Hamari Adhuri Kahani | Movie Review 13 Jun 2015   478


Star Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Vidya Balan, Rajkummar Rao
Direction: Mohit Suri
Genre: Romance
Duration: 2 hours 11 minutes

Critics Review/Rating

Times Of India (TOI):

So a seeped-in-tradition, middle-class florist Vasudha is married off to a boorish tourist taxi-driver, Hari by her priest father. The father is a two-faced man; a pujari outside and a ‘wife-beater’ at home.
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Mahesh Bhatt penned and directed ‘Arth’, a sensitive cult film telling us the story of a fiercely independent woman dealing with an extramarital relationship that threatens to wreck her home.
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Hindustan Times:

Remember that terrific scene in Tanu Weds Manu Returns where Datto’s brother makes a fierce plea for gender equality? He rips into his regressive relatives who are refusing to let Datto marry Manu. He asks an elderly man: “Tu dinosaur ki biradari ka hai?”
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The opening scene of Hamari Adhuri Kahani has a weary Vidya Balan clutching on to a map, getting off a bus in the middle of nowhere, walking a few steps and then collapsing.
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Bollywood Hungama:

Life in Bollywood is all about ironies. A classic example of the same is that, while on one hand, showing an ‘extra-marital affair’ was never the in-thing here; on the other hand, it was never even outdated! There have been many films that have been made on the sensitive yet bold topic of extra-marital affair.
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NDTV Movies:

Director Mohit Suri’s Hamari Adhuri Kahani is an anachronistic, tragic romance that touches an emotional chord, yet, makes you dismiss it as a regressive piece of art.
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There is a popular perception amongst movie buffs that the best stories are those which are based on real incidents or people. This week’s release ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’ could go a long way in strengthening this point of view even further.
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The Indian Express:

Meet Vasudha, young mom of little boy, making a hard living in the hospitality business; Hari, her husband, burdened with a dark past; and Arav, handsome tycoon, thirsting for romance. You are promised a touching love story; you get zilch.
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India Today:

“What’s going on?” “Yeh kya ho raha hai?” “I don’t get you man.” You hear characters voicing more or less the same thing at regular intervals in Hamari Adhuri Kahani. It’s one of the few rare occasions when you empathise with them.
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Hamari Adhuri Kahani is a film where three fine actors all play idiots, says Raja Sen. Vidya Balan cries a lot throughoutHamari Adhuri Kahani.
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A successful businessman who has had a tough life immediately senses the trouble a beautiful lady is in. She has a young son and her husband has been missing since the last five years. She has known her husband for just one year after her arranged marriage.
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