Rahul Ravindran has struck nerve chords of the youth with his stint in Andala Raskshasi. There in no looking back for him since then. As his latest offering Howrah Bridge is all set for release today, check out our review on the film that is making good buzz for a while.
Arjun (Rahul Ravindran) is a happy-go-lucky engineer working in Kolkata. He has a childhood love story with Sweety and he can’t forget her. Arjun returns to his home town to marry his sweetheart but learns that Sweety (Chandini Chowdary) is going to be engaged to her brother-in-law(Ajay). Arjun befriends Sweety as a childhood friend and soon, both get along. Arjun proposes to Sweety and Sweety too accepts his proposal. Sweety decides to call off her wedding plans with her brother-in-law. She explains him about her love for Arjun and tells him that he can not be happy even if he marries her. Ajay understands and agrees to call off the wedding. Meanwhile, a major twist shocks Sweety. Arjun learns that Sweety (Chandini) with whom he is in love, is not actually his childhood sweetheart. He comes to know that the original Sweety (Manali Rathod) is living in the city. He leaves a video message to village Sweety (Chandini) and goes to city in search of the original Sweety. Sweety is in a deep shock as Arjun dumped her and her wedding with her brother-in-law is already called off. Unable to forget Arjun, Sweety attempts suicide near Howrah Bridge. This is the interval twist.
Meanwhile, the film shifts to the actual Sweety and Arjun. Arjun meets the actual Sweety but cannot get along well with her. At the same time, Arjun can’t forget the village Sweety (Chandini). Will Arjun return to Sweety? Will they unite? How? And what comes in between them?
Rahul, as usual, breathes life into the character of Arjun. Since love stories have been his forte, Rahul once again does it with ease. He acts well in romantic scenes. Chandini Chowdary looks very beautiful and brings freshness to the film. Her acting is good. She has a long way to go. Manali Rathod is alright.
Rao Ramesh as contractor Madan Mohan (villain) is impressive. Comedian Madhu, Posani evoke laughs. Ajay shines in his limited role. On the whole, Howrah Bridge has good performances.
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The biggest strength of Howrah Bridge is its concept of youthful romance. Writer, director Rewon Yadu succeeded in this. He mixes this with the issue of the bridge giving a new dimension to the film. Good cast, impressive first half, Pre-interval Twist make the film engaging. Second Half is also on par with the first half. But it could have been a bit better.
Nevertheless, the film ends on a good note. Pre-climax, climax portions are alright. Overall, Howrah Bridge is a watchable film.
Howrah Bridge is a good attempt. Go for it. Rahul Ravindran is back.