Loveyatri Movie Review

0 1,147

Release Date  : 05/10/2018

Genre              : Drama, Romance

Cast                : Aayush Sharma, Warina Hussain, Ram Kapoor, Ronit Roy

Director          : Abhiraj Minawala

Duration         : 1 hr 52 mins

Language        : Hindi

Loveyatri is a straightforward love story – nothing more, nothing less. The makers clearly set out to create a sugary film, so they do that with enthusiasm and tons of nostalgic appeal. Debutant director Abhiraj Minawala plays it safe by sticking to a tried and tested formula, focusing on mushy moments to create drama.

Sushrut’s (Aayush Sharma) is written off as an unambitious boy, whose only interest is to dance his life away. He constantly faces pressure from his family to find a ‘real’ job, while he dreams of opening his own garba academy in Vadodara. Over to the United Kingdom; Michelle is at the top of her class, but she wishes to return to her motherland in India. Her father (Ronit Roy) reluctantly agrees; they arrive in Baroda and extend their stay to celebrate Navratri on the insistence of his imposing Gujarati family. During the ‘festival of dance’, Susu falls in love with Michelle at first sight. He becomes the typical lover boy who literally runs in circles, to follow his heart.

It’s evident that Aayush and Warina are raw, but both have a charming screen presence with enough chemistry. Since the story requires them to be innocent and naïve young lovers, this inexperience works in their favour. Ayush’s boyish appeal is likeable. Ronit Roy as Michelle’s father and Ram Kapoor as Susu’s uncle, lead the charge to handle the emotionally heavier dialogues and scenes. It might be just enough to satiate die-hard romantics looking to revisit the love stories of the 90s.