Tum Bin 2 Movie Review: Stick To The Prequel, Guys!
After suffering Force 2 a day ago, it was time to watch another sequel Tum Bin 2 in the hope that at least this time around, the sequel may be better than the prequel or at least match up to the earlier film. However, it seems that Anubhav Sinha surely must have run out of ideas as he has taken the same plot from Tum Bin, made a few changes and served it to an ostensibly unsuspecting audience.
Taran (Neha Sharma) and Amar (Aashim Gulati) are engaged to each other, but before the nuptials can take place, Amar meets with an accident while skiing and is presumed dead after his body is not found for days. Taran is understandably heartbroken till she comes across Shekhar (Aditya Seal), a friend of the family, who offers her his friendship and support. Taran too is drawn towards Shekhar, but before things get any further, Amar, who was in a coma all these months and has been nursed back to life, walks back into Taran's life, thereby complicating everything? What happens next? Watch the film to find out…
Neha Sharma is the only known face in the lead cast, but the two lads have performed decently enough for newcomers. Aashim looks like a poor man's Abhishek Bachchan in certain frames and resembles Aditya Roy Kapur at times while Aditya is refreshingly boyish, but his character is quite irritating-for no reason, Shekhar starts spouting philosophical lines and comes across as way too 'sanskari'. On her part, Neha does her 'doe-eyed' act, which is not so convincing. Kanwaljeet Singh, who plays the dignified patriarch, is a treat to watch as always. The two actresses, who play Taran's sisters are much better than the lead cast, in fact.
When I walked into the cinema hall today morning, I had expected a story which would be different from the prequel, but to my shock, even the names of the lead characters have not been changed. In the prequel too, the lead characters were named Amar and Shekhar, for crying out loud! The story of a lover, who is presumed dead, coming back after his ladylove falls for someone else, has been used to often in Bollywood that I was left wondering what made the makers bankroll this venture.
The film is clichéd and predictable from the word go and apart from a couple of scenes, which may make you smile, the film has nothing to offer either in terms of plot or characterization or even drama. The music is decent enough, but not enough to salvage the film.
In other words, Tum Bin 2 is not worth the time and effort…