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Sirf - Life Looks Greener on the Other Side Review

Published: Friday, April 25, 2008, 12:03 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive] Anurag Basu's Life in a metro mirrored the lives of people living in a metropolis; their individual stories running parallel, rarely crossing each other's path. Sirf takes a look at the relationships of four couples in a metro and each of them crosses the other's path and, in some way, is connected with one another.

Although the premise of Sirf is interesting and given the fact that the film boasts of some solid actors to infuse life in the characters, the film falls like a pack of cards. Reason: The writers [Rajaatesh Nayar, Shashikant Verma] mess up big time. Resultantly, it doesn't hit you like a thunderbolt.

[an error occurred while processing this directive] Let's get specific! In most movies, the problem lies with the conclusion. The culmination ought to give you the feeling that the questions have been answered, the knots have been untied. That's where Sirf suffers. The penultimate 20 odd minutes are a complete farce.

Most importantly, the 'problems' are not serious enough in some cases at least. Therefore, you don't empathise with those characters. To sum up, Sirf may star some solid actors, but it lacks a solid script to keep the interest alive!

Sirf revolves around four couples -- Kay Kay Menon-Manisha Koirala, Sonali Kulkarni-Ranvir Shorey, Parvin Dabas-Rituparna Sengupta and Ankur Khanna-Nauheed Cyrusi. While the first couple is financially well off, the one thing missing from their lives is love. Another couple [Ankur-Nauheed] is hopelessly in love, but don't have the financial security to realize their dreams. The third couple [Parvin-Rituparna] is searching for trust, while the fourth couple [Ranvir-Sonali] has to find time to nurture everything that they have.

Topics: rituparna sengupta, ranvir shorey, kay kay menon, sirf, sonali kulkarni, manisha koirala
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