I flipped through Amazon Prime to see if there is anything I would like to watch. Among the hustle and bustle of mainstream entertainment, I saw this quiet poster, and the description read that a guy comes as a teacher,and reads the diary of a previous teacher. Enough to get me hooked.
Produced by Salman Khan Films, this movie stars debutantes Zaheer Iqbal and Pranutan Bahl. It is set in the most beautiful places of Kashmir. Ex-army man Kabir(Zaheer ) is summoned by his uncle to become teacher in a school. This school is in the middle of Wuller lake, with no human facilities such as electricity, water and another human. While he struggles to adjust with the surroundings and the kids – he finds the diary of the teacher who t aught earlier – Firdaus. Beautifully written, it takes the viewer through Firdaus’s life seen through the eyes of Kabir.
If you want to experience the beauty of Kashmir, watch the movie. Otherwise ,there are so many flaws in the movie to make it a passable watch. Most notable of them is, Kabir being so bad in mathematics that his star student fails the exam, as he teaches wrong things. I dont think anyone in their right mind and zero academics would sign up to teach in the middle of a remote lake. Firdaus is excellent, and it is really disppointing that she would give up on everything she loved and goes behind the man she was supposed to marry. Except, her fiancee has a fling and now the expectant mother calls for justice on the day of his wedding. There are a lot of threads that do not really add up well. There are two scenes where the director has excelled – reason why kabir quits army and how kabir makes a young boy put down the gun.
The Love story between the lead pair is forced, and no effort is made to establish any chemistry. Their love story is fuelled by chance, and it didnt leave a good taste for the die hard romantic in me. The fun part of the movie were kids, who remain cheerful though horrible things keep happening with and around them.
Watch it for the beautiful locales, lovely songs and the kids!
Rating – 6/10
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