Ae Watan Mere Watan Movie Review: Sara appears as a banal blur



Ae Watan Mere Watan Movie Review: Sara appears as a banal blur

Ae Watan Mere Watan Movie Review: Sara Ali Khan appears as a banal blur in this movie by Directed by, Kannan Iyer.

Ae Watan Mere Watan Movie Review: Sara appears as a banal blur

Ae Watan Mere Watan Movie Review: The movie, starring Sara Ali Khan, is available on Amazon Prime Videos. Based on the life of Usha Mehta, a freedom fighter who participated actively in the Quit India Movement in 1942, the biographical drama is about her. In Kannan Iyer’s most recent film, Sara, who was most recently seen in a rather glitzy role in Murder Mubarakh, plays a sober Usha. She clings to the idea of ‘karo ya maro’ and dresses in khadi sarees, but her performance in Ae Watan Mere Watan, too, falls flat.   

Storyline of the movie: Ae Watan Mere Watan begins with Junior Usha telling her father she wants to fly. Usha’s father, portrayed by Sachin Khedekar, advises her to find wings so she can soar through the skies. The movie then teleports to the 1940s, when Sara Ali Khan and her father argue about Britain’s involvement in India. Usha soon learns, nevertheless, that her love for her country and her fighting spirit are her true strengths. Subsequently, Usha launches Congress Radio to unite people and spark the Quit India Movement. Two other patriotic citizens and college friends, Kaushik (played by Abhay Verma) and Fahad (played by Sparsh Srivastava), join her.  

With the aid of their radio, the three are figuring out how to bring people together when they meet Ram Manohar Lohia (played by Emraan Hashmi). The movie moves more quickly in the second half after John Lyre, the head of the Mumbai Crime Branch, turns off the radio and apprehends the offenders. The movie ends with some fighting, impossibly romantic moments, calls for friendship, and a struggle for independence. 


Ae Watan Mere Watan won’t bring Kannan Iyer the same kind of praise that Ek Thi Daayan did. The performances in this movie show how shallow the writing is. Ae Watan Mere Watan could have been much better, but Sparsh and Emraan do a great job covering up the shortcomings with their outstanding performances. Presenting real-life characters on screen is never easy, but films such as Sardar Udham and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag have raised the bar so high that Ae Watan Mere Watan’s writing and presentation feel inadequate. The second part of Kannan Iyer’s biographical drama attempts to create a suspenseful atmosphere, but it stays a drama nonetheless. 

Performances of the Stars 

Sara Ali Khan’s portrayal of Usha Mehta appears incomplete in every aspect. She doesn’t look good on screen when she moves her hands too much. In addition, her flawless performance is emphasised each time she appears in a picture with Emraan and Sparsh. Actor Sparsh Srivastava from Laapataa Ladies does a fantastic job as Fahad. His dialogue delivery is spot-on, making you root for the freedom struggle and winning your heart over it. 

Each frame of Hashmi’s portrayal of Ram Manohar Lohia flows naturally, and the actor performs well. Sachin Khedekar, Sara’s on-screen father, is a superb choice and makes you feel sorry for Kaushikk, played by Abhay Verma. His final scene reading the letter stood out.


The music of Ae Watan Mere Watan is another major attraction despite Sara’s lacklustre performance. Songs with goosebumps and poignant lyrics abound in any movie about nationalism or nationality. Regretfully, Utkarsh and Umesh Dhotekar, who are composers, did not seize the chance. Because no song or background score from Ae Watan Mere Watan will resonate with the audience, even the film fails to connect with them.