Directed by The Dirty Fame director Milan Luthria, Tadap is a remake of 2018 telugu film RX 100, which is the dream project of Sunil Shetty’s son Ahan Shetty through which he makes his debut in the industry. Opposite him is the very beautiful Tara Sutaria, the lead actress of the film.

The movie opens with giving us a glimpse of Ahan Shetty’s character: an angry aggressive young man obsessed with his lady love. Set in Mussoorie, the story mainly revolves around a local boy Ishana (Ahan Shetty), an orphan raised by movie hall owner ‘Daddy’ (Saurabh Shukla) – he’s Ishana’s father but is called Daddy by the whole town. Ishana meets MLA Damodar Nautiyal’s (Kumud Mishra) daughter Ramisa (Tara Sutaria) who has returned from London to meet his father and granny and they both madly fall in love with each other.

All seems to be going well until they get caught by Ramisa’s father while having a moment. Due to circumstances the two couldn’t get married and Ramisa is forcibly married to a London based businessman by his father and goes back to London whereas Ishana back here can’t forget her and grows to be an alcoholic who lashes out and beats up anyone and everyone who comes his way.

How love becomes an obsession and turns into madness follows up with the climax of the movie. There’s a very thin line between love and toxic love. The difference between fighting for and fighting with your love is shown through Ishana’s character where his love for Ramisa turns into madness in which he becomes selfish and forgets everything else. 

Ahan Shetty’s Ishana has all shades to offer – action, romance, drama and he looks promising. Indeed, a dream debut for him. Tara Sutaria, the film’s leading lady, definitely impresses in the role of the London return girl Ramisa. Their sparkling chemistry together sets the screen on fire . In the supporting roles, Saurabh Shukla as ‘Daddy’ has done a brilliant job. Kumud Mishra who plays Ramisa’s father is very good, as always. The two daddies definitely make their presence felt on screen. Sumit Gulati as Ishana’s friend is convincing in the brief role.

The music is one of Tadap’s many pluses, it compliments the story very well in the background. Songs like ‘Tumse Bhi Zyada’ is not any seasonal melody but an anthem for lovers. ‘Tere Siva Jag Mein’, ‘Tu Mera Hogaya’ and ‘Hoye Ishq Na’ are no less and are bound to stay with you long after you leave the theatre.

Ragul Dharuman has left no stone unturned to show the beauty of Mussoorie through his cinematography, on the other hand Rajat Arora does an excellent job in dialogue writing which makes Ahan Shetty’s character much more powerful.

Dialogues like, “Raat gayi par yaad nahi jayegi”, “Beta kabu mein nahi kabil hona chahiye”, “Hamari kahani poori nahi toh kya mashoor bahut hogi, main nazar nahi aaunga tum chup nahi paogi” are examples of the same.

The first part of the movie takes its own time to build up whereas the second part seems a little too quick. All said and done, Tadap is a passionate love story with a lot of twists, turns, action, drama, music and romance which definitely deserves a watch!


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