The film begins with the recovery of Simar (Priyanka Chopra) and her husband Nikhil (Arjun Rampal) from a car accident. Simar is almost unscratched but Nikhil not only has major internal ... See full summary »
The film begins with the recovery of Simar (Priyanka Chopra) and her husband Nikhil (Arjun Rampal) from a car accident. Simar is almost unscratched but Nikhil not only has major internal and external damage, but he also has amnesia. Simar is determined that Nikhil will get better and resume his life, and immediately begins by bringing in the best surgeons to reconstruct his damaged leg and face, and then later helping him with the hospital therapy. Although Nikhil is at first cautious and wary, Simar's obvious love and dedication wins him over. After six months of therapy he's released from the hospital and the couple return home. Simar insists that Nikhil continue with his life and encourages him to go back to work, though beforehand she warns him that there are both good and bad people all around, and it's up to him to decide whom to trust. Once Nikhil meets up with his old friends and goes through his personal files, he finds evidence that all was not well in his previous life. Now... Written by
Yakeen was a romance and thriller. I absolutely loved it because Arjun Rampal and Priyanka Chopra made an awesome and hot couple on-screen.
More than just a handsome face, the lead star of "Yakeen", Arjun Rampal, has always been a very versatile actor. He played the obsessed man in "Moksha", a blind thief in "Aakhen", a manipulative con man in "Pyaar, Ishq Aur Mohabbat" and had amazing comedic timing in "Tehzeeb". He has also proved that he could play the rough-cut action hero in movies like "Elaan" and "Asambhav" and could be the pretty boy toy as well in movies like "Dil Hai Tumhara" and "Dil Ka Rishta".
In "Yakeen", Arjun proves exactly why he's one of the most talented actors to come out of Bollywood in recent times. His character, Nikhil, is one of many shades; an obsessed lover who wishes to destroy the man who touches his wife, a lost man desperately trying to piece his life together, a bad-ass husband who doesn't give a damn about anything but his business and an angry individual who believes the whole world is against him. It shows an amazing scope of Arjun's capability and Arjun played each layer of his character to perfection.
The best part about "Yakeen" is that the story kept an even, interesting pace throughout. There are so many twists in the movie that you'll be caught by surprise again and again throughout. Kudos to the filmmakers because even with all the twists, the audience are still able to keep up with the story something that a lot of other Bollywood thrillers fail to do. All loose ends are neatly tied up and the audience won't leave the cinema wondering what the hell happened. (Of course, Hindi moviegoers will also know enough to leave logic at the door when watching.) Not to say that "Yakeen" is without fault though. No. Characters could have been developed better (like Kim Sharma's character for example) and the music score leaves much to be desired (Is it just me or is Sameer, the lyric writer, losing his touch these days?). In all fairness, "Yakeen" isn't SO mind blowing that you'll leave the cinema awe-struck. But what it IS, is a solid piece of storytelling that deserves a watch.
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