Kedarnath is the story of Mandakini aka Mukku (Sara Ali Khan) a feisty, young girl who lives with her family. Her father is a local priest. The things were going well till Mukku falls in love with a Muslim boy and local pithoo (human porter) Mansoor (Sushant Singh Rajput). While the inter-faith romance between characters of different faith forms the core of the story, no one anticipates the other life-changing event, that is about to take this holy place by storm.
Kedarnath Movie Review:
While Sushant Singh Rajput does much of the heavy dealing with a great deal of flair in the film, the biggest asset of Kedarnath is Sara Ali Khan. She is confident and frequently steals Rajput’s grace, especially in the more intense sequences. Rain obviously plays an important part in the rain. The film is based in the valleys and mountain ranges of Kedarnath and the drone-assisted cinematography by Tushar Kanti Ray, which explores the picturesque settings, is impressive. The special effects aren’t up to scratch but do watch the film for Sara Ali Khan.
The writing by Abhishek Kapoor and Kanika Dhillon subtly reflects upon the secular dynamics of Kedarnath. The disaster that strikes the eponymous Himalayan town and an interfaith couple it does not spare the film either. Director Abhishek Kapoor’s attempt to make a film set against the backdrop of a natural calamity of this proportion is ambitious and sincere. Kedarnath is a two-hour film, with a brief comment on the commercialization with hotels, malls, and tourism. It is a forgettable film but people may remember Sara in it.