We Are Family - Movie Review

We Are Family Movie Review : A Promising Package Unfortunately Becomes A Let Down!

Thursday, September 02, 2010 | 1:22:05 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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An adaptation of 'StepMom', We Are Family is one of the most awaited films of 2010.  The combination of Dharma with Kajol is one which has created magic on the big screen in the past but will it this time around also?  Promotion of the film has targeted families with brilliant marketing by the ACE Karan Johar which is bound to pull audiences into theatres.

As the curtains open, the story of a mother Maya and her three children (Allya, Ankush, and Anjali) unfolds.  There seems to be a perfect family though Maya and her husband Aman (Arjun Rampal) are divorced.  Things go awry when Aman introduces his children to his girlfriend Shreya (Kareena Kapoor) as the children become insecure that Shreya might take their father away from them.  Yet, circumstances bring Shreya and the children close and that too with Maya's choice.  Why?  Well we'll let you watch the film onscreen to find out!

As a film, We Are Family is packaged brilliantly with an amazingly talented starcast, renown production house, and a wide target audience of families globally.  Yet, with such a perfect package We Are Family falls flat.  Reasons?  The storyline of the two mothers living in the same household just does not convince. One is also left lost at the true reason behind Maya and Aman's divorce.  In a society like India where divorce is still a taboo, one wonders what is the moral of this story?  Is it ok to have two women in your life and live with them under one roof like Arjun Rampal did?  

The unrealistic dialogues between Maya and Shreya are also one of the flaws in the film.  In the most emotional scenes, the unrealistic dialogues cause laughter.  Music, unlike other Dharma Production Films, just does not impress.  

But does nothing work in the film?  Not true!  Arjun Rampal is brilliant!  He manages to outshine talented actresses like Kajol and Kareena Kapoor in his role as a father caught between his ex-wife and current love.  Kajol too portrays her character well!  Kareena does a fair job but somehow seems like a misfit for the role.  Her chemistry is great with the children but she comes across as a sister rather than a stepmother.  The kids are superb, especially Diya Sonecha who plays Anjali. 

Overall, expectations are high when you have a banner like Dharma and such a talented starcast.  We Are Family does not live upto these expectations as the first half entertains but the second half becomes long and tedious.  The dialogues could have been far better to show the complications in the characters' lives.  The film may pull audiences to theatres but it may not convince!  


Author & Editor: Dolly Tilani Bhatter

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Posted on: 25 May 2017 at 1:13am
It is nice movie and Arjun Rampal's acting is outstanding in the movie and the story of the movie is very nice and it is one time watch movie.

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Posted on: 23 November 2010 at 1:21pm
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Posted on: 30 September 2010 at 5:29pm
This movie really made me cry after so long time. I Love this movie a lot!

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Posted on: 25 September 2010 at 7:09am
I just loved the movie. It was the best movie produced by Karan Johar!

Edited on:25 September 2010 at 7:10am

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Posted on: 19 September 2010 at 9:43pm
WOW i can't wait to watch we are family i think its rocking

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Posted on: 19 September 2010 at 12:43pm
It was a superb movie.. Much better than Dabang .. Such a touchy execution ..
Kajol is better than Suzan Saradon in some scenes . Suzan was great too

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Posted on: 17 September 2010 at 10:33pm
the review is bang on ..there is def something amiss in the movie .. u dont really feel for the characters i think it fails to touch a chord somewhere

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Posted on: 16 September 2010 at 12:59am
India forums reviews are always wrong! The movie was brilliant loved every bit of it infact I cried in like every freaking scene! Saddest movie ever. The little girl anjali was sooo adorable! :) Definitilty a must watch movie!

Edited on:16 September 2010 at 1:00am

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Posted on: 15 September 2010 at 1:42am
the movie is torturous.
I'm proud to not have cried one single tear during this emo atyachar of 3 hrs,when the rest of the theatre ppl were drowning in their owns.

I even laughed at the so apparent way of making people cry!

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Posted on: 12 September 2010 at 9:35pm
this article is wrong!!!!!!!!! I LOVED THIS MOVIE! and seriously it did make me cry like crazy! The movie was AMAZING!

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