Teraa Surroor - A Lethal Love Story Movie Review

Teraa Surroor - A Lethal Love Story Movie Poster
Teraa Surroor - A Lethal Love Story Movie Poster
Martin D'Souza By Martin D'Souza | 18 Mar 2017 15:43:12.8430000 IST


A joint production of T-Series and Himesh Reshammiya's HR Musik Limited, TERAA SURROOR garners huge expectations from its audio, and we need not spell the reasons. Moreover it's a franchise of Himesh's hugely popular (musically) and runaway hit AAP KA SURROOR.

TERAA SURROOR - A LETHAL LOVE STORY WALLPAPERS
TERAA SURROOR - A LETHAL LOVE STORY WALLPAPERS

Soft piano notes commence a vintage Himesh Reshammiya lovelorn sad number, 'Main Woh Chaand', opening notes similar to Himesh very own chartbuster 'Teri Meri Prem Kahani' (BODYGUARD). It has some uncanny similarity to 'Tum Hi Ho' (AASHIQUI 2) as well but it's been beautifully orchestrated (piano and keyboards are outstanding) and sung emotively by Darshan Raval and is a chartbuster all the way.

A soft, love song 'Bekhudi' has a nice fresh tune and lovely arrangements (the start reminds of 'Ek Pyaar Ka Nagma Hai), easy Urdu lyrics and is pleasing to the ears. Darshan Raval's pathetic diction is jarring ( Bekhudi and Khudai), at places but is compensated for by Aditi Singh Sharma who excels, and in fact her diction too is flawless.

Arjit Singh adds another chartbuster to his list with the sombre, sad separation 'Wafa Ne Bewafai' and is well supported by Neeti Mohan and Suzanne D'mello (who chips in with the English parts). Himesh deserves kudos for an excellently arranged number which has several layers and different shades of melody and moods. Sameer's lyrics too are superb.

Himesh Reshammiya and Badshah rock with  'Teri Yaad' and its once again vintage Himesh (of ' Aashiq Banaya' days ). Badshah's rap is the highlight of the song and it gels well with the lethal love story tag of the film.

Himesh reprises 'Teri Yaad' and this time it's sans Badshah's rap and it is a slower and softer version and makes for a good repeat hear, his nasal twang et al!

'Adhuri Zindagi' is a soft rock based love song sung well by Rituraj Mohanty but the chosen tune is very heard before and neither are the arrangements top class; the first average song of the album.

Sanjay Gupta's chart topper from KAANTE, dance number, 'Ishq Samundar' is well refurbished and rearranged and rendered with zest by Himesh himself and Kanika Kapoor.

In a nutshell, the huge expectations from the audio of TERAA SURROOR are surely met with and most of the songs have chartbuster written all over it. 'Main Woh Chaand', 'Wafa Ne Bewafai' and  'Teri Yaad' are our chosen ones. The popular audio will surely help the cause of the film when TERAA SURROOR releases all over mid-March.

Music Review Rating Chart :-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below


You've got to hand it to Himesh Reshammiya: he is a tough nut to convince to not try his hand at acting. His self-belief is at an all-time high and whatever the naysayers might have to say, he goes about doing what he wants to do.

TERAA SURROOR - A LETHAL LOVE STORY WALLPAPERS
TERAA SURROOR - A LETHAL LOVE STORY WALLPAPERS

TERAA SUROOR is his fourth attempt to entertain the masses after AAP KAA SUROOR, KARZZ and The XPOSE. Although he had worked on a few emotions in his second film, he goes back to his 'deadpan look', sideways glance and stiff eyes with no show of emotions, as he did in his first film.

But you have to hand it to the singer/songwriter/music director/actor--He goes about his business with full belief in himself. And it is this belief that sees him carry the film through. Just his sheer chutzpah (with no emotions) sees him crack the case when his girlfriend gets framed for drug-trafficking in Dublin.

Himesh is Raghu, an assassin in India, who is in love with Tara (Farah Karimaee). Tara does not know the dark side of her fianc? and a week before they are to tie the knot, Raghu reveals to her something that happened in a pub with another girl the previous night. She is upset, and decides to go to Dublin for an 'India Day' show. But as soon as she hits the street, her car is cornered and drugs recovered from her bag. She is sentenced to seven years Rigorous Imprisonment.

The man who took her to Dublin is a mysterious Anirudh Brahmin. That's the mystery that keeps the film ticking, along with the slick action sequences with Himesh sending goons flying to all parts of the screen.

Bringing in some bright moments into the script are veterans Kabir Bedi as Police Commissioner of Mumbai, Naseeruddin Shah as Santino the jail-break expert and Shekhar Kapoor as Rajveer who is India's diplomatic ambassador in Dublin. All of them, come together to help Raghu escape to India with Tara.

The action is impressive; the background score by Himesh too is designed to a nicety. The songs, and the sound are familiar, yet have that 'distinct something' that make it soothing to the ears. The signature tune by Himesh is something that will stay forever.

The film belongs to Himesh until Anirudh is revealed at the climax. For a full five minutes thereafter, though the scene looks ridiculous, the guy who plays Anirudh injects a much-needed sense of maniacal energy.

If you love the Himesh brand of music, good action with a decent plot that engages you till the end, TERAA SUROOR is not a bad option this week.

Rating 2.5/5

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Movie Cast & Crew
  • Actor: Himesh Reshammiya, Naseeruddin Shah, Shekhar Kapur, Kabir Bedi, Shenaaz Patel and Monica Dogra
  • Lyrics: Sameer Anjaan
  • Director: Shawan Arrahna
  • Music Director: Himesh Reshammiya
  • Release Date : 11 Mar 2016