The film's principal photography began on 5 September 2017.

[17] The producers later clarified their intent to continue production. [8] The first motion poster of the film released on 19 August 2017. [32], On 12 November 2018, lead actors Rajput and Khan started promotions of the film by appearing on the Reality TV competition show Indian Idol 10. Mansoor sends up the woman and child who are with them first, then Mukku's father, then Mukku, and finally prepares to go himself. The two eventually settled out of court as Khan agreed to split her time between both films. In the second half of the film's disaster scenes, she praised Abhishek Kapoor for being "a sensitive director" who "stayed true to the story," yet noted that the disaster scenes seem a bit "disturbing" and take up so much time that "a pall of gloom descends on the audience." She criticized the "archaic" antagonists, the fiance figure (Tarun Gahlot) and the father (Nitish Bharadwaj); she also noted how the second-half wedding feels undeserved.

Our heroine Mukku (Sara Ali Khan) is the younger daughter of a priest who also runs a shop and a guest house and needs a pithoo -- porter -- to cart her up and down.

She reminds you instantly of her mother Amrita Singh.

The focus remains strictly on the love story, and while Mukku and Mansoor share some beautiful moments, the narrative does take a tad too long to set up their romance. She said that the chemistry between the two leads worked well in the first half, but unraveled into melodrama in the second. The court questioned him thoroughly before eventually dismissing his complaints as "a publicity stunt" and fining him Rs.

Mukku is married and slits her wrist, but is saved by her family; her now-husband taunts Mansoor with the news.

[36], On 27 November 2018, lead actors Rajput and Khan promoted the film on the Reality TV singing competition show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa.[37] On 28 November 2018, the film's fourth song, "Jaan 'Nisaar," was released.

[45] She highly praised Khan, calling her an "a superstar on the rise...extraordinarily-talented star kid," finding it "hard to believe that this is her first film because she is so spectacular," noting that director Abhishek Kapoor "does full justice to her."

Kedarnath is a 2018 Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film written, directed and co-produced by Abhishek Kapoor. Like other reviewers, she highly praised Sara Ali Khan, calling her "brilliant" and "a breath of fresh air," noting that she gave a stellar performance in the climax. "[25], On 5 December 2018, a PIL (Public interest litigation) filed by Prakash Rajput, head of the IHS religious society, was met with disapproval from the High Court of Gujarat. The official trailer and theatrical release poster were released on 12 November 2018. These pertinent issues, which had a lot of potential, are briefly touched upon and then left in deep waters. Out of rebellion, Mukku flirts with the local boys and convinces them to come to her house and propose in order to embarrass her father and fiance. Her father (Nitish Bharadwaj) is a local priest and things get complicated when Mukku falls in love with a muslim boy and local pithoo (human porter) Mansoor (Sushant Singh Rajput).

She looks gorgeous in the desi-girl avatars and she owns every scene that she’s present in. Watch out for the scene where he sings Lata Mangeshkar’s Lag Ja Gale (from Woh Kaun Thi, 1964) where his character’s naivety is brought out with deftness. She and her family are trying to gather the guests of their hostel in a top floor, her husband and his mother arrive driven in by the storm and Mukku refuses to go to him. The film's natural ending, that of the rescue helicopter flying away, is changed into an artificial feel-good scene which does away with the impact of the powerful climax. Watch video", "Kedarnath promotions start! Rajput asserted that the film hurt Hindu sentiments by portraying Muslim-Hindu love, and that it had a kissing scene, which was not appropriate for family audiences.

The writing by Abhishek Kapoor and Kanika Dhillon, subtly reflects upon the secular dynamics of Kedarnath. For a love story, there are no romantic tracks that really hold your attention. He's an affable man prone to giving discounts to his clients and posing for selfies with them. Her envious sister tells Mansoor that Mukku is just flirting with him as she has flirted with all the other boys. ", Manjusha Radhakrishnan of Gulf News gave the film 2.5 out of 5 stars, saying that the film is "perfectly stormy and is good for a one-time watch." She criticized the predictability of the love story, saying that "the conflict is there, but it is not enough to evoke more than a certain degree of emotion."

Like Rachit Gupta, she also noted the similarity of debutante Sara Ali Khan to her mother, showing a "perky confidence." While the porter community prepares to leave the valley, Mansoor decides not to leave without Mukku.

A love ballad sung in both male and female versions by Arijit Singh and Asees Kaur respectively, written by Amitabh Bhattacharya and composed by Amit Trivedi, the song depicts the caste-based conflict and heartbreak the couple eventually go through in their relationship. Yet she praised the visual effects of the natural disaster, saying that they "rattle you" and "makes you believe that a natural disaster is the biggest leveller in life. The film grossed ₹85.28 crore in domestic market and ₹11.36 crore in overseas market, taking worldwide gross to ₹96.64 crore.

