Sara Ali Khan is back on screen with yet another unbearable performance. A movie set in the pre-independence era Ae Watan Mere Watan has been released today on Amazon Prime Video. Directed by Kannan Iyer the movie is a typical patriotic drama.

Exploring the Plot and Characters of 'Ae Watan Mere Watan' – A Patriotic Story Set in Pre-Independence India:

Ae Watan Mere Watan narrates the story of Usha Mehta who fought for the country's freedom with her voice. Sara Ali Khan plays the character of Usha Mehta. Usha is a follower of Mahatma Gandhi and has the urge to take part in the freedom struggle. Although her father Hariprasad Mehta played by Sachin Khedekar doesn't approve of her participation in the freedom fight. The timeline of the freedom fight showcased in Ae Watan Mere Watan is mostly based on 1942 when the 'Quit India Movement' was initiated by Mahatma Gandhi.

Director Kannan Iyer's Take on Usha Mehta's Contribution to India's Freedom Struggle in 'Ae Watan Mere Watan':

The movie delves into the contribution of Usha Mehta towards India's freedom fight. As the Quit India Movement made its way into the country many great leaders and freedom fighters were imprisoned. Then comes Usha in the story who understands how the radio becomes a medium to spread misinformation and divide the nation during the Quit India Movement. She utilizes this medium to reunite the country with a radio channel  'Congress Radio.' Her channel becomes a success overnight. Her fight also includes two of her companions Kaushik played by Abhay Verma who has feelings for her, and Fahad played by Sparsh Shrivastav who is the polio-afflicted young freedom fighter. The movie moves forward with the struggle of Usha Mehta with her freedom-fighter friends to save themselves from  British forces. Ae Watan Mere Watan also features Emraan Hashmi in the role of Ram Manohar Lohia who was also one of the crucial parts in India's freedom fight.

The Positives and Negatives of 'Ae Watan Mere Watan'- An Authentic Journey Through India's History:

To point out the positives from the movie Ae Watan Mere Watan it manages to keep the authenticity of the story throughout. The fast-paced storyline keeps the audience engaged and interested till the end of the movie. The movie is shot spectacularly which takes back the viewers in the pre-independence era. The writing and screenplay are done very well. The dialect of characters and costumes keeps the charm of the 40's era.

The Positives and Negatives of 'Ae Watan Mere Watan'- Predictable Plot and Cliched Elements:

Moving on to negative factors of Ae Watan Mere Watan: the movie feels predictable and gives out most details at the start of it only. The movie at some point complicates the story which can be disliked by the audience. Ae Watan Mere Watan also represents a few cliched and stereotypical elements that feel unnecessary.

Assessing the Performances in 'Ae Watan Mere Watan':

Sara Ali Khan does the bare minimum on the screen and leaves many loopholes in her performance. Her dialogue delivery is poor and in a few scenes, she seems unbearable. Emraan Hashmi does his part very well and value to the movie's storyline. Sparsh Shrivastava shines as Fahad. His portrayal on the screen looks strong and promising. Abhay Verma is also likeable in the movie.

Final Verdict on 'Ae Watan Mere Watan':

The movie Ae Watan Mere Watan is overall a good watch if you are someone who enjoys patriotic movies. The movie has many loopholes but can be watchable. Director Kanan Iyer has done his part seamlessly well. The writing is done by the director himself along with Darab Farooqui. There is much-needed depth and detailing in the writing of Ae Watan Mere Watan.