Finally, Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer Kabir Singh hit the big screen. And, same as the trailer, the movie is also fantastic.
The plot of the film revolves around a brilliant surgeon Kabir Singh (played by Shahid Kapoor) who suffers heartbreak and goes down the path of self-pity and self-destruction. As Shahid plays the titular role in the film, Kiara Advani acts as his romantic interest.
Helmed by Sandeep Vanga Reddy, the unconventional romantic saga is a Hindi remake of Telugu superhit Arjun Reddy. And, the best part is, director of both movies is the same.
It can be seen that the remake stays mostly true to the original. However, the lead actors had better chemistry in the original one. Still, the love story seemed more effective in this one. Also, as compared to Arjun Reddy, Kabir Singh is a tad more humane, while being equally intense.
Another interesting fact is, he always shows up looking dapper, even in the direst conditions.
Kiara playing Preeti as an innocent girl also fell for him. And so the most pretty girls, including a girl named Jia (played by Nikita Dutta), also fall for his audacious charm. Moreover, the music of the flick also compliments the narrative with its soulful renditions in the background.
Well, this kind of love affair is not usual but a welcome change from stereotypical love stories. If you believe that human beings can be flawed (sometimes deeply) then only you will be able to digest this rebellious love story with extreme madness, often lacking rationale and reason.
Before the release of the movie, Shahid, who asked for a grand amount for the movie, spoke about his character Kabir Singh in an interview with indianexpress.com. He said,
“I think Kabir Singh’s emotional arc is the most complete of all the characters that I have played. He has that edginess and ruggedness that people associate with Tommy, Kaminey and maybe Haider. But the arc is much wider. I think this is even a bigger arc than Haider had as a character. Secondly, because it comes from love, it’s a very interesting combination of being aggressive and vulnerable at the same time. It is a lot of pathos, which you feel for this character, but at the same time, he can be so intimidating. It is a very unique kind of combination which I have never had in any of the other characters that I have played.”
Further, saying that the audience will be able to identify with the characters in the film, Kiara Advani talked about Kabir Singh and said,
“These are two characters who are flawed in their own ways. No love story is perfect. We have problems, differences, issues and we deal with it differently. Nobody is black or white. Everyone has layers and has their strengths and weaknesses. And that’s how you overcome that. And that’s why the original worked because it had that connectivity factor. It had that mass appeal because everyone could identify with these people. They all realised this has happened in my life. We have all been in love. We have all been through heartbreak. So somewhere to some extent, we know that you have been in that place in your life.”Well, the director bets all his cards on his leading man even though he acted protagonist, making sure one can either love him or hate him, but one can’t ignore him.
A Must-Watch Film!