Shivaay is for mountain lovers – Day 946

By 28 October, 2016Films

 

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A still from Shivaay

 

Film: Shivaay
Director: Ajay Devgn
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Sayyeshaa Saigal, Erika Kaar, Abigail Eames

Music by – Mithoon
Stars: 2.5 

A passionate mountaineer, who lives in a modest village close to the Himalayas, takes tourists on a trek. During one such adventure, he meets a Hindi speaking Bulgarian and the attraction is mutual. An untimely storm brings them closer and now Ms Bulgarian moves into Shivaay’s cozy pad. Few months later, Bulgarian delivers a baby girl and returns back home.

Eight years later Gorra, Shivaay’s daughter discovers her mother is alive and wants to meet her.

The first half of the film concentrates on the mountains and the hero’s love. The story shifts to Bulgaria in the second half because the father has to fulfill a promise to his daughter but before that they have to face many challenges.

What works about the film are the scenic locations, the dare devil action sequences, Aseem Bajaj’s cinematography and the refreshing idea of shooting in the mountains. What does not work is an ancient story repackaged with foreign characters.

The action sequences are good but unduly stretched and drags the film unnecessarily particularly in the second half.

Child star Abigail is wonderful and debutante Sayyeshaa Saigal confident for her first film. Ajay Devgn tries to do something different so if you love the mountains or if you are an Ajay Devgn fan, watch him combine action with emotion.

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