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Mithun da is making a comeback after a very long time. He plays the main lead in Zindagi Tere Naam. Also making a comeback is the yesteryears' actress, Ranjeeta. She plays the female lead. This story is supposedly a love story that would remind you of the simpler times. The story also has a long flash-back track where you will have some young actors playing a lovey-dovey couple with a tragic story. So far, there is not much one can expect, but hopefully, the makers have something nice to present.
The story goes back to 1975. Siddharth (Aseem Ali Khan) is a wood cutter and violin maker. He chops up wood and makes violins with his father (Sharat Saxena). Once, while on his way to cut wood, he notices a beautiful girl named Anjali (Priyanka Mehta) swimming in the river. He falls for her and tries to woo her. She reciprocates and two decide to get married. However, her parents are against the union. They separate the two. Will they ever meet?
This story is being narrated by Mr. Singh(Mithun Chakraborthy). He is in the hospital next to his ailing love (Ranjeeta). They both have also struggled a lot to find each other. Both the stories are portrayed side-by-side.
Just imagine the most cliched parts in the all the love stories of the 70' and 80' s. You will find all of them in this film. They cross the limit and seem tacky after one point. Such a love story is not suited for an audience of 2012. May be, the makers can go back in time and release the film in the 70' s.
The writers have done a poor job. Not only is the story bad, but they have also failed in giving the screenplay any pace. It is extremely slow to watch and the audience is sure to lose interest. The dialogues are not that great either. The only thing good in the film is the love track between Mithun and Ranjeeta. Also, there are some moments where the scenes are quite good, but these moments are scarce.
The direction by Ashu Trikha is mediocre. The only thing he has managed is to get good performances from the veteran pair, but then again, both of them are good actors and nothing less was expected from them. Trikha has not handled the younger pair well and they both are in need of acting lessons. The love story is too cliched and it will definitely seem stupid the way the Siddharth wins Anjali' s heart.
Only Mithun and Ranjeeta deliver good performances. The rest of the cast disappoints. The lead pair of Aseem Ali Khan Priyanka Mehta are quite raw and need to learn a lot about acting. Supriya Karnik is only other person who does a good job.
The music is not good. Sajid-Wajid are capable of delivering much better music than what is seen in Zindagi Tere Naam. Even the item number by Dia Mirza lacks oomph. The cinematography is good, especially the shots featured in the forests of Manali. The editing is fine. The production value is decent enough but it seems there was no money spent on the promotion of the film.
Zindagi Tere Naam has been released along with a bunch of mediocre films and has not at all been promoted. Even many film goers may not be sure that film has been released. This will cost the producer a lot of money and the film will not get any exposure.
Verdict: Zindagi Tere Naam is not the kind of film that Mithun and Ranjeeta should have picked for a comeback.
Reviewed by: Harshal Anand
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