Sanam Teri Kasam movie full length review - Voilà!
Voilà is what I feel as I ended my journey watching this film!
I watched adequate Bolly flicks since I was a little kid and honestly writing, romantic has always been my least favourite genre of choice because of the sappiness and silly singing parts which I feel uber draggy and distressing! Alas, Sanam Teri Kalam (STK) proved me wrong as it is such a sweet surprise :P The fluctuating pace is the strength of this movie, in my point of view.
STK is such a love story sealed with a curse depicted by Inder Parihaar (Inder) and Saraswati Parthasarathy (Saru) as two beautiful souls that coloured the flick with sheer exemplarity! Despite the media reviews as well as people's responses which are simply too mainstreamed, harsh and rhetorical, these novice personas actually delivered such a convincing chemistry which purely beguile me into their innocence romance =]
Harshvardhan Rane and Mawra Hocane both deserve standing ovation as Bolly Saga rookies for their excellent and realistic acts! (personally, I find it flabbergasting how people boldly, inhumanely bashed Mawra for rebranding her Hussain surname to Hocane just because! How silly can we be!). A big round of applause too for the tremendous charm of music (btw Bewajah is the best track!) as well as enticing costumes worn by Saru, simply packed this story in a beautiful manner =]
I admit that the plot slightly resembles A Walk To Remember (AWTR) whereby both couples are similar as contradicted-natures of personas, living in a home of trophy family, likewise did not end up happily married due to the unfortunate circumstance of illness on the ladies' roles. Yet I find myself head over heels for Inder's power of love and compassion towards Saru which is different from how Landon Carter loved Jamie Sullivan. Methinks the amount of mutual respect, affection and care given by Saru and Inder to each other throughout the plot is the special and matured element that differs this flick from AWTR. The cute scenes gave me inner giggles, such as when they got stuck in the elevator, the argument after Inder's dad's wallet drama, the henna-staring scene before the wedding, and the moment Saru found all the secret notes made by Inder, AAAAARGH KAWAII :*
Inder's commitment goes unrequited yet plausible just as he learnt to be a better man at the end of the movie (as well as during the preamble), thanks to Saru's maturity towards life's trials and tribulations. I find it so cruel to watch how Saru pleaded for that romantic commiseration from Inder in the supposedly honeymoon suite of hers and Abhimanyu's in such form of criesI Oh how in this world, different person reacts to different emotional roller-coaster of life issues cruising around his or her atmosphere for God Forbid be it me, I won't be so brave to even check in there let alone to make use of the amenities due to my weak emotion.
I feel emotionally touched too, trying to put myself in Saru's shoes! Especially circa her final ritual made by her own father, witnessed by her own family, in her very own residence, as it gives me endless melancholic vibe after days finished watching this movie for three repeated times (three friggen times, I know, lame! =^.^=), that moment is too painful to bear in my immature mind, digesting how she have lived her life in this film as such a great, pretty, devout daughter/sister so humbly and purely. Yet, thanks to a wrong decision, at a wrong time, in a wrong place, it have caused her to pay such a price of being disowned. It inevitably turned her course of fate upside down in a bittersweet symphony, by finding solitude and peace in a form of a beast named Inder whom embraced her unconditionally until the end of her life =']
Saru and Inder educate and sooth me to find the beauty of solace amidst the painful bites of reality. Ultimately, I learn that embracing your love doesn't always end with cliché resolution, like being together, staying in love now and forever, to grow old fighting/divorcing and reconciling as one family, or to be sealed in a burgeoning matrimony-cum-children-and-prosperity, and so on, as always portrayed by our dogma and norma. Most of all, STK thought me one simple lesson that it's the best alternative to be nice to yourself and to everyone else, as much as you can, with all you got, for as long as it takes. Despite the social stigma, we learn and we will prosper. Great job, STK crews!