Kedarnath


Well, it’s testing time for Sara Ali Khan, daughter of versatile actors Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh. Sara’s debut venture ‘Kedarnath’ co-starring Sushant Singh Rajput is out for the audience to see, judge and give verdict. Sara has impressed the audience in the trailer and now the full movie is here for the final review.

‘Kedarnath’ is set at the backdrop of the devastating 2013 Uttarakhand floods which almost ruined the shrine .Sara plays Mukku, an upper-class Hindu pilgrim and Sushant plays Mansoor, a Muslim ‘pithoo’ (porter) who carries children and the old to Kedarnath, a holy Hindu shrine located in the foothills of the Himalayas. Mukku is an influential Brahmin and Mansoor a Muslim. This is yet another tiring story of two lovers hail from diverse religions tore apart. Their love has to go through stages of pain and suffering to get approved from the society and their respective parents.

Well, we can say Sara has made a mark in the heart and mind of the audience. She is very spontaneous like her mom Amrita Singh. She is not only a reflection of her mother in appearance but she has also inherited her mother’s acting style. Coming from a filmy background, obviously acting runs in Sara’s blood. She has been able to impress the audience in her debut film and we can say the door of Bollywood will remain open for her for a long period.

Speaking about Sushant Singh Rajput, the actor has already showed his versatility and acting talent in cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s biopic ‘MS-Dhoni’ and ‘Kedarnath’ showed how confident and clear his vision is. He was a good support to the debutante and both Sara and Sushant complement each other in spontaneity, expression and acting. They spark incredible chemistry.

Other performers like Nitish Bharadwaj, Nishant Dahiya, Pooja Gor as Mukku’s sister leave a mark. Sonali Sachdev as Mukku's mother is fine. Alka Amin as Mansoor's mother is capable.

Amit Trivedi’s music and Hitesh Sonik's background score are passable. Both failed to add to the film’s success.

In the nutshell, ‘Kedarnath’ is an average watch but it has all the ingredients of Bollywood masala.