Sanam Teri Kasam (2016 film)

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Sanam Teri Kasam
Sanam Teri Kasam 2016.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRadhika Rao
Vinay Sapru
Written byRadhika Rao
Vinay Sapru
Produced byDeepak Mukut
Starring
CinematographyChirantan Das
Music byHimesh Reshammiya
Production
companies
  • Jhoom Jhoom Productions
  • Soham Rockstar Productions
Distributed byEros International[1]
Release date
  • 5 February 2016 (2016-02-05) (India)
Running time
154 minutes[2]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget25 crore (US$3.1 million)
Box office56 crore (US$7.0 million)[3]

Sanam Teri Kasam (transl. Swear on you, my beloved) is a 2016 Indian romantic tragedy film, directed by the duo Radhika Rao-Vinay Sapru and produced by Deepak Mukut. It stars Harshvardhan Rane and Mawra Hocane in lead roles. The film is a modern rendition of the novel Love Story by Eric Segal. In the film, When Saraswati's father throws her out of the house, Inder stands with her against all odds and this brings them close to each other. However, destiny has its own plans to separate them.

The film was released worldwide on 5 February 2016 under Eros International.[4][5] The film grossed over 56 crore (US$7.0 million).[6][7]

Plot[edit]

A huge crowd of people and the media congratulates lawyer Inder Lal Parihaar after he wins a case. Later, he purchases a bottle of champagne and returns home to face a tree, as a flashback ensues.

Saraswati "Saru" Parthasaarthy is an extremely traditional, Telugu, young librarian, who gets rejected by many suitors who find her "old-fashioned" and "unappealing". Her younger sister Kaveri's fiancé issues her an ultimatum to marry him within a month or else move on. But her strict father, Jayram Parthasarthy says that her wedding cannot happen till Saru gets married. Enraged, Kaveri insults her and threatens to elope. Saru begs her not to elope and hurt Jayram, and promises Kaveri that she will find a husband soon.

Living in the same building is Inder, then a handsome ex-convict, who is in a relationship with renowned fashionista stylist Ruby Malhotra. Jayram views them as a bad influence to the society as he finds them embarrassing. After a few days, however, they break up. When Saru's parents are out of town, Saru secretly meets Inder and seeks help to get her a makeover appointment from Ruby. She wants to impress her office crush, Abhimanyu Shastry, who holds a degree in IIT. During their conversation, a drunken Ruby barges in and presumes Inder to be cheating on her; in a fit of rage, she insults Saru and throws her wine bottle on Saru and leaves, but Inder shields her and gets badly injured. Saru helps Inder to his bed while the watchman approaches Inder's apartment and, misunderstanding them in an intimate position, alerts all the elders of the society. Unaware, Saru helps Inder tend to his wounds despite his reluctance. Jayram returns early from his trip. He and the elders find Saru with Inder on his bed, completely misunderstanding the situation, while Jayram disowns her.

Saru tells her mother Arundhati what really happened that night, but asks her not to tell Jayram, because he has finally consented for Kaveri's wedding. Inder helps her find an apartment and also get her a makeover with help from a local hairdresser, Mushtaqeen. With her new makeover, she grabs the attention of Abhimanyu. Meanwhile, Inder falls in love with her, but keeps quiet when Abhimanyu proposes to her, because he wants her to be happy. However, Abhimanyu rejects her on the day of the wedding, because his father does not want a disowned daughter-in-law. Saru is left heartbroken and goes to her honeymoon suite. From there, Saru and Inder spend the night together. The next morning, Inder witnesses Saru embracing Abhimanyu and leaves heartbroken. Inder spirals into depression, breaking off all contacts with Saru. When he learns from Abhimanyu that Saru had actually rejected Abhimanyu's request for a second chance, he tracks her down and finds her in a Buddhist monastery, where he professes his love to her. Saru passes out and Inder takes her to the hospital, where he discovers she is suffering from meningioma and has very few days to live. He forcibly enters Saru's parents' house and demands them to stop pretending that their daughter is dead. The next day he is arrested for charges pressed by Jayram. Saru gets discharged and goes to the library, where she discovers the secret messages Inder left for her in check-out slips, realizing that he has loved her from the beginning. The two unite and Saru asks Inder to marry her.

