Movie Review: AkaashVani (2013)

Users Rating: [ratings] ★★★☆☆
Box Office: Disaster

His directorial debut, PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA, was a revitalizing take on romance. A satire on the affairs of heart. The story of three friends and the tumultuous relationships they share with the women in their lives, PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA was lapped up for its spanking new concept, straight out of life situations, witty one-liners and crackling hilarity. Director Luv Ranjan endeavors a contrast in AKAASHVANI, his second outing.

From its trailer clips, it’s palpable that AKAASHVANI too fits in the romantic variety, a genre that’s beaten to death by the dream merchants in Mumbai. But Luv Ranjan assures that AKAASHVANI does not veer into the banal and repetitive zone, does not become just an additional love yarn to hit the Hindi screen. Sure, it’s about a good looking pair and the ups and downs in their lives. But what you carry home, besides this loveable pair, are some incredible moments that arouse myriad emotions as you partake in Akaash and Vani’s journey. This in itself is the strength of this endeavor!

Like PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA, AKAASHVANI also has a bond with realism. It’s about the present times. It communicates the contemporary lingo. Yet, it has the old world charisma that still makes you go weak in your knees. It has shades of everything, from fidelity and commitment to resentment and mistrust to anguish and betrayal. Handled most efficiently, with several authoritative moments, AKAASHVANI is, without doubt, a delicate love story that triumphs.

With PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA, Luv Ranjan demonstrated he’s a commendable storyteller. With AKAASHVANI, he only seals it furthermore!

The film starts with Akaash (Kartik Tiwari) & Vani (Nushrat Bharucha), both setting out on their journey towards a common destination – St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. It so happens that the moment they meet, their life takes an unusual turn. As they walk towards their first class in college, they are on their way to share their lives with each other for the next three years. Vani generates a calmness and control in Akaash that he never had and Akaash gives Vani a streak of rebellion she could never think of possessing within herself. And then it happens, for no reason except for the fact that they complete each other, they fall in love.

In three years, Akaash & Vani become companions not only in the important things of life but also in the most stupid, mundane, irrational parts of each other’s life. But as college ends, they have to separate and when this separation reaches a point where it seems their destiny is to get each other back against the will of their families, society and their own dilemmas. The journey of Akaash & Vani’s struggle to find each other once again in the world they first met is the story of AkaashVani.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.0 “With first-rate performances by both Nushrat and Kartik, this is one love story you can’t afford to miss.”
3.5 “The movie contains just the right blend of sparkle and spice and is definitely worthy of a watch. Go for it!”
Bollywood Hungama
3.5 “Very entertaining and romantic, this is a gutsy gem of a movie. Don’t miss!”
Sify: Sonia Chopra
3.0 “AV is enjoyable.Do tune in to Akaash Vani.”
3.0 “If you like your love stories too sugary and mushy, do go for it.”
3.0 “The film stands out in its make-believe moments.”
Zee News
3.0 “Watch Akaash Vani for the sheer excellence of Kartik and Nushrat’s performances.”
One India
3.0 “It works strongly as social drama than a love story.”
Times Of India
3.0 “Akaash Vani is cut above those mushy mushy rom com where everything is feel good..”
Average Reviews
2.5 “If Sleepless in Seattle is the kind of film that wrenches your heart, Akash Vani is worth a shot!”
2.5 “Akaash Vani is not so much about romance as it is about understanding what drives decisions that people make.”
2.5 “watch this one if you are madly in love or badly in marriage. “
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Akaash Vani may be a flawed film but it still has its heart in the right place.”
1.5 “Queue up for a ticket, those of you having trouble sleeping.”
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