tells the story of Raja (Akshay Kumar), a small-time fusion musician
based in Canada and his girlfriend, Anjali (Kareena Kapoor).
from a rich upper class family, Anjali keeps her boyfriend a closely
guarded secret from her parents - an Indian father (Kabir Bedi)
and an English mother (Nafisa Ali).
when Didi (Susmita Sen), her elder sister, comes over from Dehli,
Anjali confides in her. Didi is here to give birth to her twins
after 10 years of marriage with businessman Aditya (Anil Kapoor).
Didi's initial meeting with Raja goes very well. So she decides
that when the time is right, she will convince her parents about
Raja and Anjali's relationship.
this never happens. Why? Because Didi dies during child birth leaving
behind two beautiful daughters and a heartbroken Aditya.
is at this point that Anjali is asked to make a decision which will
change the course of her future.
revealing to Raja, she agrees to marry Aditya for the sake of the
But Anjali's marriage is far from rosy. Shocked by his wife's sudden
death, Aditya does not readily accept his new wife.
a small incident brings Aditya to his senses. He promises to change
for the better and pay more attention to his family.
just at this point in time, Raja suddenly turns up in Delhi and
Anjali sees him by chance. Once again, she dreams of a future with
the man she has always loved.
into this miss-mash of emotions are Manoj Bajpai and Shamita Shetty
who play a loving couple and are devoted friends of Aditya. They
are prepared to do what they can to stop Anjali's extra-marital
the day comes when Anjali is forced to make a decision - who she
will choose as her life partner and who she will be bewafaa
that folks, forms the crux of this Dharmesh Darshan movie which
also features shades of his previous films, Raja Hindustani and
film suggests that a lot of thought has been put into this film
by the director. It is very hard to find any glaring flaws.
film reels off at a steady space keeping you glued to the screen.
Unlike some films, Bewafaa does not allow your mind to drift
away even for a second.
thing needs pointing out: The director should have paid more attention
to Anjali and her relationship to the twins because this forms a
crucial part of the climax. From what we see on screen, Anjali does
not exude that motherly instinct.
said this, as far as Hindi commercial films are concerned, Bewafaa
is the next best thing since Veer Zaara. It does entertain
you to the fullest in true Bollywood style.
song sequences and musical score by Nadeem Shravan are in fact one
of the highlights of the film.
of highlights, it is worth mentioning that
Mr Darshan has captured Delhi's new metro station with perfection.
This is something new in Bollywood films.
Kareena Kapoor performed with maturity while Akshay Kumar not only
acts well but also radiates a decent screen presence.
Kapoor gives a restrained performance but it is Sushmita Sen in
a guest appearance who makes the real impact with her stylish ways.
Bewafaa is worth a watch. The initial weekend release for
this film already looks very promising.
by Manish Gajjar
BBC Shropshire Bollywood