Suman, Madan Jain
a directorial debut by Shekhar Suman.
I heard Shekhar Suman sharing in one of the TV show during movie promotions
that this movie is literally and figuratively heartless. True upto an extent. Shekhar
Suman indeed dons the hat of a director in a very good manner. Though, I need
to admit that this movie has its own share of flaws and fine points.
built up logically and the characters are not defined nicely. I kept on
wondering at the fast-motion love which blossomed between the lead pair
Adhyayan Suman as Aditya Singh / Addi and Ariyana Ayam as Ria and tried to
figure out what actually clicked between them. Why Aditya seemed to be unsure
of himself, insecure in life, rebellious at times in spite of his businesswoman
mother Ms. Gayatri Singh (played by Deepti Naval) showering him with her love,
care, concern…it is not justified properly.
it is going to be the struggle of Aditya to cope up with a deadly heart
disease, rather win over the disease with the support of Ria’s love. But, when
the movie began, the noting said that it focuses on Anesthesia Awareness (a
scary situation wherein a patient seemingly unconscious to the doctors is able
to hear sounds and experience pain). So, my thoughts moved to the direction
that probably, it could be a case of medical negligence. Could it be a love
story or be a Medical Thriller…?
But the plot changes its track in
the second half which kept me glued to the screen better than the first half
…the story begins here. With unpredictable and shocking twists, suspense is built
up, still I wish the subject could have been dealt more clearly (though it is
heartless on my part to say so).
especially during the song sequences. Ariyana delivered an average performance,
though looks pretty on screen.
Saxena is effortless in his performance. But the non-clarity (at times) of the
script gets translated to his certain scenes as well.
mother, whose head-strong shrewd personality is shown on one side and on the
other hand, a doting mother who lived for her son. Om Puri as Dr. Trehaan’s
role is minimal yet pivotal to the movie.
shot scenes (especially Dubai) by Cinematographer Derrick Fong, a few nice
songs (though out of place at times), a heart-touching emotional mother-son
scene towards the end, no melodrama overpowering the characters… and above all
a welcome break from the regular story…