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Producer : Boney Kapoor
Director : Ahathian
*ing: Sanjay Kapoor, Priya Gill, Sushmita Sen,  Mohnish Behl
Music: Nadeem Shravan

Released on : June 11, 1999


Reviewed by: Tanmeet Kumar
tanmeet@indolink.com


out of 

Sirf Tum, inspired by the Hollywood hit You've Got Mail, is the latest love story from Boney Kapoor, who brought us films like Judaai and Prem in the past. Sirf Tum is better than all of those films due to its different plot. The cast, is impressive and the music is beautiful. Hopefully, the film will score at the box office and work wonders on the careers of the three stars of the film.

Sirf Tum revolves around Deepak, an ordinary young man with a big heart, and Aarthi, an attractive, middle class girl. While in Dehli, Deepak finds a lost handbag belonging to Aarthi. Returning it to her, Deepak begins writing her on a regular basis. Eventually, the two fall in love. While exchanging letters, the two meet each other at random times but both have no idea who the other is. The necessary plot twist comes in the way of Sushmita Sen, Deepak's boss, who falls in love with him and tries to woo him. The rest of the movie concentrates on whether Deepak rejects the advances of Sushmita and meets Aarthi.

Sushmita Sen has finally arrived. After flops like Dastak and Zor, Sushmita has hit the jackpot in 1999. Her previous release of the year, Biwi No. 1, has gotten Sushmita rave reviews and has broken records all over the world. Now her good peroformance in Sirf Tum will cement her place in Bollywood and place her a notch above her rival Aishwarya Rai. She looks very good and does very well in "Dilbar". I can't wait for Hindustan Ki Kasam. Hopefully, she'll give another great performance. Sushmita fans, don't despair. If she continues on her way like this, you'll be seeing much more of her in years to come. She's not only beautiful but can act as well.. The lead pair of Sanjay Kapoor and Priya Gill looks fresh and is a welcome change. Sanjay is tolerable in his unrealistic role of Deepak but Priya Gill really impresses as Aarthi. After films like Sham Ghansham, I'm happy to see her in a meaningful role. Priya looks good and acts very well.

Music by Nadeem Shravan is great. The soundtrack includes hummable scores like "Dilbar", "Pehli Pehli Baar", and the title track. All of the songs are filmed very well, adding to the experience. The best song from the movie has to be "Dilbar", with a great dance by Sushmita and beautiful scenery. The film excells technically in departments like cinematography and editing. Direction by Ahathian is good. The national award winner from the South does a decent job with Sirf Tum, but the film is carried by the performances and the fantastic music. The film will probably click with the audiences due to it's novel theme of falling in love with someone you've never met.

Well folks, Boney Kapoor has done it again, bringing us a film that is entertaining and well made. I most certainly hope the effort pays off. If the film clicks with the audiences, it could do wonders for Sanjay, Priya, and Sushmita. I have a feeling that this is the film that will make big stars of the three newcomers. Let's see how the movie does at the box office in the weeks to come.

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