Sunday, November 11, 2007

Saawariya - Movie Review

Apun Ka Choice: Falls short of expectations!

CNN-IBN: Saawariya fails to strike a chord.

DNA India:
Saawariya is not Sanjay Leela Bhansali's best film.

Saawariya is an Indian cinematic experience of rare brilliance. Either consciously, or unconsciously, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has let the influence of Baz Luhrmann's Award winning movie, Moulin Rouge take over his being.

Hindustan Times:
Saawariya is incomprehensible and meaningless.

IndiaFM: Saawariya is all style, no substance.

Movie Talkies:
Fails to create magic.

New York Times:
Saawariya announces itself as an adaptation of Dostoyevsky's White Nights, but whatever Russian soul may dwell deep within, it is pretty well drowned in Bollywood style!

Now Running:
This work of art doesn't have the in-your-face flamboyance of Devdas or Black where almost every shot reached a crescendo, every passion peaked like a mid-summer sun, and every movement denoted drama. But Saawariya is Sanjay Leela Bhansali's most tender ode to love yet.

Oh, how Sanjay Bhansali hams!

Times Of India:
Khamoshi was heart-tugging. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam was classic romanticism. Black was soul-stirring. Saawariya is visually overpowering. Go for it when you are in a rhapsodic mood and you might just rave about it. But if you're looking for fun, Saawariya isn't the answer.

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