Raabta: Even ‘terrible’ is an understatement

Sushant Singh Rajput has delivered some amazing work in the past. There was a time when people thought that Kriti Sanon could be the next big thing. But unfortunately, Raabta is proof of neither. 

The story is technically about love. Shiv and Saira fall in love and when they think there isn’t any more to it and to check their loyalty, they start checking out other people. Things fall apart in their relationship when Saira goes out for dinner with one of these men, played by Jim Sarbh. After delivering spellbound performances in Neerja and A Death In The Gunj, Sarbh is a disappointment. He probably realised what a mess the final product was, and didn’t associate with all the promotions of the film. 

When we’re in modern day Europe, you tend to divert your mind to the materialistic things, because the film can’t hold your attention. The danglers on Kriti Sanon’s ears and the various outfits she wears have more colour than the entire script could ever have. Thanks to Anaita Shroff Adajania that at least the styling is in place. When taken back in time, you too wish you went back in time so that you would rather not waste your money buying the tickets. 

Sushant Singh Rajput is charming, but again, only look wise. The actor in him has taken a break. Jim Sarbh has been underused; it’s like a waste of his talent. The only good thing about this film is Deepika Padukone’s song. 

All in all, its films like Raabta that reduces my hope in Bollywood. 
If I had to rate the film, 2 cups of nice adrak wali chai is what you’ll need after watching the film. 

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