Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri has been in the news for Buddha In A Traffic Jam over the past couple of weeks. Now we have a new film from his oeuvre to talk about — the Yami Gautam-Pulkit Samrat feature Junooniyat.
We last saw this same pair on the big screen in Sanam Re — a tale about young love and its travails — in February 2016.
Junooniyat, which releases in June 2016, (and like Sanam Re, is a T-Series production) is also about young love and its travails.
It also, just like its lead pair’s last film, features snowy landscapes, rose petals and dried leaves, and realms of poignant dialogues — the staples of a movie on young love and its travails, we suppose.
But we digress.
The trailer for Junooniyat shows that the setting is a military academy where our young cadets (Yami and Pulkit) are busy fighting. Because pyaar ka doosra side gussa hota hai, and all that.
Anyway, while they aren’t hissing at each other, they’re also busy dancing and drinking with the other cadets, jashn-manaoing in colour coordinated outfits in a way that would put those students from the Mohabbatein gurukul to shame.
And all the time the attraction is building.
When our hero isn’t mouthing poetic verses about love, he has dialogues like: “Pagal haathi aur drunk ladki se haar maan ne mein kya (khaas) hai?” And this gem: “Sharton par kaam karne waalon mein se nai hu main. Aur tum mujhe samajh paati to apology letters nai, love letters likhti”. Okay then.
Our heroine can match the hero, line for line. Here’s one sample from our romance-struck lass: “Main jab bhi uske bare mein sochti hoon na mujhe goosepimples aa jaate hain. Iske pehle mujhe pata bhi nahi tha ki body mein itne saare pores hain!” Waah, waah…
To cut a long story short, boy and girl fall in love, boy and girl have misunderstandings, misunderstandings escalate, rose petals, dried leaves, more poetic dialogues about love and betrayal, hug, happy ending (we’re totally going out on a limb and predicting that last bit, because wo pyaar kya jo poora na ho… or something).
And to cover up our inadequacies in writing romantic dialogues, we’re linking you up to the Junooniyat trailer. Go watch!
Published Date: May 26, 2016 11:40 am | Updated Date: May 26, 2016 11:40 am