Qasam Se Qasam Se barely offers any reason for a viewer to undergo the torturous ride. Best ignored!
| Mansha Rastogi
Blame it on the cliches that work sometimes in Hindi cinema, every newcomer usually takes his first shot in films with a romantic fluffy offering to make for a safe entry. But as I mentioned, cliches work only sometimes while the rest of the cases, end up biting the dust. Qasam Se Qasam Se takes the similar route. Whether it works or not let's find out.
Exploring the teenage romance, Qasam Se Qasam Se is about the love story between Rohan (Azim Rizvi) and Faith (Faith Mehra). Set in a college, Rohan's friend Vijay (Faraaz) ends up falling in love with the same girl as Rohan and all hell breaks loose. Rohan fights all odds possible to win his ladylove. He gets jailed, beaten up, humiliated, even labeled a terrorist but nothing comes in between the hero and the heroine. Vijay's father DCP Mahadik (Ashwini Kaushal) pulls all strings to nab Rohan. How the lovers come together after all odds is what follows through the rest of the plot.
Talk of being a jaded, hackneyed storyline and QSQS tops the charts. The bunch of newcomers including filmmaker Ashfaq Makrani, writers Nazim Rizvi, Ravi and Dr Mozzam Azam and the debuting actors Azim Rizvi and Faith all take a safe route by attempting something that's been done to death in an equally done to death fashion.
So you have a 20-something chocolate boy types actor careening into the college on a bike and falling in love with his future girlfriend at first sight! The girl falls back in love with him by observing his noble characteristic traits. The two break into a dance sequence at every possible picturesque location leading you into a deep lull.
QSQS falls flat purely for not just being caricaturish and tripe but also for being dreadfully long. There's far too much stuffed in one film to make for a masala potboiler so you not only have romance, there's dallops of action, drama, melodrama et al.
Moreover, to add to the viewers fury are the characters! If the lead pair's agonizing sugary love isn't enough, you have a talented actor like Satish Kaushik getting wasted portraying the character of a canteen owner that again has been lifted off from countless prior films. Worse still, you have a voluptuous, hot teacher in the name of Rakhi Sawant and Peepli Live actor Omkar Das Manikpuri who believe it or not plays a college student, a complete wannabe in the garb of garish hip hop caps, baggy trousers throughout the film.
To sum it up, there's barely anything that can entice a viewer to watch this torturous affair. Best ignored.
Critic: Mansha Rastogi
0.5 out of 5 (Poor)
WHAT THE RATINGS MEAN:
0.0 - 1.4 : Poor
1.5 - 1.7: Poor, A Few Good Parts
1.8 - 2.3: Okay
2.4 - 2.9: Fairly Good
3.0 - 3.4: Good
3.5 - 5.0: Very Good