Satyaprem Ki Katha Review: While the Hindi cinema audience might be unfamiliar with Sameer Vidwans, Marathi cinema enthusiasts recognize his talent. His previous film ‘Anandi Gopal,’ which narrates the inspiring story of India’s first female doctor, received widespread praise nationally and internationally. In ‘Satyaprem Ki Katha,’ the screenplay, dialogues, and story are penned by Karan Shrikant Sharma. Initially, based on the trailer, I anticipated a typical film, but I was pleasantly surprised and proved wrong. Now, let’s delve into that aspect.
The movie ‘Satyaprem Ki Katha’ tells a story similar to classic love tales like Laila Majnu, Heer Ranjha, Sheeri Farhad, Sapna Vasu, and Raj Simran. The main character, Satyaprem, wants to get married and eventually marries a girl named Katha. However, the twist in the story is that Katha comes from a wealthy family and doesn’t love Satyaprem. The film also portrays unique family dynamics where both Satyaprem and his father take care of household chores. As the story progresses, the characters navigate through these circumstances.
Satyaprem Ki Katha Review: Kiara’s effortless acting won hearts
Kiara Advani, the lead actress of the film, delivers a surprising performance that impresses her critics. Her ability to convey dialogues in a simple and natural manner, along with her captivating facial expressions, is a delight to watch. The film ‘Satyaprem Ki Katha’ manages to balance its budget, which is evident in its supporting cast, including Gajraj Rao and Supriya Pathak.
These actors, selected to complement the film’s essence, contribute to its strength. Gajraj Rao, who showcased his versatility in the film ‘Maja Ma,’ attempts something new here, although his performance has its limitations. Sajna Dhjana falls short of matching Supriya Pathak’s performance. While she is a talented artist, her character in ‘Satyaprem Ki Katha’ doesn’t seem to align with her tonality. It’s worth mentioning the commendable work of Siddharth Randeria and Anupriya Patel, who portray the parents in the story.
Satyaprem Ki Katha Review: The challenge in front of Karthik
The story of ‘Satyaprem Ki Katha’ isn’t particularly surprising, as the audience already gathered that from the film’s trailer and songs. Karan Johar is known for such stories. Even the teaser of his next film, ‘Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani,’ has similarities with ‘Satyaprem Ki Katha.’ In this film, Satyaprem faces the challenges of finding his own love story, convincing his family, and overcoming the fear of losing it all. He is a young person who doesn’t care much about the current times, and the story doesn’t have much relevance to the era it is set in.
Satyaprem is portrayed as someone who speaks without thinking, believing in speaking the truth without hesitation. Karthik Aryan carries his character’s decency well, but at times, he also displays shades of his previous roles. This intentional inclusion is meant to please Karthik’s fans. After watching the film, my initial reaction was that Karthik Aryan has shed his past sins, the ones committed by his characters in films like ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’ and ‘Sonu Ke Titu’..
Film Director effectively delivers a strong social message
The film ‘Satyaprem Ki Katha’ has a great idea at its core. However, upon closer examination, it seems like a mix of many films starring Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, and Hrithik Roshan, with similar storylines. The cinematographer, Ayanka Bose, doesn’t bring anything new visually to the film. The transitions between scenes can be jarring at times. The music, particularly the focus on the remix of ‘Pasoori,’ initially overshadows the other songs and captures the audience’s attention. Nevertheless, director Sameer Vidwans, in his Hindi film debut, manages to convey a strong social message through the pairing of Kartik and Kiara. ‘Satyaprem Ki Katha’ has its charming moments. Gajraj Rao and Supriya Pathak shine in their scenes with Karthik Aryan. There are instances where the story feels stretched, but the film has more positive aspects. Overall, I consider it a good film.
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