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Tum Mile Review

Tum Mile
Cast:Emraan Hashmi, Soha Ali Khan
Direction:Kunal Deshmukh
Production:Mukesh Bhatt
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Tum Mile Movie Review - Tum Mile – Letdowns badly

IndiaGlitz  [Monday, November 16, 2009]

 Vishesh Films-Emraan Hashmi-Kunal Deshmukh: On the face of this trio combo, it was all evoking our expectations with 'Tum Mile'. But unluckily, the film disappoints us badly on every quotient. Well, with a soggy script and jerry-built screenplay, the film throws you into lots of discombobulations on what's really happening over there.

Perhaps, setting a flimsy script in backdrops of Mumbai's rampaged flood of July 26, 2005 might sound to be a good idea. But setting everything about a flood merely within a studio is a zany conceptualization. Fine! If at all you were yearning to watch the regular 'Emraan Hashmi' factors about persistent liplocks-love making scenes with his ladylove irrespective of any problems, some heedful tunes of Pritham... You can go ahead and take a glimpse over it.

'A touching tale of love' and 'natural calamity' -  If these were the mere motifs of Kunal, he should've got it done with finesses, but rather he frizzles down with lots-n-lots of fatuities.  First of all, the mere disbelief about - 'Deliver anything and audiences will appreciate it' must be fervently dropped down if Kunal wants to win the applause.  In simple terms, 'Tum Mile' lacks substantiality from alpha-till-omega and there isn't anything convincing except few stock shots of flood-drenched Mumbai...

26th July 2005 rang an ominous bell-for most... but amidst all the chaos and the tragedy, it reunites two star crossed ex-lovers Sanjana (Soha Ali Khan) and Akshay (Emraan Hashmi). The two people, who meet after a hiatus of 6 years-now occupying different worlds and evidently, they had moved on...

What starts off as a seemingly innocuous encounter on the same flight back to Mumbai-ends up as a rollercoaster ride through some of the darkest hours of Mumbai-as they see the city get swamped with disaster and loss...and are forced to stick together in this time of crisis.

The story shifts perspective between the past and the present - a glorious but crazy past of 2 starkly different people falling in love - the differences at first being exciting. Gradually with time, they journey through the emotional pitfalls attached, the constant bickering, the frantic and urgent making up, and irreconcilable differences - that give way to a final break up. And then we see those very people struggling their way through a stormy night in Mumbai that threatens to take over the city, their fears and insecurities lying bare as their guard drops.

Kunal Deshmukh should've watched a list of top-charting 'natural disaster' movies (though the inspiration is drawn out from his real life experience of Mumbai- 26 July, 2005). Of course, it's almost like beating the same bush where, we ought to watch the tribulations of victims wedged in waters. Amidst of it, the unscrupulous screenplay of fast-cuts between present and flashbacks is a real constraint that stops us out from appreciating Kunal.

Emraan attempts to behold his delineation, but he's over the same patterned role of a serial kisser. Nothing unique about it... Soha Ali Khan scores brownie points with her performance, but her characterization falls tenuous on more parts. Blame KD for it - for his inconsistent portrayal on her. Indeed, most of her dialogues are so ludicrous with blatant flaws.

On technical aspects, cinematography has been done patently on blue filters (flood sequence) with extreme grading. That turns to be more artificial and it could've been better if the filmmaker had let his focus on placing innovative takes with lens. Ditto to visual effects, as it fails to engross us.  If there's one thing to sing praises about, that's naturally the awe-inspiring melodic tunes by Pritham.

Well on marking verdict, 'Tum Mile' doesn't deserve a watch for it's not-so interesting theme and threadbare narration.

Verdict: Not worth watching

Rating: **



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