Sadiyaan - Movie Review

Sadiyaan is like a fantastic storyteller who repeats stories that you've heard over and over again

Friday, April 02, 2010 | 8:39:35 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Cast: Rishi Kapoor, Hema Malini, Rekha, Luv Sinha, Ferena Wazeir

Director: Raj Kanwar

Sadiyaan – Old wine in new bottle

Sadiyaan reminds me of films like Gadar and Lagaan. It has an old world charm. But it gives a vibe as if the maker is too frustrated with the present and is trying to convince us to hold on to the lifestyle of the bygone era.
The film stands on two tried and tested formulas of Hindi films together. That of a Hindu - Muslim love story and the other of re-union; here it's between the biological mother and her son.

During India's partition, Benazir (Hema Malini) loses her son in the chaos. The baby is found by Amrit (Rekha) and Rajveer (Rishi Kapoor) who after several attempts at trying to locate the parents of the child, raise him as their own. The boy grows to be a young and handsome Ishaan (Luv Sinha) who as fate would have it, falls for Chandni (Ferena) a Muslim girl.

When Chandni's parents oppose vehemently to this union of their daughter to a Hindu boy, Amrit and Rajveer sense its time to come clean about Ishaan's roots.

Whether Amrit and Rajveer's confession proves beneficial for Ishaan's love and the change in Ishaan's life after both of his mothers come together is basically what the film is about.


The magic of the good old days is delectable and it's a nice feeling to virtually go back in time. The costumes, look and sets are convincing enough to pull you back almost a century.

The fact that three veterans of Hindi films Hema Malini, Rekha and Rishi Kapoor have come together is awesome. Their scenes are truly enchanting and you finally grasp the meaning of why they say – Real stars never try too hard.


The fact that the script could've had something unexpected for the audience. It's the same old story, you see.

The music does not have the melody, which is typical of old world Indian music. Sadly, it doesn't even make you nostalgic and make you pine for the former era. Maybe Adnan Sami should stick to singing?

This film is launching a star kid whose acting skills are raw. Luv Sinha could've polished his skills further before making a Bollywood debut (a la Imran Khan in JTYJN). The fact that some other actor who is far more talented could've done better justice to the role pricks.

Yes or No?

Those into period drama will not be disappointed. Else give it a pass…

Rating : **

Reporter and Author: Susan Jose

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Posted on: 26 May 2017 at 12:36am
In this movie there are three brilliant actor Hema Malini, Rekha and Rishi Kapoor which are fantastic and i really like this movie.

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Posted on: 03 April 2010 at 12:45pm
This guy told he got the role on his own...Another Harman in making

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Posted on: 03 April 2010 at 1:09am
I think the title definitely attracts me as well as the illustrious cast. So wouldnt mind checking it out

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Posted on: 02 April 2010 at 6:16pm
um, fans of an old era, dunno, i would past but my family would want me to watch with them so i'm stuck watching it T_T

Edited on:02 April 2010 at 6:16pm

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Posted on: 02 April 2010 at 4:05pm
For some reason it gives me that urge to see this movie.

Thanks for the Review anyway!

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Posted on: 02 April 2010 at 3:41pm
i am gonna watch this movie
i didnt abt this movie until i read this artcile
thanks IF

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Posted on: 02 April 2010 at 1:42pm
i love movies from the golden eraa so i would definetly watch the movie
p.s. i think the boy is cute

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Posted on: 02 April 2010 at 1:29pm
Wow are old acotrs are in tis movie. surely gonna watch it.

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Posted on: 02 April 2010 at 1:23pm
I can't wait to watch it! Personally, I think I am going to love it! Something about this movie just makes me want to see it! Also I want to watch this movie because of;Hema Malini, Rekha & Rishi Kapoor!

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Posted on: 02 April 2010 at 11:23am
I still want to watch this movie...for Hema Malini and Rekha.....

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