18 Nov 2016
Tum Bin 2 Movie Review| Neha Sharma, Aditya Seal | Anubhav Sinha
Star Cast:· Neha Sharma, Aditya Seal and Aasheem Gulati
Director: Anubhav Sinha
Story & Screenplay: Parveez Shaikh, Jasmeet K. Reen
Music: Ankit Tiwari
Cinematography: Ewan Mulligan
Editor: Farooq Hundekar
Rating: 2/5 – One time watch for fans of Tum Bin!
Like: The camerawork in the film is stunning. The first half fairly engages you emotionally. Aditya Seal is impressive in the role of the good guy Shekhar.
Dislike: The second half is a sob fest of the worst kind. Neha Sharma in the titular role is wooden.
Story: Taran (Neha Sharma) is grappling with the emotional loss of losing her partner Amar (Gulati) in an accident. Amar’s Father, though, is lot more practical and tells her to move on. He introduces her to a charming good-guy Shekhar (Aditya Seal) who falls for her. Taran finds her emotional wounds healing as she gets closer to Shekhar. But Amar’s surprising return complicates matters.
- Screenplay/Dialogues: Anubhav Sinha remakes his own film and has made just slight changes to the original. The character arcs in both the films are similar. The first half the script keeps you fairly engaged, by the over-sentimental second half proves to be the major downfall of the film. The dialogues are just awful here.
- Direction: The somber feel of dealing with complexities of lost love is maintained in this remake. However, Sinha is not able to extract believable performances from his characters. He is good at picturising his songs, but poor at giving the film any semblance of logic and believability.
- Cinematography: The gorgeous camerawork goes a long way in making the film watchable.
- Music and Lyrics: The original had soulful songs that gave the film a lot of recall value. The album in the remake doesn’t match up. It has one outstanding song by the deceased maestro Jagjit Singh, but the rest of the songs pale in comparison.
- Star Performances: Aditya Seal is charming in the role of Shekhar. He looks the part. But Neha Sharma who is there in nearly every scene is a major disappointment. Her expressions are wooden and don’t evoke any sympathy.
Final Verdict: Tum Bin 2 serves a fate that most remakes do – pales in comparison with the original. The first half is fairly engaging, but the second half is an unbearable sob fest. Neha Sharma in the lead role is a colossal disappointment, while Aditya Seal’s charming presence and some breathtaking cinematography makes the film watchable.