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on 29 May 2009
This is about 2 sisters (Preity Zinta and Mahima Chaudhry) more than anything. They have always been very close but don't realize that, though they share a common father, one of them is his illegitimate daughter to another woman. Father had 2 families and died with his other wife: asking his real wife (Rekha) to bring his other daughter up as her own. She does this but resents the child. Eventually a new man comes into their lives (Arjun Rampal). He falls for the illegitimate one but the real daughter thinks he loves her and a wedding is arranged with everyone being noble and not letting the truth out (including Jimmy Shergill who also loves the illegitimate one).
There you have a typical Bollywood romance/melodrama of multiple triangles, a problematic mother-daughter relationship, and the closest of sisterly bonds.
I found this a little slow to get going and the music unmemorable (though some of the songs did their usual job of filling in thoughts and emotions brewing beneath the surface). However the acting was all good and there are some really fine actors among them. Preity and Mahima did a great job of building the connected sister bond. Arjun is pleasing to the eye and did a good job too as the romantic interest. Rekha as the Mum has a powerful presence as the 'force to be reckoned with' Mum. Then there was Jimmy and Alok Nath (as Arjun's Dad) who had more minor roles but rose to their parts as they generally do well.
We ended up settling into this and enjoying it a lot (It even brought a few tears and I always appreciate ones that get you in enough to enable that!)
Elsewhere on the 'Net this tends to get above average and Preity was nominated for an award at the time for it. Those watching in our house agreed it was a 4 out of 5- and a keeper.
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on 17 October 2010
Excellent buy. Good quality. Item arrived earlier than expected in a neat package. Exactly what I was looking for - a powerful family film (a tear-jerker)that can be watched in front of children with no violence scenes or nudity.
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on 2 July 2016
Engrossed from start to finish.
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