Sensational director Puri Jagannadh needs a solid hit to make his comeback with his next outing Mehbooba. Akash Puri and Neha Shetty are making their debut as lead actors in Mehbooba. The movie has been set in the backdrop of India – Pakistan war in 1971. Puri Jagannadh Touring Talkies bankrolled the movie and here is the complete review of Mehbooba:
Mehbooba has been set in the backdrop of India – Pakistan war set in 1971. It is the story of two youngsters Roshan (Akash Puri) and Afreen (Neha Shetty) who are students. While Roshan is from India, he aspires to join Indian Army and is sincere towards his efforts. Afreen hails from Pakistan and falls in love with Roshan. Right after her studies, Afreen moves to Pakistan and Roshan goes for a trekking to Himalayas. The rest of Mehbooba is all about how Roshan and Afreen win their love. Watch Mehbooba to know about the complete story
Grand Production values
Dragged second half
Akash Puri makes an impressive comeback and he is the heart of the film. One may be surprised but he shines with perfection in the film. His performance along with the screen presence is the major highlight of Mehbooba. Neha Shetty makes an impressive debut and she is a decent performer. She is here to stay and can make some sheer magic with her performance. All the other actors have been decent and performed with perfection.
Mehbooba has an inspiring story and it has been laced with a cute love story. The music and the background score have been decent. The screenplay looks decent and so are the dialogues. The cinematography is an asset and the production values look grand. The VFX work has been extremely impressive and they make the war episodes look lavish. Puri Jagannadh has been completely impressive with his work though the second half fails to impress the audience big time.
Mehbooba is a decent one time watch because of the top notch performances by the lead actors and the grand technical aspects. However the film dips down during the second half and it should have been much better.