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‘Tum Bin 2’ movie review: Offers nothing great apart from good music and sweet Aditya Seal

'Tum Bin 2' movie review

Directed by: Anubhav Sinha
Produced by: Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Anubhav Sinha
Cast: Neha Sharma, Aditya Seal, Aashim Gulati
Duration: 2 hours 28 minutes
Bollywood Bubble Rating: ★★
In 2001, a beautiful romantic film titled ‘Tum Bin’ had released. The film starred relatively new actors, and was a sleeper hit at the box office. And now, after 15 years, the makers of the film, director Anubhav Sinha and producer Bhushan Kumar have come with the sequel of the movie, ‘Tum Bin 2‘. Well, the expectations are quite high from the film as the first part was loved by everyone. So, let’s see if this film lives up to the expectations or not. Read the complete ‘Tum Bin 2‘ movie review.
Taran (Neha Sharma) and Amar (Aashim Gulati) are in love with each other. They go for a vacation together where the latter will be going for skiing. While at it, an accident takes place and he goes missing. Amar’s father, Papaji (Kawaljit Singh), and Taran try to search for him, however they return after nine days as he is not found. After six months, as Papaji and Taran accept that Amar has died, enters Shekhar (Aditya Seal). Papaji introduces him as his friend’s son. He soon starts helping Taran in setting up a pastry shop. Well, love blossoms between Taran and Shekhar, but Amar is alive and comes back. So, will Taran choose Amar or Shekhar? This forms the rest of the story, and yes, to connect to the franchise of ‘Tum Bin’, the makers have included a point in the film.
The story of the film is good, something what we expect from a Bollywood romantic flick. But the problem here is the dragged narrative. There are many unnecessary scenes that could have easily been chopped off. The film turns out a drag due to that. The Pakistani connection shown in the film looked forced. At a point you feel the film is over, as the lead actress has chosen her love.But as you are ready to get up and leave, you realise there’s something more to it. The problem here is that this could have been a simple, sweet, romantic love story, but since the makers titled it as ‘Tum Bin 2’, they had to add some connection to the first instalment. By the way the connection is predictable.
Anubhav Sinha’s narrative could have been strong. He has tried to get the old school romance back, but somewhere fails to impress us. If you watch an emotional, romantic film, you should feel the emotion or the romance. The only sequence that makes you choke was when Papaji remembers his son and cries. Let’s us talk about VFX which is very bad. The flowing gown looks like a craft paper flying in the air, and the long shots of skiing looked like a video game.
When it comes to actors, there are two people who are simply outstanding in the film, and they are Aditya Seal and Kawaljit Singh. The former has delivered a great performance, and the latter shows what experience means. Aditya is a pleasure to your eyes. The biggest problem in the casting is the lead actress. Neha Sharma is strictly okay in the film, and looks lost while enacting the sequences. Aashim Gulati looks handsome, but needs to work on expressions. Meher Vij is good in her part, and the actress who plays the role of Gurpreet is amazing. Sandali Sinha’s cameo is fine.
Music was the soul of ‘Tum Bin’, and same is the case with ‘Tum Bin 2’. The melodious and upbeat songs are surely the saviour for this film.
So, if you want to watch ‘Tum Bin 2’, keep in mind that it offers nothing great apart from good music, and a sweet looking Aditya Seal.
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