Genre: Drama, Romance
Duration: 140 minutes
India Release Date: 05-OCT-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2 on 5
Sushrut garba teacher, who falls in love with NRI girl Michelle when she visits town during festival
Aayush Sharma (Salman Khan’s brother-in-law,) makes his debut alongside Warina Hussain in Abhiraj K Minawala’s film – LoveYatri. Film has a straightforward love story – nothing more, nothing less. Rather one can say Old Wine in NEW Packging. Sushrut’s (Sus / Aayush Sharma) only passion in life is to teach garba to kids in Vadodara, but this time, the 9-day Navratri festival changes his life. He falls head over heels in love Michelle (Warina Hussain) and does everything he can to win her over. Lead starcast are supporrted by Ronit Roy as Michelle’s father and Ram Kapoor as Susu’s uncle. LoveYatri has the Navratri festival in Vadodara for the first half as the backdrop and shifts to London in second half. Naren Bhatt’s script lacks the spark to keep viewers hooked. Both the debutant are raw but have charming screen presence.Ayush Sharma dances like a dream, but falters when it comes to the acting. On the other hand, Warina Hussain in spite of faltering in few scenes, does deliver promising performance. Ram Kapoor brings in some entertainment quotient. Ronit Roy and his love for giant wheels to drop life-gyaan is class apart! The large garba ge together are the highlight of director Abhiraj Minawala’s Loveyatri. Vaibhavi Merchant’s choreography, Tanishk Bagchi’s music, sparkling costumes and Jishnu Bhattacharjee’s camera add vibrancy and energy in the background. The dialogues barely create an impact. The songs in the film get special attention for capturing the festivity and mood around garba. Composer Tanishk Bagchi’s renditions of ‘Chogada’ and ‘Dholida’ are energetic with foot-tapping energy guaranteed to be popular on every lane celebrating Navratri festival. Practically, the only place where film scores high is the foot-tapping music along with backdrop of festive season. From 80’s OR 90’s, as the saying goes in BOLLYWOOD: “Love Conquers All” – But not in the case of Abhiraj Minawala’s film – LoveYatris.
140 Minutes LoveYatri has nothing new to offer in terms of premise. Abhiraj Minawala’s flat direction and wafer thin plot makes these debutant YATRIS TRASH from start to fimish. It’s a journey without a map. Just in case if you wish to catch Festive Mood of Gujarat, watch the song videos on Social Media Channels.
Ratings: 2 on 5
Performance: 3 on 5
Script: 1.5 on 5
Screenplay: 2.on 5
Music / Background Score: 3.5 on 5