[22] Speaking at the trailer launch of the film, producer Ronnie Screwvala addressed concerns by stating that he believed there was "nothing offensive in the film," and that he would be "happy to talk" about objections once the Censor Board themselves have seen the film. Yet she ultimately called it a worthy watch for Sara Ali Khan. ", Kedarnath earned ₹6.85 crore on first day of opening from its India shows. ", "Sushant Singh Rajput wraps up 'Kedarnath', celebrates with Sara Ali Khan and team", "Kedarnath: KriArj Entertainment executive alleges Abhishek Kapoor made unreasonable demands during shoot", "Kedarnath makers KriArj Entertainment take their tussle with director Abhishek Kapoor to court", "Kedarnath: Co-producer Arjun N Kapoor confirms Sara Ali Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput's film not stalled", "Kedarnath dialogue promo: Unabashed Sara Ali Khan asks for Sushant Singh Rajput's attention | Bollywood News", "Kedarnath: Priests in the shrine town threaten to hold protests if Sushant Singh Rajput starrer is not banned", "Nothing Offensive in Film Kedarnath, Say Makers Amid BJP's Demand For Ban", "Lawyers approach police against release of Kedarnath", "Sara Ali Khan on allegations of love jihad in debut film: Kedarnath is as much Mansoor's world as it is Mukku's- Entertainment News, Firstpost", "Gujarat High Court dismisses PIL seeking ban on 'Kedarnath' – Times of India", "Sushant Singh Rajput trashes rumours of fight with Kedarnath director Abhishek Kapoor", "Kedarnath is not an everyday love story, says producer Pragya Kapoor", "Kedarnath poster: Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan rework Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol's DDLJ pose", "Kedarnath Teaser: Sara Ali Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput's Pilgrimage Love Story Looks Promising – Watch Video", "Kedarnath – Official Trailer – Sushant Singh Rajput – Sara Ali Khan – Abhishek Kapoor", "Kedarnath song Namo Namo: Sushant Singh Rajput wins hearts as a jolly hardworking guy. View cookie policy.

[33] On 15 November 2018, the film's second song was released on Youtube: "Sweetheart." But it's also a case of missed chances. More than anyone or anything else, it is Sushant who brings out Abhishek Kapoor’s vision in Kedarnath as a lower-middle class Muslim boy in love with a Hindu priest’s daughter in one of the most revered pilgrimage points. [18] An ensuing court case led KriArj to drop out of the film's production entirely when Ronnie Screwvala's RSVP Movies opted to take over. Accept.

Mukku is taken home by her family who move up her wedding. Their common love for cricket leads to a chance meeting and a smitten Mukku later hires him for the whole month. The film's natural ending, that of the rescue helicopter flying away, is changed into an artificial feel-good scene which does away with the impact of the powerful climax. Rachit Gupta, December 6, 2018, 9:17 PM IST, Bollywood celebs floods Twitter with praises for Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan starrer 'Kedarnath', Sushant Singh Rajput, Sara Ali Khan, Nitish Bharadwaj. Overall, she called it a respectable debut film for Sara Ali Khan.

[20] 5 December, several days before the film's release, the producers held a special screening for Bollywood industry personalities.[40].

Mansoor runs to Mukku and promises he will come back for her that night when she is recovered, so they can leave the valley together. Kedarnath Review: Kedarnath features an all-too-familiar love story, that gets a boost thanks to the climactic floods that devastated civilization in the mountain town of Uttarakhand, in 2013.

Kedarnath movie review: A love story set at the altar of Hinduism

Kedarnath a love story featuring sushant singh \u0026 sara ali khan has released today.

[35], On 24 November, a short dialogue promo of the film was released, titled "Panditji Senti Hogaye." She admired Kapoor's direction and the film's songs as well, yet was critical of certain tonal inconsistencies in scenes where Rajput's character is attacked, and when Khan's family finds out about the romance.

He grabs her hand in the flood, and her father holds on to her and all three are saved. Film: Kedarnath Starring: Sushant Singh Rajput, Sara Ali Khan Director: Abhishek Kapoor Rating: 4.5/5 It's a pity that revealing the end of a film in a review is considered a spoiler.

I never thought that I will write a review for Kedarnath because after seeing its trailer I was not very keen to see it in theatres. In the valley around the Kedarnath temple, Mansoor Khan is a local Muslim porter. All Rights Reserved.