Movie – Loveyatri
Director – Abhiraj Minawala
Producer – Salman Khan
Writer – Niren Bhatt
Star cast– Aayush Sharma, Warina Hussain, Kamil Lemieszewski, Caroline Wilde, and Ram Kapoor
Music – Tanishk Bagchi, Lijo George – DJ Chetas
Cinematography – Jishnu Bhattacharjee
Editor – Ritesh Soni
Running time – 139 minutes
Rating – 3.0
Meet Sushrut played by Aayush Sharma who has only one passion in his life – to teach garba to kids in the areas of Baroda (Vadodara), but as the nine days dance season – Navratri festival comes, his life simply changes. He is seen falling head over the heels in love with the lady called Michelle played by Warina Hussain and soon follows the chase to impress the lady as much as he can to win her heart. So, what really goes is interesting to catch.
The film is all about an unambitious boy, whose only passion is dance. He gets the pressure from his family to find any job so that he can start earning for himself. So, the film has a typical family setup which ask for the same usual thing that remains the same story of every next home. So, in terms of story and plot, the makers have little to share. Abhiraj Minawala who also opened his innings in direction has gone safe by going with the same old tried and tested formula, focusing more on the mushy moments just to create drama.
However, the problem is that there are many sweet nothings , which keep on happening in the film and these really does not stop this unambitious screenplay. One may call the characters to be likeable but the story is not. There seems to be conflict in the way things are presented. The songs in the movie are finding attention for getting the mood for the festivity surrounding the garba. The music is composed in a nice way with the renditions of ‘Chogada’ and ‘Dholida’ that add energy to the film especially to the Navratri playlist. The choreography of Vaibhavi Merchant will inspire lots of legs to shake. However, the rest of the compositions seems to be catchy enough yet not to become overbearing.
Talking about the characters – Aayush and Warina, they seemed raw and their acting skills had some flaw as well but their on-screen chemistry seems interesting. They had innocence, which was required in the movie though they failed in perfect acting performances. The others like Ronit Roy, Ram Kapoor, etc. too had decent role to play. The looked cool with their emotionally heavier dialogues and sequences.
LoveYatri – The Last Word
Though one may find the film having the gripping appeal of several modern romantic movies, yet it can be promising for the die-hard romantic film goers to enjoy the film of the nineties. It can be a decent watch for the film who loves dance and garba.