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Tum Bin 2 Movie Review 2016: Can Do Without It

Neha Sharma, Aditya Seal

When Jagjit Singh’s soulful ‘Teri fariyaad’ from the 2001 original is the only haunting melody you take home with you, why watch its sequel?

One of the best things about Tum Bin 15 years ago was the unfolding of one melody after the other with Jagjit’s ‘Fariyaad’ topping the charts forever.

The same director Anubhav Sinha updates the same storyline with the same twist and the same names for the two heroes. Only the heroine gets a name change and goes from Pia to Taran.

In the new version, Amar and Taran love each other intensely. When Amar is presumed dead in a skiing accident, his distraught father played by Kanwaljeet Singh, tells Taran to seek closure and move on. He also introduces her to Shekhar who is eventually the man who helps her get over Amar.

Until Amar returns.

There are prolonged debates with her heart when Taran is caught between the two men. And then the question of who Shekhar really is, also gets revealed, just as it did in the original.

But where the 2001 Tum Bin scored was in its album of listenable songs and in its freshness. Ankit Tiwari tries valiantly but it’s still the old score that overshadows any of the new compositions. Although the camerawork and locations around England are beautiful, the sparkle of the original is sorely missed this time around.

The fault does not lie with the actors. Neha Sharma as love-torn Taran is very attractive even if dramatic catharsis is not her forte. Ashim Gulati as Amar and Aditya Seal as Shekhar are cast well. But Anubhav Sinha stretches every chapter of the love story until it becomes a test of the viewer’s endurance. The dialogues too veer from the really inane like, “He’s not just cute, he’s good-looking too” to a series of profound mini lectures on philosophy, life, love and happiness.

Anubhav also shows how liberal he is about gays and packs in unnecessary tracks about Hindus in Pakistan, thus further lengthening the storytelling.

For a sequel that doesn’t provide any additional value to the franchise, Tum Bin 2 gets a 2 star rating.

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