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Sweety lives with her mom, maternal grandpa, and grandma. She is very rebelious, emotional and high-strung, and does not get along well with her classmates in school. The reason for this is that she does not know who her father is. All she knows is that she is not permitted to talk about him at home. She finds out that her dad is in Seychelles, Nairobi, South Africa, and runs away there. When she gets to Nairobi, she comes to know that her dad, who she has been so anxious to meet, is living with another woman, Swati Sinha, who is married to another male, and her dad is not at all thrilled to have a teenaged daughter come and interrupt his life and affairs. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Screechingly Bad
2 August 2015 | by (India) – See all my reviews

The first thing about this movie that glares you in the face is that it is made on a very low budget. That's not a crime, but accompanying it with loud performances and a pathetic storyline is.

The story is simply about a teenaged girl desperate to meet her father since childhood. Reason she hasn't met him: he was poor, they had a hidden affair, the rich mother's father did not approve of it, so he that is, the nanaji decided to adopt his grand daughter as his own daughter. ??? After this twisted plot, we are taken to a scene where the girl goes to college and is verbally bullied for being an illegitimate child. Perhap's I would feel some sympathy for her if it was not for the terrible performance by the lead actor.

She simply shrieks her way through the film. She is the ultimate tantrum queen, who seeks to manipulate and use every person on her path to meet with her goals. She is selfish, rude and cowardly. And all of this only to make you realize the importance of being disciplined by a father. So I should turn a blind eye to the fact that she has lived in a family comprising of elders, and not alone in a marooned island??? Anyway, as faith would have it, she meets her father in a very miraculous encounter (a very poorly written plot), and also the love of her life played by the cute looking Jugal Hansraj. The film then goes into a weak attempt at being comic and cutesy at the same time. Jugal hardly has a role, and that too he portrays without any effort. And how can I forget the ventriloquist's puppet that the heroine carries with her at all times? It's irritating! This movie really suffers from a mindless plot, and a very bad performance by the lead actors. Yet, I am giving it two stars. One, for Anupam Kher's ever brilliant performance. And second, for the outstanding music by Rajesh Roshan. Never mind the poor visualization, the audio is for keeps.

I was amazed to know that this low budget affair was directed by Mahesh Bhatt. Don't watch it, even if you have all the time in the world.


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