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The Lovers (2013)

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An epic, sweeping and riveting tale of an impossible love set across two time periods and continents.

Director:

Roland Joffé

Writers:

Ajey Jhankar (story), Roland Joffé

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Cast

Credited cast:
Josh Hartnett ... James Stewart / Jay Fennel
Bipasha Basu ... Tulaja Naik
Tamsin Egerton ... Laura Fennel
James Mackay ... Charles Stewart
Alice Englert ... Dolly
Simone Kessell ... Clara Coldstream
Abhay Deol ... Udaji
Aegina De Vas Aegina De Vas ... Jamnabai
Andrea Deck ... Allie
Matthew Beard Matthew Beard ... Matt
Bille Brown Bille Brown ... Egerton
Steve Nicolson ... York
Vijay Thombre Vijay Thombre ... Havaldar Desai
Roshan Seth ... Sadhu (as Roshan Seth Obe)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank M. Ahearn Frank M. Ahearn ... Dolph
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Storyline

Great Barrier Reef, 2020. After a dangerous dive to save his wife Laura trapped while exploring an colonial British merchant ship wreckage, Jay Fennel, a rugged and attractive marine archeologist lies brain dead in a Boston hospital. Fennel's dream-like coma takes us back in time to Pune, India in 1778. The British East India Company is invading the palaces and a young captain named James Stewart, who bears a striking resemblance to Fennel, is about to embark on a dangerous mission. Along the way he encounters murder, deceit, betrayal and revenge. He falls deeply in love with an Indian She-warrior named Tulaja, an impossible love which he must fight for. Only the power of a ring can transcend time and save a life. Written by Anonymous

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Love is longer than life.


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Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Corsan [Belgium]

Country:

Belgium | India | Australia

Language:

English | Hindi

Release Date:

13 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)
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Abhay Deol joined the cast of The Lovers (2013) to get the opportunity to work with Roland Joffé, whose films, The Killing Fields (1984) and The Mission (1986), are among his favorites. See more »

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[first lines]
[Instrumental music]
Sadhu: Why are you frightened child?
Tulaja Naik: I'm disturbed by my visions, Gurdev. I see strange figures... in white. In some strange place full of light. I see a man in some other place in a blood red coat. And I see a ring which shimmers in a blue light.
[ominous wind gusting]
Sadhu: You wish to know the meaning of these visions, child... come what may?
[Tulaja nods]
Sadhu: There was a ring, child. Long ago. It was forged of eternal love. One ring made of two rings. To fit together, both ...
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Two women's efforts from two different timelines to save their loved one.
4 December 2015 | by Reno RanganSee all my reviews

It was in the pre-production for over a decade, before reshuffle and recasting happened with the existing one. It was supposed to be an Indo-Aussie joint production, but later the Belgium production company joined the project. After the several hurdles it managed to get completed. It was an Anglo-Indian historical romance-drama, during the British raj in India about betrayal, coup, revenge and a journey movie. Also simultaneously set in the modern world focusing an archaeological couple who discovers a lost ancient Indian jewel in a shipwreck. From there the story gets a perfect beginning, later moves back to India.

I don't understand what's with the Chinese music where the actual story take place in the 18th century India. It was so good and blends well, but that does define India or Indian culture while narrating its story. If you are not familiar with both Chinese and Indian musics, then it's not an issue at all. But that does not it, the names are Hindu and Indian soldiers with the Persian costumes, swords and other gadgets.

How the name 'Dragon's Throat' came to Indian geographical area and surname for the Indian characters in a wrong princely state. Like that, many stuffs make no sense, especially if you are from that part of the Earth. I think the research was very poor for making this movie. They should have hired an Indian musician and costume designer with an historian.

"Love has many faces, and one of them is jealousy."

The quality was top notch, the cast and their performances were excellent. But I could not stand for Bipasha Basu's facial expressions. She was always been in a sad face look, so depressing. That is the way her character was developed, so nothing wrong in her display. It was her international debut flick as well, and the launch was so disappointing. Because the story was very weak, maybe very silly. I have never seen the narration set in the ancient India other than in the Indian films. Quite amazing locations, and convinced with the visuals that how the 1700s' subcontinent would have looked like.

The major problem with this flick is that people can't get ending. How the time barrier was broken to pass through another timeline was never explained. The Hindu priest/saint/sadhu who blabbers about the space and time was a ridiculous than intellectual briefing. So this film owes lots of explanation to the viewers than entertaining them. I want to favour it, but I also want to be honest. The film was not like I was hoping for, very excited for the merge of historical subject with sci-fi, but did not stand tall. Thankfully, either it was not a bad movie of the year, I've seen even worse that I felt not to review. I won't recommend it, but there's a slim chance that you might like it, so choose it carefully.

5/10


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