Duration: 45 minutes
Starring: Kartik Aaryan and Meher Mistry
Synopsis: Noor is a married Muslim woman whose husband is working in the Middle East. Anwar is a local tailor who takes a fancy to Noor.
Kartik Aaryan- the first thing that comes to your mind would be a myriad of movies. Whether it is Pyar ka Punchnama or Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, there is a boy-next-door image that follows him around. But all of that changed recently for me. Why? Just one word- SILVAT.
Silvat is the story of a woman, Noor, played by Meher Mistry whose husband moved to Riyadh 2 days after her wedding. Kartik portrays the role of Anwar, a tailor, who falls in love with her. The movie opens with Anwar taking measurements of Noor for an outfit. What follows next is a compelling screenplay that will take your breath away. These two characters take up all the screen time and all the place in your heart but it isn’t enough.
What made me watch this movie in the first place is its phenomenal 8.4 rating on IMDb. But what makes Silvat truly memorable is Kartik Aaryan. Sure, he seemed like a good actor who is here to rock in Bollywood. But he has truly outdone himself in this movie. He brings to life the angst and happiness of a man in love brilliantly.
I believe what really makes you love Silvat is the way with which Kartik acts as a subdued character in contrast to an over the top typical Bollywood hero. You know their love is doomed from the beginning but Kartik makes you want to root for them, nonetheless. It is the little moments in which Kartik really proves his mettle- the innocence with which Anwar gets Noor’s standard breakfast order at the dhaba below her house. All these are truly simple in theory but are really powerful on screen. Towards the end of the movie, there is one particular sequence where he depicts his anger, confesses his love all at the same time. But he does it without saying a single word. This is truly heartbreaking and shows his real acting prowess.
Bottom line? Silvat, which means crease, is a beautiful movie. It is raw and honest. It is made more compelling by the presence of Kartik Aaryan who is really refreshing to watch in a complex character. Never does the narrative or its portrayal seems too overbearing to watch or believe. There are moments when Mistry’s character falters, but Anwar (Kartik Aaryan) single-handedly carries the movie on his bare shoulders. I will surely recommend it for those who are looking to watch quality content. And most definitely, for all the die-hard fans of Kartik Aaryan because they will be pleasantly surprised by this role of his. Silvat is not a movie to be missed at any cost!
Rating: 4 out of 5
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