Despite what Sanjay Leela Bhansali might have to say, Saawariya is little more than a faithful adaptation of the Tamil movie ‘Iyarkai’, which, in turn, is based on ‘White Nights’ – A short story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Now, Dostoyevski is one of the great philosophers of the 19th Century…. The founder of 20th Century existentialism… A writer regarded widely as one of the greatest and most influential the world has ever seen. So you might be forgiven for thinking that a movie based on a movie based on an adaptation of one of his works might not be half bad. Well, start seeking forgiveness right now, because this movie is such a diluted piece of storytelling shit, I can actually narrate it in 7 panels.
The Movie Saawariya in 7 Easy Steps
You probably don’t know it yet, but if you haven’t seen the movie, that’s 2 hours of your life I just saved you there.