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Hamari Adhuri Kahani

Vidya Balan hams her way to being the most irritating ever on screen.

Hamari Adhuri Kahani
Hamari Adhuri Kahani
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Starring: Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi, Rajkummar Rao
Directed by Mohit Suri
Rating: *

After taking a few steps forward, Bollywood returns to the familiar rut when it comes to women-centric films. With Hamari Adhuri Kahani it’s back to the whining, crying, whimpering, simpering, husband/lover’s feet-touching, mangalsutra-clutching woman Vasudha (Vidya Balan), who tries to set all (mostly self-inflic­ted) damages right in the climax by giving a long emancipatory speech which talks of breaking ‘murda riwazon ke pinjre’ (the cage of dead customs). With Maa Durga, much like Kahaani, providing just the right backdrop. It’s a speech that miraculously changes the heart of her lout of a husband Hari (Rajkummar Rao) and sets her free. But by then it’s already too late for her to go back to the man she loves—millionaire hotelier Aarav (Emraan Hashmi). Also, way too late to stoke the interest of the deeply somnolent audience.

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