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Atrangi Re: Hum ..Dil De Chuke Sanam Without Aishwarya Rai

What if  Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s  Hum…Dil De  Chuke Sanam  was  a done in a comic vein? That’s what we seem to get in  Aanand  L Rai’s Atrangi Re where his favourite  actor Dhanush is cast  as  the  kidnapped  groom to  Sara Ali Khan’as reluctant bride who  actually wants to elope with  , ahem, Akshay Kumar.

The actor is 30 years her senior.  This is the kind of star pairing that Dhanush’s father-in-law Rajinikanth believes in. But I guess Akshay Kumar has his own  reasons for doing what he wants to. He is the  Other Man  in this trippy triangle where Dhanush speaks in Tamil to his bride Sarah ali Khan until she  remonstrates  him . He then  switches to Hindi.

 If such inconsistencies  abound in the trailer  , wonder what  the  film has in store. To  Anand  Rai’s credit the trailer  conveys  the  bustle  of  a smalltown romance. The  colours  and the crowds , that sense of  innocence and romance all are there.  While Akshay and Dhanush strike  an authentic note, Sarah Ali Khan seems  miscast as  the rustic girl who claims she has tried to elope with  her dreamlover at  least 21 times.

 Is that one for every year that she has spent on this earth?

I may be wrong(I  hope I am) but Atrangi Re  just doesn’t exude the  effortless aura of a well-positioned romantic triangle.

About the  film Aanand Rai says, “Aanand L Rai said, “I strongly believe that you don’t find love, it finds you. The only thing you should learn is to be a little patient. Atrangi Re is all about love , patience and madness. It’s a fabulous roller-coaster of fun and emotions.”

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