March 4, 2011 3:57:06 pm
Director: Yogesh Mittal
Cast: Anupam Kher,Tena Desai,Pawan Malhotra,Rushad Rana
Film review: Yeh Faasley A bubbly young girl returns home after a gap,to a father whos been her idol growing up. But its not all fun and games. Shes drawn slowly but steadily into a complex web of past sins and current transgressions : was her mothers end as straightforward as shes always been led to believe?
Yeh Faasley has an intriguing premise. The connection between a father and a motherless daughter is usually made stronger because there is just the two of them,and thats what it seems when Devinder Devilal Dua ( Kher) is first shown rapping companionably with daughter Arunima ( Desai). They come across as friends who can share stuff : he makes fun of her growing fondness for her best friends brother ( Rana),she pokes a finger into his expanding middle,exclaiming over the clothes he cant fit into anymore. An encounter with Digvijay aka Diggy ( Malhotra),a resident ex-royal whos thrown open his mahal to tourists,opens a door into her mothers troubled past. Whos right,her father whom shes adored unconditionally,or this new man,who was her mothers friend when this bunchher father,mother,and good pal Diggy– were all young?
The film begins promisingly,setting up little mysteries. But too soon,the plot starts developing holes,and the execution turns lax. Not even the interesting cast can save this from sinking : debutant Desai is a game trier and comes across all right in some patches,but is made to switch from anxiety to high-pitched hysteria too often. Rana is a good actor in search of a credible part,which is not what the script offers him. The seasoned Kher tries holding it all together but is forced into too many scenes,and even the talented Malhotras turn,which I was really looking forward to,given that he does such little screen these days,is a waste.
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