MUMBAI: Zindagi Tere Naam, almost a decade old film,
has finally been released. Its release just helps close
the chapter and forget about it since even if it is
a 10-year-old project, it is at least 30 year-old in
its story and treatment.
Shree Sai Pictures.
Director: Ashuu Trikha.
Cast: Mithun Chakraborty, Ranjeeta, Aseem
Ali Khan, Priyanka Mehta, Dalip Tahil, Supriya
Karnik, Ashish Sharma, Sharat Saxena.
Na MIlegi Dobara tells you the story of passionate romance
between a young girl from Chandigarh on a holiday at
the picturesque Dalhousie and a local lad who, along
with his father, Sharat Saxena, cuts trees from nearby
woods and makes violins. Their love blooms till the
usual hurdle in the form of her rich father, Dalip Tahil,
and a stiff upper lip, society conscious mother, Supriya
Karnik, find out about it.
girl, Priyanka Mehta, is instantly whisked away to Chandigarh
and away from the boy, Aseem Ali Khan. Attempts to communicate
are foiled which makes Mehta conclude that Ali has forgotten
her; she is ready to close his chapter, marry and move
on. However, her wish to meet Ali once before tying
the knot clears her misgivings and rekindles her feelings
is the story being read out to Ranjeeta by Mithun Chakraborty;
it turns out that this is really the story of Mithun
Chakrabporty and Ranjeeta, their own youth and romance
but Ranjeeta suffers from Alzheimers disease and
remembers things only in momentous flashes. Reading
out the story is Mithuns attempts at reviving
her memory. The theme is similar to Ajay Devgn- Kajol
starrer U Me Aur Hum (2008).
love story as well as director Ashuu Trikhas treatment
is old-fashioned; the two new faces, Priyanka Mehta
and Aseen Ali, with no supporting cast as such are taxing
on the viewer. Priyanka Mehta is not a heroine material,
lacking on all fronts while Aseem Ali is just passable.
Mithun Chakrabory is effective while Ranjeeta, Dalip
Tahil and Supriya Karnik fill the bill. Sharat Saxena
is good as usual. Cinematography is eye-pleasing. Editing
is slack. Musically the film does have a couple of good