When Abhishek Kapoor (Kai Po Che & Rock On fame) decided to adapt Charles Dickens Best Selling Novel "GREAT EXPECTATIONS"....I was Like Oh Man! this is it.
Kapoor Beautifully adapts the core concept of the Novel in Indian Sensibilities in the Backdrop of Kashmir.
Aditya Roy Kapoor as Noor aka Pip has indeed given his Career's Best Performance, Katrina as Firdaus aka Estella For a Change has acted well, Tabu as Begum aka Miss Havisham gives Film's Best Performance, Aditi Rao as young Tabu does a gr8 job in a Short role, Rahul bhatt is Superb (back to see him back in Movies) Lara Dutta is gud. Both the Child Artist are Splendid
Special mention to Ajay Devgn he does a Fab job in an important Cameo.
The Story as Said is Superb, but itz the Screenplay dat Lifts the Film, Editing is Gud but cud hav been lil Crisper.
Music for me is the Soul of this Movie, undoubtedly it shud go down as 1 of the Best Album of Year, Every Song has a Story behind it & instead of acting as a Soeed breaker it fully justifies the Situation. Cinematography is also gr8 as Dal Lake & itz adjoining areas are beautifully captured & potrayed in the 70mm screen.
Abhishek Kapoor does a Fine Job as a Director as he brings a complex story into Life....However he just slips lil bit in the 2nd half.
Overall a Movie dat needs to be watched & more than dat the Movie shud be Feel'd
After 2014 Musical HIT "YAARIYAN"....Divya Khosla brings another Rom Com in Large Canvas & with big production value.
She does everything Ryt, getz her Husband backing it (T Series Honcho) Gud Looking Actors, Superb Music, Extraordinary Locales, but she forgets to add the Most important stuff for a Movie & datz "STORY".
The Story is pretty Average, but the Screenplay is Pathetic especially in 2nd Half, Editing is Lame.
Pulkit tries to do a SRK meet Salman meet Ranbir kinda role but eventually fails, Yami looks pretty but She is also Average, the Only Stuff URVASHI does in the Entire Movie is Expose, Expose & Expose (dint expect dis from a Lady director lyk Divya), Rishi kapoor & Bharti are Wasted.
But The Silver Lining of this Movie is the act by The CHILD ARTISTS, Itz Superb Music & Cinematography,,, itz a Breathtakingly Beautifully Shot Film, All kudos to Sameer Arya the Cinematographer, Be it Laddakh, or, Shimla, or Locales of Beautiful Canada...Every Frame is Million Dollar.
At the End, Dont waste ur hard earned Money on this One, neither the Movie has any Soul, nor any Emotions....Strictly "NO".
1.5/5.....(0.5) is actually for CINEMATOGRAPHY