Stars: Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha, Barun Chanda, Adil Hussain
Director: Vikramaditya Motwane
Release date: 5 July 2013
Studio: Balaji Motion Pictures & Phantom Films
Based on The Last Leaf by O.Henry
The story revolves around love and destiny. In a small village, an archaeologist enters the famous zamindars house to dig up information about an ancient civilization around his temple. He falls in love with the landlord’s daughter. But it seems that their union is not meant to be. Though destiny crosses their roads again, will they be happily united?
The movie starts in a small village called Manikpur in West Bengal, 1953. A Zamindar, played by Barun Chanda, was close to lose his title due to the Tenacy Act and State Acquisition of 1950. Yet, he is more concerned about his well educated daughter , Pakhi, Played by Sonakshi Sinha. Despite constant warning from his munim, the zamindar is more concerned about his only daughter’s well begun and even more due to his failing asthma.
Here comes the entry of a suave archaeologist named Vrun, played by Ranveer Singh, to seek his permission from the zamindar to dig up an ancient civilization . As his work progresses so does the love between pakhi and Varun. When the time come, Pahi’s Father is more than happy with the union but everything is not as simple as it seems. Starting with a simple love story it takes the shape of a mesmerizing thriller.
Soon a year later, the paths of Pakhi and Varun crosses again. They find themselves together under tensed circumstance in beautiful snow capped Dalhousie under the same roof. Though Pakhi Loves Varun but she is still nursing her broken trust and a broken heart. Deep inside her heart grudge has taken control but is it too bad to let go?
This is Motwane’s second film after the critically acclaimed Udaan in 2010. In his second venture, he shows an upward graph. You are sure to feel the environment of the 50’s with beautiful vintage cars and large and sprawling has along with appropriate costumes. The performance from the lead cast is outstanding . But have a strong mind before you enter the movie hall. As good as it sounds, the movie may not be for the restless and young at heart people. The movie is an interpretation of pure love in a slow and languid pace. The part of the movie is adapted from the famous Last Leaf by O’Henry.
You may not like the movie if your idea of a movie date is not pure love in a form of slow romance.