A middle-aged divorcee and mother of two (Deepshikha Nagpal) falls in love with a man (Kaishav Arora) younger than her, only to be disappointed by the orthodox rules of the society. Find out what happens to them in the review of Yeh Dooriyan.
Business rating: 0.5/5 star
Star cast: Deepshikha Nagpal, Kaishav Arora, Inder Kumar, Chitrasi Rawat, Delnaz Paul.
What’s Good: Hardly anything!
What’s Bad: The poorly-written screenplay; the insipid and boring drama; the average performances.
Verdict: Yeh Dooriyan will flop miserably at the box-office.
Loo break: Several.
Watch or Not?: It is best to keep your distance from Yeh Dooriyan.
V1 Creation and SiroyaFM’s Yeh Dooriyan is the story of a divorced woman who has to bear the brunt of the society’s orthodox rules.
Simi Nagpal (Deepshikha Nagpal) is a 35-year-old divorcee who lives with her two kids, a girl (baby Vidhika) and a boy (master Vivaan). While she is successful in her choreography career and has a happy family life otherwise, Simi secretly yearns for the company of a man who will accept and love her and her children. Her parents and friends also insist that she should find a suitable mate and get married once again.
While on a holiday with Nikki (Chitrasi Rawat) and Bobby (Delnaz Paul), two of her employees from her dancing academy, Simi meets Raj (Kaishav Arora), a young model. Raj, who is apparently smitten by Simi, follows her back to the city and joins her dancing academy. Bit by bit, Raj wins over Simi’s confidence by developing a bond with her kids. Soon, Simi and Raj’s friendship turns into love. Simi even takes Raj to meet her parents and friends. After Raj assures her that he is serious about the relationship, they both start sleeping together.
On one such morning, when Simi is at Raj’s place, Raj’s mother (Kunika Lal) arrives unannounced. She insults Simi and asks Raj not to continue his relationship with Simi, as it was against societal norms. Slowly, Raj relents and stops seeing Simi. On the other hand, Simi’s ex-husband, Aditya (Inder Kumar), shows up and wants her back. What happens next? Where does Raj go? Who does Simi decide to be with – Raj or Aditya? What about her kids? The rest of the film answers these questions.
Yeh Dooriyan Review – Script Analysis
Deepshikha’s story is well-intentioned as it tries to depict the issue of divorced women’s remarriage. However, her screenplay, which is rather poorly-written, pulls the film down. Right from the word ‘go’, the audience is bombarded with clichéd scenes and interactions between the characters that lead to nothing. The relationships between the characters, whether they are amicable or hateful, don’t ring true at all. For example, Simi loves her kids dearly but she goes for parties and on holidays with friends, leaving the kids behind. The climax is very disappointing. The dialogues, penned by Deepshikha, are terribly childish.
Yeh Dooriyan Review – Star Performances
Deepshikha Nagpal’s performance is okay. She looks the age of the character and acts ably but the insipid drama negates it all. Kaishav Arora doesn’t have the looks of a hero, in spite of his muscled body, which he flaunts a lot. Also, he needs serious lessons in acting. He is expressionless. Inder Kumar overacts. Chitrasi Rawat and Delnaz Paul do average jobs in their small roles. Baby Vidhika, master Vivaan, Kunika Lal, Achint Kaur, Rajesh Khera, Shishir Sharma and Manini Dey fill the bill. Ayub Khan is wasted in a cameo appearance which does not make much sense.
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