Meri Kasam Movie
Ushakiron Movies' TUJHE MERI KASAM, directed by
K. Vijaya Bhaskar, is a love story with several
Rishi (Ritesh Deshmukh) and Anju (Genelia) are
the best of friends. Both of them were born on
the same day, grew up together, went to the same
school and now study in the same college.
However, this closeness is never expressed as
love by either of them.
As time passes, Akash (Raja), a student in the
same college, falls in love with Anju and
coincidentally, both of them get selected to
represent their college at a cultural festival
The week-long separation makes Rishi realise
that he is in love with Anju, but he is also
scared that a wrong move might cost him his
friendship. Meanwhile, Akash proposes to Anju in
the intervening period and she accepts.
But Akash finds it difficult to accept Anju's
friendship with Rishi. Caught in the midst of
the two, Anju starts questioning her own
feelings for Rishi.
She realizes her love for him when she is told
that they would leave India soon after the
wedding. Unable to bear the possible separation
from Rishi, she decides to break her engagement.
But when she tells Rishi of her plans, the man
she loves will have none of it. What happens
Remake of the Telugu blockbuster NUVVE KAVALI [Tarun-Richa
Pallod], the story reminds you of the Hindi hit
MUJHE KUCCH KEHNA HAI [Tusshar-Kareena Kapoor].
Primarily an uncomplicated love story, what sets
it apart from those of its ilk is the way the
director has treated the subject.
The director has balanced the two halves of the
film with humour and emotions, respectively.
While the first half focuses on light moments,
shot in a college campus, the second half is
where the actual drama takes place.
The sequences in the college, the songs, the
humour, the family angle… everything in the
first half is thoroughly enjoyable. What also
elevates the proceedings is the way the story
moves ahead. There's just no time to tax your
brains or blink an eyelid.
The interval point is actually the decisive
moment. Deftly executed, it puts a stop to the
merry making, deviating to the serious side of
But the film loses its grip to an extent in the
post-interval portions. The story gets into the
same mould that has been witnessed umpteen times
earlier. To state that the drama is hardly
exciting in this half would be apt.
Also, too many unwanted sequences come up at
regular intervals. Like, the film could've
easily done without the other girl's track (Girija),
who loves the lead man but he doesn't
reciprocate. Even the sequences involving the
maid (Supriya) can easily be trimmed to make the
proceedings more racy.
The film perks up again in the latter part, when
Genelia comprehends Ritesh's true feelings.
Thereafter, the narrative, right till the end,
grabs your attention thanks to the gripping
Director K. Vijaya Bhaskar has opted for a
tried-and-tested theme and embellished it with
several entertaining moments, without giving it
a regional flavour/look. He is aided by a taut
screenplay (first half) and excellent dialogue (Neeraj
Any love story stands on two foundations – music
and lead players' performances. And in both the
departments, the outcome is gratifying.
It's after a long time that you see Viju Shah in
form. The music is ear-pleasing, with three
lilting tunes – the title track, 'Azaadi Hain
Humko Pyaari' and 'Chhoti Chhoti Khushiyaan Jo
Milti Hain'. The background score is brilliant,
elevating the proceedings to a great extent.
Both Ritesh Deshmukh and Genelia are welcome
additions to the list of talented performers.
Ritesh is camera friendly, dances well and
delivers the right expressions. His expressions
during the interval point and also towards the
climax are noteworthy. The film can work as a
showreel for him, for it brings his talent to
the fore. However, if he puts in a little extra
effort on his dialogue delivery, he would prove
to be even more effective. All said and done, a
Genelia is a wonderful performer. She catches
you unaware with a performance that's natural to
the core. Raja is adequate. Amongst character
artists, Shakti Kapoor and Anuradha Patel stand
On the whole, TUJHE MERI KASAM is a decent
entertainer that should keep its target audience
– the youth – satisfied.