Saturday, 24 November 2012
Routine Love Story review
Cast: Sundeep Kishan, Regina Cassandra, M S Narayana, Thagubothu Ramesh, Chandramohan
Direction: Praveen Sattaru
Duration: 2 hours 4 minutes
Synopsis: Sanju (Sundeep) just can't take his eyes off Tanvi (Regina Cassandra) when he encounters her on the very first day of their engineering college. But when they meet for the first time, and ever after that, they just seem to have been born to fight with each other.
Movie Review: Love's fine. But who'll do the drab daily household chores - mop the floor, cook, wash the clothes, make the bed, etc? Love at first sight may be a possibility, but how does the fight first that follows the romantic flight become the last one?
Sanju (Sundeep) just can't take his eyes off Tanvi (Regina Cassandra) when he encounters her on the very first day of their engineering college. But when they meet for the first time, and ever after that, they just seem to have been born to fight with each other.
If Sanju lives at Madhapur, that's cause enough for Tanvi to mock him saying perhaps his family became rich overnight in real estate business. Sanju has enough reasons to take a dig at her for the simple reason that she lives in Banjara Hills.
Well, the point is Sanju loves Tanvi, who also senses it. Sanju, however, is scared even to be introduced to her. He's the type who would rather come straight to the point, decide on a relationship, and stick to the girl. She's, however, apprehensive and cannot make up her mind. The question that bothers her is: What if he doesn't turn out to be her Mr Right, after marriage?
Sanju just does not want to play her bodyguard in college but Tanvi expects just that, so that the boys will keep off her. With a bit of help from their friends in college, Sanju and Tanvi try to be more than just friends for six months. An excursion to Kashmir and Ladakh brings about situations where they come close to understanding each other. But Tanvi's apprehension persists.
And then an idea crops up. If Tanvi has to completely be sure of him, they will have to live together for some time to know each other. The friends facilitate but how they manage that is a different story.
When the mess in the house has to be cleared, guess where our Sanju is? Playing volleyball with friends and sipping beer. Tanvi, predictably is enraged.
But there are ways to come out of a situation unscathed if the woman in your life is yelling at you. Simply walk away. Or say sorry, even if you are right and her argument holds no logic whatsoever. That's the `gyan' given in the film.
The expressive Regina Cassandra infuses life into her character. Sundeep Kishan fits his role perfectly. This `Routine Love Story' is indeed common in the lives of many young people in love and it must be said to the credit of director Praveen Sattaru that he handled the story in an uncommon way to hold the attention of the audience. Nothing much to write home about the comedy.