After watching a spate of rotten and over hyped movies like 'Ajab Prem ki Gazab Kahani', which should have been named 'Ajab Kahani' and the Saifeena starrer 'Kurbaan', I was really skeptical while watching 'Tum Mile'.
The movie starring Emraan smoochie hashmi and Soha Ali Khan turned out be surprisingly sensible. Set against the backdrop of Mumbai floods of 2005, the movie is out an out a romantic movie. People who go to watch it expecting it to be about nature's fury, will come out disappointed. Go watch the angrezi movie ' 2012' if you want to see large scale destruction (I found that movie too predictable and was actually trying to stay awake).
Even though I am not a big fan of Emraan Hashmi, his performance was super. He is quite restrained and mature in the movie. Soha was always a good actor but she always ends up picking the wrong movies. This movie gave her a lot of screen time to show her acting talent.
The chemistry between the two actors is good, the ups and downs in the relationship are very realistic. There is no faltu filmy hungama and rona dhona. There are not too many characters cluttering the scene to confuse you. The difference in financial status of Emraan- A struggling Artist and a Super Rich Soha is believable. The characters have been etched out so well that we empathise with their situation.
All the songs are wonderful. They are part of the movie and take the movie forward rather than acting as just fillers. Even though Smoochie Hashmi has given a lot of smooches in the movie, thankfully they just fade in the background because of his powerful performance.The director has put in the flashbacks really well. They do not confuse you.
The filming of the flood scenes is also good. Only drawback I felt was, that the 'Movie Promo' mislead the viewer into thinking that it is about the 'Mumbai Floods' and how people coped during that disaster. People, especially 'Mumbaikers' who have witnessed and experienced the horror of that day might feel cheated after watching the movie
'Tum Mile' is a completely feel good, mature and romantic movie. It is a complete 'Paisa Vasool' and a movie to make you feel good after you step out of the cinema. I would suggest you folks to definitely give it a look.
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