Loveyatri Movie Review: Bollywood Cliches Eating Farsan
Loveyatri marks the debut of Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain who play the lead roles in the film. The film is produced by the Dabangg Salman Khan.
In today's age, many newcomers who are associated with film lineage to fresh out of the small screen to theatre alumni to regional popularity to auditions have a knack of choosing different subjects when it comes to debuting in Bollywood. But in Salman Khan's latest production Loveyatri, the director Abhiraj Minawala uses this play-safe method in his debut venture.
The film revolves around Sushruth (Aayush Sharma), a true-bred Chokro of Baroda, Gujarat whose life revolves around being carefree and have no worries about the future. He works as a "garba" teacher by teaching Garba to localites and outsiders. It is the time of Navratri and during this course, Michelle aka Manisha comes from London to Baroda for the celebration and both of them get along pretty well during the festivities. But this one is destroyed with too much of Bollywood elements like poor dude, rich damsel and the deadly Dad of the girl. Quite similar to the 90s films which are a guilty pleasure for every 90s kid today. The two small screen superstars Ram Kapoor and Ronit Roy fit in their part very well. Ram Kapoor as the happy-go-lucky, jovial uncle of Susu aka Sushruth and Ronit Roy as the furious dad to Michelle aka Manisha. Aayush plays his part well in the film by showing off his lean physique but Warina seems like a barbie doll who just wants to pretty up an event.
The stereotyping of the film has also been heavily used, most of us have Gujarati friends and we also know their tastes like Garba, Dhokla and many other snacks for which they are famous. This one goes beyond when there are two cops Jignesh (Arbaaz Khan) and Bhavesh (Sohail Khan) meet Susu. (PS: Jignesh and Bhavesh are common Gujarathi names)
Apart from the stereotypes, the Bollywood elements go on a holiday from the colourful Baroda to classy London and that adds more insult to injury when the cliches start growing up here.
The only saving grace of this film is the songs like Chogada and Dholida which can be added in the jukebox for this festive season which is going to start in two days time. The songs can stay forever during Navratri but they are not the saving grace of the film. Chogada is popular but Dholida has that hypnotic feel which will force you to dance on garba events if played.
Both the actors have the potential to become superstars and this one seems to be a little push for both of them to explore different types of genres.
Overall my final verdict is love the songs but don't watch the film.