Producer : Boney Kapoor
Director : Ahathian
*ing: Sanjay Kapoor, Priya Gill, Sushmita Sen, Mohnish
Music: Nadeem Shravan
Released on : June 11, 1999
Reviewed by: Tanmeet Kumar
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
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.