Starring Salman Khan, Bhumika Chawla, Sachin Khedekar, Savita Prabhune, Sarfaraz Kham Radhika Chaudhury, Ravi Kissen, Saurabh Dubey and Mahima Chaudhary (cameo)
Banner: Orion Picutres
Producer: Mukesh Talreja and Sunil Manchanda Director: Satish Kaushik
Action: Mahendra Verma
Music: Himesh Reshamiya
Cinematography: S Sriram
Khan is back..yet in another love story? THINK AGAIN! TERE
NAAM is a love story which is far far away from the regular
love triangles and mushy sagas that Bollywood churns out every few
weeks, it is a hard hitting, disturbing and tragic romance that will
tug heart strings all over.
film is a remake of the Tamil hit SETHU and
Satish Kaushik has done full justice to the orignal which is a classic
The film revolves around a rowdy and violent loafer (Radhe Mohan), who even after passing college hangs around college bullying people and acting like a "goonda of sorts". Most people fear him..others respect him, but apart from all this Radhe has a heart of gold that not all can see.
marriage has been decided to Rameshwar(Ravi Kissen)-a family friend
and a religious man. Without
realising Radhe saves Nirjaras sister from prostitution and even saves
her faltering marriage and soon Nirjara starts seeing the softer side
day Radhe out of frustration kidnaps Nirjara and declares his feelings
for her to the point which leaves him shattered, a scared Nirjara
reciprocates his feelings as she sees the "good side" of
this angry and violent youth.
when things are going right, some goons that Radhe had a fight with
before come to settle the score and a heavy and blood filled fight
ensues...a fight that leaves Radhe completely brain dead and reduces
him to a vegetable. Radhe
is now left with no memories...no thoughts....no recollection....he is
just a body without any life at all.
marriage is fixed on the other hand and she is all set to marry
Rameshwar...Can Radhe come out of his numb state and reach Nirjara on
time forms the crux of the story.
hundreds of love stories about paternal opposition and the rich girl
poor boy, TERE NAAM is indeed a
"hatke" film which tugs at the heartstrings with its
realistic approach, believable characters and splendid performances.
a director Satish Kaushik shows definite growth and this has to be his
best film to date! He shows that he is indeed capable of handling a
complex story with complex characters without adding any nonsensical
comic angles. The first
half is almost flawless with the introduction of Radhes character and
his actions. His developing affections for Nirjara are also well
canned. The romantic and comic scenes are all well canned and balanced
but Kaushik shows his true power in the emotional
and action sequences which hit the viewer harder than a
jackhammer. Be it the initial fight scenes of Salman Khan, the
confrontation he has with his brother or the scene where he kidnaps
Nirjara and breaks down in front of her.
second half of the movie takes a completely different turn, and
Kaushik has handled the shift well. The morbid, dark and glum feeling
of the movie has been captured perfectly. The only glitch i felt was
that the second half was a tad too slow and the constant crying got a
bit repetitive after a while, but by the time the climax arrives that
is all forgotten. The climax of the movie leaves the viewer gape faced
and astounded with a icky feeling in ones stomach. While the majority
of the audience will lap the climax up, there is a small section who
will find it hard to digest the pessimestic and disturbing note the
film ends on.
has managed to create the simple look and ambience of the movie
perfectly merging it with complex characters and a complex story.
The film does bear resemblances to yesteryear classics like QAYAMAT SE QAYAMAT TAK, SADMAA and EK DUJHE KE LIYE yet bears its own stamp of originality throughout and can definetly be ranked alongside those classics as a tragic love story.
Bhoomika Chawla also gives a worthy performance. Already a well
known name down South she now makes her presence felt in Mumbai and
gives a performance that will bound to be noticed. The simplicity,
innocence and cultural values have been captured flawlessly by Chawlas
expressive eyes. She has a startling screen presence and her
expressions are spot on throughout just like her dialogue delivery.
Her chemistry with Salman Khan is also good, indeed one of the
better newcomer Actresses of recent times.
the supporting cast Sachin Khedkar is convincing as Radhes brother,
specially in the scenes he shares with Salman Khan. Savita Prabhune,
Radhika Chaudhury, Anang Desai, Ravi Kissen and Saurabh Dubey all fit
their characters well.
Sarfaraaz Khan(Son of Kader Khan) is a absolute natural as
Aslam. He has immense screen presence and is indeed a newcomer to
watch out for. His performance is dynamic and with the right projects
could well be one of the top supporting actors we have right now.
Chaudhury sizzles in a item number.
The initial meetings between Salman and Bhoomika.
The scenes which Salman shares with Sarfaraaz
The scene where Salman kidnaps Bhoomika and the entire sequence which
follows afterwards which will have the viewer glued to their seats
The fight scene where Salman becomes a vegetable(This fight scene is
extremely violence and NOT for children at all).
The scene int he Ashram where Bhoomika comes to visit Salman...and
last of all..
The heart rending climax and finale which will shock, astound and send
shivers up the viewers spine.
Reshamiyas music ranks as one of th years best. Each and every
song is hummable, and some of tracks are just brilliant. Amongst them
the title song, Odhni and Tumse Milna are the best of the lot. The
picturisation of these songs are also well done as are the dances by
Chinni and Rekha Prakash.
the film is spoton. S.Sriram has captured the ambience and feel of the
movie perfectly. The scenery of Jodhpur and Agra is shot well, and the
camera angles in some scenes show flair. The snazzy camera angles are
Dialogues by Jaiendra Jain are natural to the core.
Vermas action scenes are one of the films USP's. It has been a long
time since Salman Khan has been seen in a action packed role, but here
he proves that action is also his forte alongside romance and comedy.
Every punch and kick he gives has a thundering effect and Salman is
literally smashing in the action scenes. Vermas action is not like the
high-tech sort witnessed in QAYAMAT and THE HERO, but more the blood
& gore, fist and
blood sort which will have the front benchers going wild. The action
does get EXTREMELY violence at times and parental guidance is
recommended. This leaves me excited for Salman Khans upcoming film
SANGHAAR where he dons the khakhee vardi for the first time.
background music of the movie is apt too.
is not to say the film is flawless. The pacing of the film is uneven
at times. The second half does seem to bore the viewer a little in
certain places. Also, a love story of such a disturbing nature will
not appeal to everyone, ditto for the gory violence. The scenes in the
Ashram in the second half are also depicted in a disturbing and
specially females may not like them much.
Despite these flaws TERE NAAM is a extremely well made and "hatke" love story which deserves a watch for Satish Kaushik engaging and realistic story telling, some great numbers..but above all a performance from Salman Khan which deserves a standing ovation...Hats off to Mr Khan
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