When it comes to natural disaster dramas, Bollywood really has nothing much worth writing home about. Attribute it to the fact that we see cinema as an escape from reality rather than something that rivets. But we sure were partial towards Titanic and from the trailer, Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan-starrer Kedarnath seemed to have all the makings of a passionate love story between star-crossed lovers. But does it manage to reach that scale of becoming a timeless romance or does it fall short? Let’s find out
What’s it about
Mansoor (Sushant Singh Rajput) is a happy-go-lucky chap. Carrying pilgrims up and down the treacherous paths to help them secure a darshan at the temple is what brings him joy, much to the annoyance of his mother, who is embittered after the same philanthropy and charm got her husband killed in a mishap, several years ago. She keeps pestering him to make a living but Mansoor is happy with the charitable work he is doing. And it is not just his mother who is miffed. The temple manager, Kullu is equally unhappy with Mansoor’s ways as he, despite being a Muslim, enters the temple premises. Cut to Mandakini aka Mukku, a feisty, loudmouth who sticks out like a sore thumb in the otherwise serene valleys of Kedarnath. The cause of her rebellion is revealed later when we find out her father approved of her sister’s fiance’s request to marry Mukku instead of her. Clearly, her family, including the now jilted sister, is done with her antics. But Mukku is far from reformed.
She loves cricket and meets Mansoor while watching what has been deemed to be a riveting match on TV. And when an Indian batsman hits a sixer on the last …read more