Vaada raha…I promise (2009)
Vaada raha…I promise: Fails to Keep its Promise!
Director: Samir Karnik
Starring: Bobby Deol, Kangana Ranaut, Mohnish Behl, Dwij Yadav and Sharat Saxena
Rating: 2 out of 5
Duke Chawla (Bobby Deol) is a successful doctor who is on the verge of marrying the love of his life Nalini (Kangana Ranaut). But destiny has something else in store for him. He meets an accident and eventually is paralyzed from neck downwards. He is devastated as his ladylove too betrays him the way life does.
Soon in his aimless and hopeless life enters a boy Roshan (Dwij Yadav), who is full of life and inspires him to not lose hope. And what happens next is somehow interesting to watch in terms of story, but direction and screenplay goes haywire where Vaada Raha loses all the points.
Vaada raha…I promise is a beautiful story, but impact less. Courtesy poor direction and screenplay. Despite a fairly powerful star-cast this film lacks what we call commercialism in tinsel town. Poor promotions have already done damage to the film. To top it all, the film critics won’t find a reason to coax the cine-goers to go and watch this film.
Kangana Ranaut does not get much scope. Bobby Deol is perfect for his part and shares an amazing screen rapport with Dwij Yadav.
Overall, Vaada Raha I promise won’t impress everyone, but is a mediocre attempt by the filmmakers. Star value might give the cine-goer to watch the film, but they certainly won’t be much pleased at the end of the day. Heart-touching script loses it essence as one gets to the middle of the film, the screenplay bores you to death till the end and you discover nothing unique.
-Esha Razdan/ Sampurn