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No purpose, no goals and no direction – this is the life, Kavita (Mrunmayee Lagoo) leads. A rebellious, fiercely independent girl with an I-care-a-damn attitude, she is lethargic and has no respect for her parents and peers. So, the movie revolves around her world which is shown a tad exaggerated. Her mother (Neena Gupta) is a disciplinarian and her father (Kanwaljit Singh) her sweetheart. But her carefree attitude leads to a series of events which changes her life completely. It is then, Dr. Sadhana (Kitu Gidwani), a friend in disguise gives her shelter and stands by her side.

A run-of-the-mill storyline which loses track now and then; it fails in almost every department of filmmaking. From direction to cinematography to editing to scripting, all are mediocre. What excels and saves the movie a little is the acting by the veteran actors. Neena Gupta, Kanwaljit Singh both as a couple looks convincing. Kitu Gidwani looks radiant and beautifully identifies with her character. Milind Gunaji as an environmentalist who is on a mission to save Olive Ridley Turtles is good. Mrunmayee Lagoo is just okay.

Music is extremely blah; it just prolongs the movie. Cinematography is not up-to-the-mark. The beginning itself has scenes that are out of focus. Being Raja Unnithan’s first film as a director, one can agree that he does have potential if given the right script and crew; he should have been better prepared. The scenes are abruptly placed – one shot and cut to next – no synchronisation at all. And some parts of the story are just too overboard. It is hard to believe that a middle class girl has the audacity to smoke in front of her father while the dad is begging her to give him a hug. Also how can one be so defiant that she argues when her mother finds a condom pack in her room? Yes, she is a brat and belongs to the younger generation, but values are still imbibed in them. Many will fail to identify with her character.

The film supports a cause which is indeed a good way to take the movie ahead. But the approach of both, Kavita’s life and the cause, should have been merged better or only one should have been the highlight.

Overall, the movie is a drag and cannot sustain at the box office.

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