Poorly de­vel­oped script

Deccan Chronicle - - MOVIES -

“the ev­er­last­ing taste of love” is a ro­man­tic drama with a be­liev­able sto­ry­line and an earnest­ness to come up with strong per­for­mances by its lead pair Rhea Chakraborty and debu­tant Varun Mi­tra. They try hard, but not enough to com­pletely over­come the strain of its clichés.

It ends up be­ing a half­hearted sen­ti­men­tal saga. The com­par­isons with the orig­i­nal are bound to re­duce its cred­i­bil­ity. The set­ting in the Ben­gali ver­sion was Kolkata, and here, the back­drop is Old Delhi. But while writ­ers cre­ated a rich ta­pes­try of the ex­plorer guide with whom a girl tourist shares a com­mon in­ter­est of In­dian her­itage and cul­ture in Prak­tan, Dev Mathur (Mi­tra) and Aisha Prad­han (Chakraborty) play tourist guide and trav­eller, who take a lik­ing for each other soon af­ter they meet. As one thing leads to an­other, the im­pul­sive Aisha wants to be with Dev for the rest of her life. Dev, for whom the old lanes of Delhi de­fine him and his deep­rooted love and re­spect that he has earned over the years, treats his job as a pre­server of his fam­ily val­ues and can­not give up his job for any­thing in the world. Soon their world­view makes them sep­a­rate as it dawns on Dev that Aisha will have to make many com­pro­mises. The two are con­fronted by their dif­fer­ences some years later, when Aisha finds her­self in a spot of bother as she re­alises that two fel­low pas­sen­gers on a train, a mother-daugh­ter duo (Di­gan­gana Surya­van­shi) and Disha (Aanya Dureja) is none other than Dev’s wife and daugh­ter.

Lack­ing depth, the film tries to cover a lot of dis­tance but loses steam pro­gres­sively through­out. Re­sul­tantly, it be­comes de­signed and less or­ganic, though Chakraborty does a fine job.

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