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Blind critic movie review of Raabta

June 18, 2017

A blind perspective:

Director - Dinesh Vijan

Cast - Sushant Singh Rajput, Kriti Sanon, Jim Sarbh

Genre- Romance

Shiv (Sushant Singh Rajput) is a banker who travels to Budapest with his close friend, Raadha (Varun Sharma).

Shiv falls in love with Saira (Kriti Sanon), who lives alone in Budapest and often gets dreams about drowning.

Zakir Merchant (Jim Sarbh) also shows an instant liking for Saira and forces her to marry him if she wants to keep Shiv alive.

Saira finds the connection of her bad dreams with her past life when she attempts suicide.

In her previous life, Saira and Zakir were childhood friends and were supposed to marry. However, they couldn't marry because Shiv declared war on Saira and Zakir's village.

Saira agreed to marry Shiv to save her villagers and the village. But Zakir killed Shiv and in a turn of events, Saira and Zakir committed suicide as they couldn't get the love of their lives.

Will Saira marry Shiv or Zakir in this birth or will their love stories remain incomplete form the climax scene of the film.

Overall, Raabta is a horribly boring film and I shall rate this film 2 out of 5.

This movie is almost accessible for visually impaired viewers. As it is a love story, most of the scenes have dialogues and visually impaired audience will have to take less help of sighted persons. In the flashback portion, there are some action scenes which may require sighted assistance.

The film gives the message that if you love someone with your heart, then you can go to any level to save the life of your partner. It also gives a message that if you love someone and you know that he/she also loves you but is not able to understand it, then you should try your best to make him/her realise your love.

A sighted perspective:

Raabta is a Hindi fantasy romantic thriller film directed by Dinesh Vijan. Raabta means Connection.

The film stars Sushant Singh Rajput as Shiv / Jilaan, Kriti Sanon as Saira / Saiba, Jim Sarbh as Zakir / Kaabir in important roles and Varun Sharma as Radha in a supporting role.

The film introduces Shiv as an easy-going Punjabi guy from Amritsar, Saira as a beautiful young woman who owns a chocolate shop in Budapest, Zakir as a rich businessman and Radha as Shiv's best friend.

The film starts with Shiv moving from Amritsar to Budapest for a job as a banker, alongwith his friend Radha.

When Shiv meets Saira in her chocolate shop, they get deeply attracted to each other and eventually fall in love.

Saira meets Radha's friend in a party who tells her that her life is about to change and the events of her previous life will repeat on its own and she can only fix them.

The way Saira meets Zakir and recollects her previous life and at the same time realizes her true love for Shiv forms the remaining part of the story.

Sushant's acting as a fun-loving guy and Arijit Singh's song 'Ik Vaari Aa' are the only good parts of the film.

Verdict - This love story based on rebirth is really slow and a total waste of time due to poor storyline, boring dialogues and bad direction.

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