Movie Review – Humari Adhuri Kahaani
Release Date: 12 June 2015
Star Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Vidya Balan, Rajkummar Rao
Director: Mohit Suri
Humari Adhuri Kahaani – Story/Plot, Review
Vasudha (Vidya Balan) is a single mother of a five year-old son Sanjh and working as a florist in a luxurious hotel. Sanjh grows up without meeting his father Hari (Rajkumar Rao).
Hari is chauvinistic husband who wants his wife get his name tattooed on her hand to make sure she belongs to him for the next 7 janam. Hari takes off to Orrissa and has been missing since then. Later, it is seen that he works for a terrorist group in Bastar.
Vasudha meets Aarav Ruparel (Emraan Hashmi), a multi-millionaire hotel owner. The two connect emotionally with baggage of their past. Aaarav falls in love with Vasudha and offers her to work for his hotel in Dubai. Intimidated by the job offer that could better her son’s life Vasudha moves to Dubai and falls for Aarav too.
Just when breathing gets a bit easier for Vasudha, the ghost of her past, Hari returns and is in no mood to set her free.
The rest of the story revolves around Vasudha’s struggle betweenn her past and the future? Will Vasudha and Aarav’s Kahani remain Adhuri?.
When the trio of Vidya Balan, Rajkummar Rao and Emraan Hashmi — competent actors all, Rao even better — comes together, you expect something. The film’s biggest weakness is writing.
Humari Adhuri Kahaani love story doesn’t touch you deep inside,and make you yearn. It’s 2015 and Mohit Suri suffers from a serious 80′s hangover where women touched the feet of their lovers or the wind blew away the flame to denote death or flowers magically embraced each other to show romance.
Vidya Balan gives her all to make Vasudha pass off as someone who you can empathize with. Her scene with Rao when she sees him for the very first time in 5 years stands out and reminds us how performance hungry this actress is.
Emraan Hashmi is once again limited to a Bhatt hero role and there is nothing extraordinary that you see. His potential is curbed and the only thing that impressed me in this film was his genuine act of crying. His teary-eyed scenes are quite powerfully emoted.
It’s Rajkummar Rao who is the real star of the movie without any doubt. From a jilted husband to a revengeful lover, he has displayed a wide range of emotions. Primarily meant for a negative impact, his character is the one to stay with you.
The only thing that works in Suri’s favour is the film’s music which is already popular enough.
Hamari Adhuri Kahani is mostly dependent on its lead actors and they’ve done a satisfactory job. It’s one of those films which reveals its latent potential and then fails to capitalise on it.