Movie Review – Aashayein
Starring – John Abraham, Sonal Chauhan, Anita Nair
Director and writer- Nagesh Kokunoor
Aashayein is another out of the line movie from Nagesh’s magic box. Actually I should say very strange story. I don’t recommend this movie if you are going to entertain yourself as it doesn’t make you laugh at any point of time. John is a good actor and as usual performed well in the movie. You can see a different image of John here. But Nagesh has disappointed this time his fans. It is a movie for very sensitive people.
Rahul Singh (john Abraham) is in the lead role having all bad habits one can imagine from smoking, drinking to gambling as a passion. That is all he thinks is life. After a winning a jackpot type amount in the gambling he proposes his long time girlfriend Nafisa(Sonal Chauhan). Just after proposing her he faints and later diagnosed with lung cancer. He feels terrible and broken then he finds an advertisement of “shelter for hope” which is a beachside hospice where people nearing death spend their remaining life. He decides to go there leaving a big amount of his winning gambling for his girlfriend. He finds there different kind of people of different age group who all are battling for life in different ways .they all somehow manage to teach him the value of life.
It is really difficult to see people dying. We all have to die one day but these people know they are approaching death very soon. Aashayein makes you to think about your life and responsibilities in a more conscious way. Definitely it is not Nagesh’s best work as we have lot more expectations from him as a director. May be he could have improved his story line as it is really a sensitive subject. It makes you lose tears most of the time and that I call overload of emotions targeted to the very emotional audience of India. Only one time watch movie for emotional audience. John’s fan can go to see him as his acting can make you cry even though you are not of that type. It is a slow film too. I rate this movie 2 out of 5. I don’t have too much aashayein from Aashayein.