Sanam Re (lit. ‘Oh my beloved’) is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film directed by Divya Khosla Kumar and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar and co-produced by Ajay Kapoor.The film features Pulkit Samrat and Yami Gautam as the lead roles while Urvashi Rautela and Rishi Kapoor appears in a crucial supporting role.
The film released worldwide on 12 February 2016 on Valentine’s Day weekend. Upon release, the film received mixed to negative reviews.
The story begins just before New Year is about to set in. Akash works for a private firm in Mumbai and leads a monotonous life. When he learns that his grandfather’s health has worsened, he leaves the city to visit his native town, Tanakpur. There, he negotiates a deal to sell his grandfather’s studio. While visiting the studio for one last time, he is driven into nostalgia, and the story is sent in a flashback. Six-year-old Akash lives with his parents and grandfather (Rishi Kapoor), who is a photographer. Akash’s grandfather predicts that Akash (Pulkit Samrat) will fall in love with a girl who lives 500 steps away from their studio and that they will be in love forever but won’t be able to live together. Akash takes 500 steps and finds a girl older than him, disappointing him. Meanwhile, when he gets to high-school, he falls for Shruti (Yami Gautam). But he left her without informing just because he had to continue his higher studies in Mumbai. When Shruti learns this, she is shattered. She couldn’t accept his selfishness after a long-term, affectionate relationship. Back in the present, He tries to find Shruti but fails. When he learns that his boss (Manoj Joshi) has fired him, he rushes back and is asked to secure a big contract for his company if he wants to save his job. He travels to Canada to meet Mrs. Pablo, their company investor’s wife who is now broken-up with her husband. He attends a yoga camp, where he becomes friends with Mrs. Pablo and learns that her real name is Akansha (Urvashi Rautela). Akash also meets Shruti there, who behaves like a happy-go-lucky and doesn’t recognize Akash. Akash pretends to be in love with Akansha to secure the contract, but he and Shruti fall in love with each other again during completing a task in the camp. They sleep together and revive their lost love. It is also revealed that Akansha is none other than the tall girl that Akash met in his childhood. Akash is again left heartbroken when Shruti leaves at the end of the camp, saying that they can’t be together.
Akash realizes Shruti still loves him and embarks on a journey to find the truth behind her rejection with the help of Akansha. He learns that she left him because she is suffering from a rare heart disease; she will die if her heart isn’t transplanted soon. She requests him to live with her, all the life they would have if they were given a chance. In just a few days, they experience the life of being newly married, being a wedded couples and growing old. By the time they finish experiencing those days, they have a sweet and emotional conversation, and now Akash has to leave for his job purpose.
A few months later, Shruti moves out of the hospital, healthy and cured-they found a donor and the transplant was done. In order to be with Akash, she moves to the city to find him and is left shocked when his phone is switched off and she can’t contact him. Hopelessly, she wanders around until she finds a voice note left by Akash, then further goes in search for him. In the end, when she passes nearby her own house, her heart begins to beat faster. That’s when she realizes that Akash was the one who gave his heart to her for the transplant, because Akash’s heart always beat faster when he passed through Shruti’s house as he loved her a lot. Thus, Shruti realizes that Akash is dead and cries a lot in the memory of Akash. Then she goes on to open the studio of Akash’s grandfather and hangs the wood where “Aakash loves Shruti” was written by both of them during their childhood. The film ends with a snap of Akash’s grandfather, taken by Shruti, in their studio.
Pulkit Samrat as Akash / Bill
Yami Gautam as Shruti / Anjali
Urvashi Rautela as Akansha
Rishi Kapoor as Akash’s Grandfather/Daddu
Aashish Kaul as Akash’s Father
Prachi Shah as Akash’s Mom
Bharti Singh as Babyji
Ketki Dave as Visitor’s Wife
Jiten Mukhi as Visitor
Manoj Joshi as Akash’s Boss
Ankit Arora as Doc
Muna Ali (cameo appearance)
Divya Khosla Kumar an item girl in songs “Humne Pee Rakhi Hai” and “Akkad Bakkad” (cameo appearance)
Jaz Dhami as Singer in the song “Humne Pee Rakhi Hai” (cameo appearance)