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'Kedarnath' trailer dangerously silly

So now we know why the tsunami-like floods occurred in "Kedarnath" in 2013? You see, a young Hindu girl who looks a lot like Sara Ali Khan fell in love with a not-so-young Muslim boy who bears an uncanny resemblance to Sushant Singh

2018-11-13T15:35:00Z

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So now we know why the tsunami-like floods occurred in "Kedarnath" in 2013? You see, a young Hindu girl who looks a lot like Sara Ali Khan fell in love with a not-so-young Muslim boy who bears an uncanny resemblance to Sushant Singh Rajput. When her parents raised hell and vowed they wouldnt allow the match to happen, she vows, "Then I will do jaap (holy chants) to make sure pralay (catastrophe) happens".

That's how the 2013's fury of nature pelted down on Uttarakhand.

Don't wonder. That's what the trailer of Abhishek Kapoor's "Kedarnath" tells us. If I was the father, I would say what Saif Ali Khan is heard telling his daughter Sara on "Koffee With Karan".

"Does he have money? Then take her," Saif has said in reference to prospective grooms for his daughter.

This would spare us the hysterical melodrama of unlikely lovers combating the world.

The sheer tackiness of the simulated natural calamity heightens the sense of unnatural emotions in a trailer that promises a film bedecked in absurdity. Sushant is a Muslim pithu (carrier) and debutante Sara is a tourist whom he carried to the top of the mountain. And there they should remain.

This is no "Jab Jab Phool Khile". Sushant lacks the natural charm of Shashi Kapoor. He labours over his cuteness and strains for drama. Sara is fresh-faced and unspoilt, more her mom Amrita Singh than dad Saif. Whether that is good or bad is up to you to decide.

What are the chances of this alliance actually happening in real life? Director Abhishek Kapoor is not keen to tell a realistic story. He just wants to go with the flow. Never mind if the flow is a studio-created tidal wave.


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armaan.ridz
armaan.ridz 1 years ago True. Well written.

Having lost the parents of very very close family friends in the Uttarakhand floods it really hurts me to see such a movie come out. Their girls (my friends) have visited the place many a times afterwards in search of their parents but with luck. Their bodies were also not found. They are still living with hope that their parents might come back some day.2018-11-13 19:52:27
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