Film Mehabooba starring Akash Puri and Neha Shetty in the lead roles released this Friday. Mehabooba is a romantic film set against the backdrop of the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war. Puri Jagannadh has directed, produced and co-written the script of the film with Shatavari Kiran. The movie is a love story of an Indian soldier (Akash Puri), whose girlfriend (Neha Shetty) is abducted by Pakistani soldiers. How he enters Pakistani territory and brings her back forms the remaining story.
Akash Puri as Roshan has done a nice job as an actor. One can simply say that he was involved with his character so well after watching the movie. He has some vulnerable look on him tha at makes him relatable like a next door guy. Debutante Neha Shetty has acted well. Sayaji Shinde as the father of Roshan is nice. Vishu Reddy is fine. All other actors have done well in their characters.
As a soldier, Akash Puri has delivered brilliant performance, which is the highlight of Mehbooba. He impresses you in action and sentimental scenes. Neha Shetty has done a good job and her chemistry with Akash is good. Murli Sharma, Amit Anand Raut, Vishu Reddy and others have done justice to their roles and they are also among the assets of the film, say the audience.
Songs composed by Sandeep Chowta are good. Lyrics are also written well to sync well with the sound and situations. Background score is also composed well. Cinematography by Vishnu Sharma is nice. He has shot some beautiful visuals. Editing by Junaid Siddiqui is fine. Action sequences and stunts are composed as well. The art department has done a nice job. Production values are rich.
Verdict: Mehbooba is a love story of two people that happen in two timelines and how different people in these two timelines affect their love story and disturb togetherness of them. The first half of the movie is completed in setting the premise and this half and it’s in the second half where we really go into the story. Puri Jagannadh who happens to be the writer and director of this movie has chosen an interesting premise and he faltered with the screenplay towards the ending. Worth to Watch Film this Friday in Theaters.
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