LoveYatri Movie Review 2018: A Humdrum Trip

Movie Name
Abhiraj Minawala
Drama, Romance
02 hours 20 minutes

LoveYatri Review

One would think that when Salman Khan makes a film for his brother-in-law, he would pick an absolutely first-rate and unusual script for his debut.

It is therefore curious that Aayush Sharma enters the film industry with a story that's not just outdated but is also written and directed like an amateur would.

It's equally strange that Aayush debuts as a hero called Susu, short for Sushrut.

A garba-loving boy from Baroda, Susu is singularly unambitious and dreams of opening his own garba academy someday. Garba, he believes, is the mother of all dances.

Michelle, originally Manisha, is ambitious and a topper entering London's best business school.

During Navratri, the nine-day festival of colour, dance and music in Gujarat, rich NRI Michelle ‘garbas' her way into Susu's life. It's love at the first stroke of the dandiya stick.

But her father, Sameer turned Sam Patel, who has made it big in London with his chain of laundries which he calls Lord Of The Rinse, takes Susu for a ride in the ferris wheel and shows him how Michelle is a girl right at the top and he is a boy down there. Rich, poor, London chic versus the dandiya stick, all of it is thrown at Susu and it works to separate him from Michelle. Until he goes to London and wins her over. With Sam Patel also dropping his arrogance and joining the garba gang.

Director Abhiraj Minawala misses the opportunity to use the festivities of Navratri to tell a vibrant love story. There's an uninspired feel to the entire narration.

The scene where Ram Kapoor tells Susu what love feels like or the bar scene in London where he talks of how Indians fall in love, are examples of how tired the writing and telling are.

There's no scorching chemistry between Susu and Michelle, she doesn't even look lovestruck when they're together or lovelorn when they're separated. But considering it's their debut film, Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain are both comfortable before the camera. Ronit Roy is very good as Sam Patel, even breaking into a bit of Gujarati now and then. Brothers Arbaaz and Sohail Khan coming in as Jignesh and Bhavesh, two Gujju cops in London, make a pleasant addition but their presence should have been turned into a rib-tickling sequence.

A whole lot of names are credited for the music which is the major plus point of the film. Especially the remix of Chogada.


  • Dialogues
  • Story
  • Music
  • Screen Play

The Verdict

For a simple but insipid love story with foot-tapping music, LoveYatri gets a 2.5* rating.


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