A blind critic review of Teraa Surroor
March 13, 2016
A blind perspective:
Himesh Reshammiya is back with the sequel of the 2007 movie Aap Kaa Surroor. The sequel named Teraa Suroor - A Lethal Love Story is directed by Shawn Arhana and has Reshammiya and Farah Karimaee as the main actors along with supporting actors such as Shekhar Kapur and Naseeruddin Shah. The movie is about a gangster Raghu (Reshammiya) who is deeply in love with Tara (Karimaee). Tara gets detained in Dublin, Ireland under the false charge of possessing drugs. Raghu goes to Dublin to prove that she is innocent, but he finds it difficult to release her as he had promised her mother. He then decides to bring her back to India by breaking her out of prison. Though, it is a romantic-thriller movie, it comes across as an action movie. There are some scenes where audience may take time to understand what is happening in the movie because there are many flash backs and continuous change in locations (from Ireland to India). Karimaee who has played as the heroine has few dialogues.
As a visually impaired person, I needed the assistance of a sighted person a large number of times due to continuous changes in locations and flashbacks. There is little time to understand a particular scene. For example, the entire sequence where Raghu takes the help of Robin Dharamraj Santino alias Bird (Naseeruddin Shah) for the release of Tara through prison break is confusing for a visually impaired person. Santino's is seen giving instructions to Raghu and at the same time Raghu is seen completing those tasks as Santino is speaking to him. To a visually impaired person it may seem that the communication is through the phone.
A sighted perspective:
Himesh Reshammiya is back to acting again with his latest movie Teraa Surroor - A Lethal Love Story. This time he has a well-built body and plays the role of a gangster who will do anything to save the love of his life (Farah Karimaee) from a prison in Ireland. Reshammiya is definitely a great singer, composer and music director but his acting skills need to be improved. The director Shawn Arhana uses veteran actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Shekhar Kapur, Kabir Bedi and Shernaz Patel to make this a decent movie but fails terribly. Reshammiya is the only focus in the movie, but his single expression and same pattern of dialogue delivery make the movie lethal to its audience. The only good part about the movie is the songs and background score.
There were many scenes in the movie that could not be explained clearly to my visually impaired friend. The final prison break part needed a thorough explanation because of the continuous change from Naseeruddin Shah to Reshammiya.