story picks up where most Bollywood films finish.
most films end with the couple living happily ever after - but has
anyone thought of what actually happens after the wedding?
is where director Shaad Ali comes in to enlighten his audience about
life after marriage and beyond.
film opens with an anxious Aditya Sehgal (Vivek Oberoi) waiting
for his wife Suhani (Rani) at the railway station.
is nowhere to be seen. . . .What
follows is a flashback to what happened prior to this scenario.
is a lawyer’s son who falls in love with medical student Suhani
when they meet at a wedding celebration.
this attraction turns out to be a one sided affair because of Suhani’s
main priority of fulfilling her parents ambition of becoming a doctor.
much persuasion, Suhani finally agrees to Aditya's romantic advances.
They both marry in secrecy.
is because in the Indian culture the eldest of the sibblings must
marry first before the next in line can do so.
this case, its Suhani’s elder sister who has the full rights to
soon enough, their secret marriage comes out in the open. This results
in the couple being thrown out of their respective homes due to
they find that they are on their own and discover that life can
be very harsh and cruel whilst being in love.
what begun as a bed of roses turns out to be a bed of thorns as
Aditya struggles to find a good career.
on the other hand, receives news of his father’s illness. But Aditya
refuses to visit his ailing father-in-law.
a rift begins to form between the couple as Suhani becomes uncompromising
to Aditya’s continual outbursts.
leads to their separation. But after some time, Aditya realises
that life is meaningless without Suhani.
what follows next is one man’s quest to find his beloved saathyia.
But will he find Suhani?
Shaad Ali has proved with this film that he has the talent to tell
a story in a simplified way.
are definitely no sub plots to cause a distraction from the main
is so different about this flick is that the character of Aditya
is very similar to that of the man on the street - not some Bollywood
hero. Hence one can easily relate to his character in real life.
Oberoi shows great promise in his acting by exuding sincerity and
realism in each and every scene.
above all, he dances extremely well in all the song sequences.
for Rani Mukerjee, she plays the character of a middle class girl
with great conviction.
can easily see the chemistry between her and Vivek on screen. We
hope to see more films from this duo in the near future.
film’s music by A R Rehman is melodious - especially the two songs,
Aye Udi Udi Udi and Managalayam which have been filmed
on a grand and colourful scale using the cinematography of Anil
long last we can say that we have a film that will appeal to the
whole family. And there is no going wrong there as far as Saathyia
by Manish Gajjar, BBC Shropshire’s Mr Bollywood.