The upcoming Bollywood movie ‘Humari Adhuri Kahani’ is all set to hit the theaters tomorrow, giving some strange tinge of taste to what will happen when a love triangle with extremes converge around a woman with a child.
The movie, directed by Mohit Suri and produced by Mahesh Bhat, features Vidya Balan along with Emraan Hashmi and RajKummar Rao.
The story is a replay of age-old real story of Mahesh Bhatt’s parents, Nanabhai Bhatt and Shiri Mohammad Ali and also his stepmother.
Twisted to present day norms, the love story revolves around Vidya Balan (Vasudha), a mother, Emraan Hashmi (Aarav), a hotelier and RajKumar Rao (Hari), who had joined a terrorist group.
The story is built around the three lead characters with each having their own flash-back in the film. Vasudha and Aarav complement each other and fall in love despite their tragic past.
The movie will be screened tax free in Madhya Pradesh as the state government has exempted ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’ from entertainment tax on screening in cinema houses. Otherwise, the film was given U certificate without any cuts as the Censor Board of Film Certification guideline states that ‘ The violence against women not even a slap would be allowed.’
Moreover, the movie is a saga about a wife who is abused by her husband and breaks away from him to find love interest in another man.
CBFC’s chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani said, “We’ve repeatedly stressed that every film would be evaluated and certified individually and according to individual content. Agreed that violence against women is not allowed. But if the theme is dealt with sensitively we are not rigidly opposed to any mirror-image of a social reality.”
With all these pre-release praise, it remains to be seen how far such films succeed at the box office.