That night, Saru tells him that after her death, she desires to be buried under a beautiful flowering tree. Inder meets Jayram and tells him that he is marrying Saru and can even die for her. On their wedding day, Saru's parents arrive and accept their wedding. Saru faints after the wedding and gets hospitalised. Her parents learn about her disease, and Jayram feels heartbroken and guilty. Inder asks his father, Rajinder Lal Parihar, with whom he has a strained relationship, to acquire for him the land under the tree for Saru's burial. Saru dies in Inder's arms, and Inder is left heartbroken. Inder finds Rajinder in the hospital and reconciles with him.

Now a successful lawyer, Inder stands at the tree that marks Saru's grave. He asserts that she must be happy to see him successful and sober. He says that he misses her and expresses a promise of eternal true love.

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

A first look of the film was unveiled on 7 December 2015 by Eros Now via a tweet and was scheduled for release on 8 January 2016.[8][9] Trailer of the film was released on 15 December 2015 with a new release date of 5 February.[4][5][7][6] Film was released worldwide on 5 February 2016 under the production banner of Eros Now. Upon release, the film received positive reviews.[10][11]

Soundtrack[edit]

Sanam Teri Kasam
Soundtrack album by
Released7 January 2016
Recorded2015
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length44:16
LabelEros Now
ProducerHimesh Reshammiya
Himesh Reshammiya chronology
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
(2015)
Sanam Teri Kasam
(2016)
Teraa Surroor
(2016)

The songs were composed by Himesh Reshammiya. Lyrics were penned by Sameer Anjaan, Shabbir Ahmed, Reshammiya and Subrat Sinha. The title track was released on 22 December 2015,[12] and complete album was released on 7 January 2016.

All music is composed by Himesh Reshammiya[13].

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Sanam Teri Kasam"Sameer AnjaanAnkit Tiwari, Palak Muchhal05:14
2."Kheech Meri Photo"Sameer AnjaanDarshan Raval, Neeti Mohan, Akasa Singh04:44
3."Bewajah"Sameer AnjaanHimesh Reshammiya05:08
4."Tera Chehra"Shabbir AhmedArijit Singh04:34
5."Haal-E-Dil" (Male)Sameer AnjaanSreerama05:34
6."Haal-E-Dil" (Female)Sameer AnjaanNeeti Mohan05:24
7."Ek Number"Himesh ReshammiyaHimesh Reshammiya, Neeti Mohan04:20
8."Main Teri Yaadon Mein"Subrat SinhaArijit Singh04:16
9."Sanam Teri Kasam" (Reprise)Sameer AnjaanMohammad Irfan Ali, Palak Muchhal04:56
Total length:44:16

Reception and box office[edit]

It was not an box-office blast but it was criticly acclaimed. Bollywood Hungama gave it a 3.5/5 stars. The film grossed approximately 18 crore (US$2.3 million) on the first day of release, 32 crore (US$4.0 million) on the weekend and 56 crore (US$7.0 million) on the first week. The film was declared "average" at the box office by trade publications.[3][11][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sanam Teri Kasam". Eros Now. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  2. ^ "SANAM TERI KASAM (12A)". British Board of Film Classification. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b Joginder Tuteja (12 February 2016). "Box Office Report Of Ghayal Once Again, Airlift, Sanam Teri Kasam". koimoi. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  4. ^ a b "First look of Sanam Teri Kasam unveiled on Twitter". The Statesman. 7 December 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Check Out The First Look Of Upcoming Love Story 'Sanam Teri Kasam'". koimoi.com. 7 December 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Mawra Hocane's debut Bollywood film 'Sanam Teri Kasam', trailer released". The News Teller. 15 December 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  7. ^ a b "First look of Mawra Hocane's 'Sanam Teri Kasam' unveiled". The Express Tribune. 7 December 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Eros releases first look of Mawra's "Sanam Teri Kasam"". Daily Times (Pakistan). 7 December 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  9. ^ "First Look Revlead: 'Sanam Teri Kasam' Mawra & Harshvardhan Sizzling Romance". The Reveille. 7 December 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  10. ^ "Ghayal Once Again, Sanam Teri Kasam to clash at box-office today". The Indian Express. 4 February 2016.
  11. ^ a b Namrata Joshi (5 February 2016). "Sanam Teri Kasam review: Where tears rule the screen". The Hindu.
  12. ^ "Out now: Mawra's 'Sanam Teri Kasam' title track is a tearjerker". The Express Tribune. 22 December 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  13. ^ "First glimpse of Mawra Hocane's debut film 'Sanam Teri Kasam' out". The News Teller. 7 December 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  14. ^ "Sanam Teri Kasam box office collections: Harshvardhan, Mawra Hocane starrer earns Rs. 4.66 cr. in its opening weekend". Indian Express. 7 February 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2016.

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