Yeh Faasley: Drama
Starring: Anupam Kher, Pawan Malhotra, Tena Desai
Direction: Yogesh Mittal
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Story: Arunima (Tena Desai) loves dad (Anupam Kher) who, she believes, loved her mom too. But her love is put to test when she begins to suspect her dad and holds him responsible for her mother’s death. Will the daughter avenge her mother’s death even if it means standing up against her father?
Movie Review: If there’s anything that holds the film together, it is the performances. If Anupam Kher renders a serious and substantial act as a father who may or may not be guilty, then newcomer Tena Desai is suitably restrained as the troubled daughter, torn between love and truth. Then, there is also Pawan Malhotra to watch out for as the mysterious third angle in this whodunit. All okay, on the acting front at least.
But when it comes to the plot, the pulp begins to flow….The film takes so long to build up to a not-so-predictable climax, it almost enervates you with its sluggishness. The repeated flashbacks with a not-so-happening actor-duo playing out a young Anupam Kher and his wife are meandering and meaningless, as are the daughter’s rants about good daddy-bad daddy.
The film does show flashes of substance and form, but there’s a whole lot of flab that renders it formless.