is the story of Abhay who lives a happy life in the busy city of
Mumbai. His small but contented family, consisting of his widowed
mother and a younger sister, has never experienced the love of an
extended joint family.
But all this is about to change. Abhay receives a letter from his
grandfather who invites him and his family to a religious ceremony
in his native village. Overwhelmed
by the invitation, Abhay's family decide to visit their long-lost
relations for the first time.
they arrive Abhay is faced by a certain feeling of rejection by
the grandfather's extended family. But
being amiable and friendly, he soon wins the heart of each individual
in the household.
sub-plot in this family drama comes from the grandfather's next
door neighbours. Abhay not only finds that there is an estranged
relationship between the two families but also that they are actually
related to each other!
decides to get to the bottom of the reason behind this family feud.
a film without a female lead would make the story unappealing. Abhay's
love interest comes in the form of Mangla, a close friend of the
But before their relationship can pick up speed, some hard-hitting
truths from the past begin to surface. These begin to haunt the
is up to Abhay to remedy this and the only way he can do so is by
sacrificing his love for Mangla. And that forms the climax of this
Ravi Shankar has managed with great success to portray the relationships
and bonds of a typical joint Indian family. He has matched each
and every frame from its Telugu counterpart.
the production values are excellent, especially the art direction
by Sharmishta Roy who has re-created rural village life to perfection.
Vincent's camera handling has captured some innovative frames of
the natural beauty of the village.
same goes for the choreography, which includes some unusual dance
steps. These match well to Anu Malik's musical score.
by both Fardeen Khan and Richa Pallod are commendable but it is
the supporting cast of Farida Jalal, Sharad Kapoor and Vikram Gokhale
this is a film which will appeal to all ages. It provides good family
entertainment, which is what today's audience is looking for. After
all 'Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein' is all about 'Pyaar Bhare Rishton
Ki Ek Pyaar Bhari Kahani ...''
Reviewed By: Manish
BBC Shropshire's Bollywood Specialist