Yeh Dil Aashiqaana
Cast: Karan Nath, Jeevidha, Rajat Bedi, Aditya Panscholi
Director: Kuku Kohli
Producer: Aroona Irani
YEH DIL AASHIQANAA, is another film revolving around terrorism.
Karan (Karan Nath) and Pooja (Jeevidha) are studying in the same college in Pune. They fall in love and everything is going fine till Pooja's flight is hijacked by some terrorists.
The demand of the terrorists is the release of their leader Ashraf-ul-Haq Mallik. The government is exploring the possibilities of rescuing the innocent passengers.
The dramatic part of the highjack is that it has been masterminded and executed by none other than Pooja's brother Vijay Varma (Rajat Bedi). He is associated with the terrorist head Akhmash Jalal (Aditya Panscholi). Vijay is unaware of the fact that his sister is on board the same flight. He is unable to do anything even after he comes to know that his sister is also caught in the danger caused by him. His boss Akhmash prevents him from doing anything that would foil their mission.
However, Karan risks his life for the sake of Pooja and rescues the passengers.
The story takes a crucial turn following this incident. Akhmash and Vijay are terribly upset and furious over the failure and Akhmash is determined to kill Karan.
But Vijay does not want to co-operate him after he comes to know that Pooja loves Karan.
Knowing the plan of Akhmash, Pooja and Karan decide to escape. But Akhmash succeeds on his hunt. Akhmash and his men kidnap and captive them. Instead of killing them, he uses them to blackmail the Government by demanding the release of his leader
How the Government handles the situation and how they come out of the problem form the rest of the film.
It is obvious that the film is inspired by a real incident happened in 1999. The plot of the story is undoubtedly interesting and promising to be a love-thriller. But the screenplay fails to maintain the tempo as it is filled with too many cliches and incredible incidents.
However, the second half saves the movie since it moves at a dynamic speed. The pace with which the second half is picturized givs the real thrilling experience. To add flavor to the pace, director Kuku Kohli and cinematographer Baba Azmi have shot the sequences in an impressive manner. The helicopter chase for instance, is brilliantly executed. Had the director had shown the same zeal in the first half too.
Baba Azmi's cinematography is excellent and serves as a main plus point of the film. Nadeem-Shravan's music is very melodious and soothing. The background score (Naresh Sharma) adds to the overall impact of the film.
Karan Nath's performance is promising. Jeevidha impresses with her simple looks and good performance. She stands out in the climax with striking performance. Aditya Panscholi comes out with an excellent performance.
The bottemline is, the lively second half and a remarkable climax try to lift the film even as the first half and cliched screenplay make it a usual film. The business at small centres should be better.