Kedarnath Movie Review
Director: Abhishek Kapoor
Artists: Sushant Singh Rajput, Sara Ali Khan
Movie Type : Biography/Drama
Rating: 3.5/ 5
Kedarnath is a common love story which gets life due to floods and destruction. The film featured the devastation in Uttarakhand in 2013. The screenplay has some flaws and some goodies. The strong link between the entire drama of the film is Sara Ali Khan making a debut. Her first performance on screen is quite lively and brilliant and binds the audience.
The film is made in the mountains and plains of 'Kedarnath'. Tushar Kanti's Drone Assisted Cinematography is amazing. Beautiful pictures of the Himalayas are filmed very beautifully. The story has a unique relationship between the local people. Hindu devotees are highly respected and Muss mil Pitt is present to complete their journey. The writing by Abhishek Kapoor and Kanika Dhillon shows the secular atmosphere in Kedarnath. The film also comments on the commercialization of hotels, malls, and tourism. Due to these, the environment is damaged and they cause great destruction. The filmmakers touched upon this powerful issue a little and moved on.
The focus of the film remains on the love story of Mukku and Mansoor. However, the film seems a bit slow to establish the romance of the two. Sara Ali Khan's performance is strong. At some places, she reminds Amrita Singh (Sarah's mother) of films like 'Betab' and 'Chameli Ki Shaadi'. Her confidence on camera is a glimpse of her talent. Whatever scene she appears in, she has made her completely her own. Sushant Singh has also been seen completing Sara's hard work, but his better performance has seen the audience.
According to Love Story, there is not a single romantic song in the film that has caught the attention of the audience. Apart from 'Namo-Namo', Amit Trivedi has not been able to give music according to the mood of Kedarnath. Abhishek Kapoor's attempt to set up a love story amid such mayhem is ambitious. CGI effects and live action have combined to create quite impressive scenes.