Starring – Raj Tandon, Aditya Sidhu, Anya Anand, Raghuveer Yadav, Yashpal Sharma, Manjusha Godse
Director – Gitanjali Sinha
Producer – Hemendra Aman
Banner – Gitanjali Creations
Music – Anand-Milind
Genre – family drama
Rating – **
By Prerrna Seth / Kreative Access Media
A simple tale of loving your grandparents clubbed with a youngster’s struggle to get into the outer world is how Gitanjali Sinha’s ‘Yeh Khula Aasmaan’ can be summed up. Avinash (Raj Tandon) has just flunked his IIT JEE entrance. His parents who stay in London have no time for him. Dad Kailash (Yashpal Sharma) is nagging about how useless his son is that he could not get into IIT JEE, like most present day dads who only see competition in life for himself and his son. Avinash is going through a tough phase in life and decides to travel to Bhagalpur, a remote village in Bihar where his grandfather Gulab Rai (Raghubeer Yadav) stays. The rest of the story is how Avinash tackles through his present situation with his grandpa’s help and learns about life.
What’s interesting about ‘Yeh Khula Aasmaan’ is the honesty with which the stars perform. Raj Tandon and Anya Anand who make their debut with the film do not give a chance to say that they are new comers. The duo show immense potential. Raghubeer Yadav, Yashpal Sharma and Manjusha Godse are natural stunners and give their best to the role. The surprise package was Avinash’s competitor Salim played by Aditya Siddhu.
Director Sinha tries to prove a point that life is like flying kite, to win you got a go out and be confident to fight. She does make a decent attempt but lacks a punch that could have taken this film notches higher from where it currently is. The film gets really slow and loses direction just before it is about to reach the climax. It does start well but later Sinha loses control on what is she trying to depict. But one does get the message finally. The romantic track added also does not make much sense and is added for cinematic appeal. It could have been shown in a subtler manner.
Though, for a debut attempt, the film is decent. The film is honest and clean and that’s the best part about it. People will finally connect to it. The cinematography and music was decent. My only gripe would be a missing punch.