• Raabta

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    Summary

    <p>In the hip and thriving European city of Budapest, two strangers, Shiv (Sushant Singh Rajput) and Saira (Kriti Sanon) are mysteriously drawn to each other and have a whirlwind of a hysterical romance. As they party through this bustling city, Saira questions the relationship more so because of how fast they have fallen so madly and deeply in love. Shiv effortlessly brings so much sunshine into her life that Saira feels this is too good to be true. Until, of course, the third angle to their relationship emerges in the form of Zak Merchant (Jim Sarbh), a billionaire playboy who goes all out to woo the beautiful yet strikingly down-to-earth Saira. She's floored by the attention and by Zak's suaveness.<br />
    But a prophecy from the past looms large over the destinies of Shiv, Zak and Saira in this life too. Will they manage to break this cursed cycle? Will destiny repeat itself? Will the lovers reunite or will they meet the same fate? Who does Saira belong to in this life? Zak or Shiv?</p>

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Critic reviews and ratings

  • ...is a well-enacted drama with beautiful locales and potent cinematography.

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  • Poor writing is Raabta’s nemesis provided you don’t want to settle for a ‘being there’ done that’ kind of a story.

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  • As much as you can force influences into a love story, you can’t force love itself. Neither with good-looking actors flirting with chocolates and flowers. Nor with an ambitious flashback that adds years as opposed to maturity to the plot. But Raabta relies on this kind of forced love rather than the force of love.

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  • The idea is there in Raabta. It's all you see. It's an interesting idea, one that has worked in Bollywood for decades. Karmic connections, past life conflicts, love, loyalty and passion. But there's something missing. Some questions are left unanswered. Some plot points, unexplored.

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  • Furnishing a mythical ancient time can be riddled with pitfalls. Right from costumes to situations, everything sits on the fence between reality and ridicule. A little extra or less could topple this imagined world. And while Vijan seems determined in delivering his vision and most CG creations seem believable, this khichdi of past and present lacks tadka and depth.

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  • ...is a good attempt, but given a few minor irritants, an emotional connect is hard to come by.

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  • ...reincarnates a tried and tested formula without capturing the mystery and sense of aching loss that mark the better entries in the genre. Some experiences don’t last beyond a single lifetime.

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  • ...the biggest obstacle in the path of Raabta is the story. The subject is nothing that has not been done in Indian cinema earlier. The way the story is treated takes a toll on your patience.

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  • In terms of costume design or makeup, guess the most efforts must have gone in Rajkummar Rao's character design, but then was it really so important in the narrative after all?

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  • This possibly can't be anyone's idea of entertainment in this birth or last.

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  • Do not watch Raabta, unless you already suffered through it in a past life.

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  • ...this is no rom com. It is just a big rom con.

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  • This reincarnation drama with convenient plot-points doesn’t quite come together.

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  • The problems in Raabta are never-ending. The biggest of them all is that none of the love stories connect with the audience. The film is flat and boring with some really dull performances.

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  • ...a brainless, pointless romance with pretenses of rebirth, set in a foreign country. Utterly devoid of chemistry, the lead pair talks inanities until you fall asleep.

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  • ...is not a film; it is an old wine in a new bottle which is not even tasty.

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  • This film veers from flat-out silly to unintentionally funny to tear-your-hair-out tedious.

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  • It is hard to imagine why Vijan chose to make his directorial debut with this unremarkable enterprise in which Sushant Singh Rajput, Kriti Sanon and pretty visuals are all drowned out by tedium.

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  • ...is one part lighthearted rom-com, one part deathly serious reincarnation saga, and all parts ridiculous.

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  • ...starts off promisingly with two energized actors in Rajput and Sanon hitting it off as soon as they meet, disintegrates thereafter, and ends up as pretty much unwatchable.

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