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Songs stand out -- Ek Vivaah Aisa Bhi

Ek Vivaah Aisa Bhi

Ek Vivaah Aisa Bhi  





Genre: Drama

Director: Kaushik Ghatak

Cast: Sonu Sood and Eesha Kopikkhar

Storyline: A father dies on the day of his daughter’s engagement entrusting her with his two other kids. She waits for 12 long years to unite with her lover

Bottomline: Watch it if you believe in utopia

A mix of ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’ and ‘Tapasya’ (remember the Rakhi-Parikshit Sahni starrer of the early 1970s?), ‘Ek Vivaah Aisa Bhi,’ true to Rajshri style, is a feel-good film with an uneasy-to-gulp utopian situation. It’s a litmus test for Rajshri.

It is primarily a love story woven around situations like a father dying on the engagement day of his daughter Chandni (Eesha Kopikkhar) leaving her two siblings under her care.

At stake is her own life and marriage to Prem (Sonu Sood).

It’s a tale of self respect, sacrifice and love. Eesha Kopikkhar as the small town girl of Bhopal has given her best shots in grim situations. Sonu Sood takes the cake as the new age Prem. His smile seduces and his voice impresses. The picturisation of songs is better than the film itself.

Full of family value messages and a catchphrase “It’s not about 12 years of waiting but about 12 years of romance”, the film leaves you moist eyed in many frames.

RANA SIDDIQUI ZAMAN

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