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U ME AUR HUM - An emotional film from the talented and sensitive couple. (Movie Review By Bobby Sing)
14 Apr, 2008 | Movie Reviews / 2008 Releases

There is not a long list of actors who also became successful directors. But first Aamir Khan successfully proved it and now Ajay Devgan also shows his sparks of direction.

His directorial debut is a sensitive and emotional love story of a married couple. The real life pair Ajay & Kajol both fit to their roles as a ‘T’. A special worthy praise is deserved by Kajol for her lovable act and Ajay for choosing a difficult subject.
In simple words, U Me Aur Hum is not a family drama, it is not a film with bubbly valentine kind of love. But its intense, emotional and mature in content. Though it lacks in some departments but the overall impact at the end of the movie is quite touchy.
The first half starts with influences of “An Affair To Remember” and “The Notebook”. But after the marriage of the lead actors, the film just moves on to a different unexpected platform. The story is about the wife suffering with Alzheimer disease and how the family and friends around, face this truth with love and courage.
No doubt a difficult subject to choose for a directorial debut. The only problem is that the viewers expected a good enjoyable love story with many lighter moments to share. But the film is more of a slow, heavy and mature love story. Still Ajay Devgan, the director, manages to extract brilliant performances and also visualizes some memorable scenes which can make your eyes wet. Specially the last hour of the film. It has some very emotional scenes to cherish.
The most lacking department of the movie is the Music. If only it had some soothing and melodious love songs, the impact would have been 10 times better. There is no slow & soft love song with meaningful lyrics which was a must according to the demand of the script as I see it. May be Ajay avoided that deliberately. Vishal Bhardwaj misses the train this time.
Performance wise Kajol is superlative and majestic in all her characters. As a smart waitress, as a girl ready to fall in love, as a lover, as a wife and as a mother. She slips into all shades of her character with such an ease and elegance. Unarguably one of her best performances till date. Ajay is soft and has underplayed his character, but he emotes well as a worried and caring husband. His performance in the second half is much better and impressive. Another gem of a performance is by Divya Dutta. She excels in her small role and makes her presence felt. The scenes where all the friends are together are well written and executed.
It can be said that after “Taare Zameen Par” this is the second movie on the theme of a disease and how the family copes with it. But there should be no comparison drawn between the two. “U Me Aur Hum” is more for the mature audiences and it may be treated as “Heavy” by the younger generation.
But the movie has the truth of life in it. Anybody can face this, as we all live in an uncertain life. And “U ME Aur Hum” teaches how to live life with love even when the times are real tough.
Go for it if you love intense drama and feel that Love is the way to live Life.
Rating : 3.5 / 5 (I really wish it had better music)

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