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  • Director Abhishek Kapoor’s attempt to make a film set against the backdrop of a natural calamity of this proportion is ambitious and sincere. The setting is what makes a difference, because the simple and predictable love story doesn’t really rose above the water level.

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  • Watch Kedarnath for the spunky and spirited Sara Ali Khan. A star is born. 

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  • ...dazzles you with its scenic imagery and it's fresh pairing. But it's also a case of missed chances. Too less a time is spent on the large scale tragedy that engulfed the region. The human consequences of it, the emotional scars it left behind aren't touched upon at all.

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  • The heft and conviction of a sparkling Sara and subdued Sushant as well as its solid supporting cast make Kedarnath's stereotypes and contrivances a whole lot agreeable.

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  • Fortunately for Kapoor, the performances manage to keep things afloat, taking the emotions to a crescendo matching nature’s wrath.

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  • This is the natural order of things, the way the world was meant to be: men and women falling in love without social interference, humankind co-existing with the rest of the planet without interfering with the environment in the name of development and human welfare, so that no one gets to ask, “where did you land up in our midst?” because you see, we were all “always here”. Point well made, Abhishek Kapoor.

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  • A generally watchable film whose scenery does more heavy-lifting than the screenplay.

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  • The jaded construct of throwing two people from diametrically different worlds and hoping they’d be drawn if not fascinated by the other’s niceties may have worked from Jab Jab Phool Khile to Raja Hindustani but in 2018, it doesn’t cut it.

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  • ...feels like it belongs to an earlier decade. Apart from Mukku’s character, there is little that is fresh or contemporary.

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  • An attempt at telling a done-to-death love story in a new way, with a different backdrop. Succeeds for a bit and then takes a turn that makes it visually engaging but emotionally not as much.

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  • ...ultimately falls short of living up to its promise, but I was happy to visit its world. The imagery is overwhelming, even if the writing feels laboured.

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  • ...is a poor fare owing to the unexciting and flawed writing and weak execution.

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  • In trying to please everyone, the film loses edge, and leads to a tepid cop-out. It’s a weepie minus the tears.

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  • ...does have some genuinely likable moments but when the monotony of the drama gets exposed, the film's pace breaks down and the entertainment level drops.

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  • ...Sara Ali Khan makes an eye popping debut in a movie which is at its best not a ‘disaster’ at least.

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  • Despite the brisk storytelling and nicely braided scenes that give a vivid sense of the locations, Kedarnath never achieves the emotional peak that is a requirement of the disaster movie.

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  • Credit goes to the young girl who shows flashes of her beautiful mum's talent (Amrita Singh) and brings a little something of her own on screen. There's talent here, and it is enough to take your mind away from the horrendous cliches that make the movie.

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  • The special effects aren't up to scratch nor is the screenplay, but do watch the film for Sara Ali Khan.

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  • ...is a pointless, entirely forgettable film, but some may remember the girl (Sara Ali Khan) fondly — which may well be the film’s only task.

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  • A protracted climax and worn-out clichés come in the way of what could have been an interesting cinematic exploration of a social fabric in turmoil.

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  • Abhishek Kapoor melds two difficult subjects — interfaith romance, natural calamity — while working within a moderate budget. The writing is clunky and the payoff unearned, and everything feels like a drag at the two-hour runtime. The execution hurts the most.

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  • Practically all top stars from the '90s have at some point owed their stardom to a similar super-hit. Maybe that's the intention here. Wonder if this stuff still works in the front benches; forget the few highfalutin film-buffs.

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  • ...is a hackneyed love story that just doesn't flow. Though performances by Sushant and Sara are commendable, the film leaves you rather untouched.

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