elemental appeals fostered by the intimate and bona-fide rapport between the two souls. Unnecessary comic elements could have been deleted.
Bobby Deol has given brilliant performances. He caught the pulse of the character and has made justice to it. Kangna in "Gangstar","Fashion" or " O lamhe" could not be found here. Her "Barbie-doll" get-up has proved foil in this film. Dwij Yadav is good, but his role has been made more precautious than it should have been. High preachings delivered by a child is not justifiable.