Shakun Batra’s directional Gehraiyaan is a story dealing with the complexities of relationships, infidelity, anxiety, and much more. The story predominantly revolves around two couples, the hurdles in their relationships, and the realignments it followed. The intimate scenes and the mystery are the driving forces of Gehraiyaan
Gehraiyaan: An intriguing intro
Alisha, a yoga instructor is a struggling and aspiring girl who is stuck in an unhappy relationship with Karan Arora. Zain, a real estate hotshot starts flirting with her. Now the love triangle comes as Zain is already engaged to Alisha’s cousin Tia. Tia is obsessed with him and wants to marry him. On the other side, Zain has no real feelings for her and is marrying her for his own professional benefits. Depressed by her hurtful relationship and past trauma, Alisha finds peace in Zain.
The start of ‘Love Triangle’: Gehraiyaan
Zain and Alisha start having a secret affair. Full of romance and intimacy, their relationship started going to the next level. This is when the problem started kicking in. Alisha gets pregnant and asks Zain for a future. Though promised, Zain asks her for 6 months to do break up with her cousin Tia. Driven by debt and losses, Zain fails to return Tia’s investment and finds himself in a more vulnerable situation. Now, he became more dependent on Tia for the money needed to survive his business. Though Tia gets suspicious about Zain having an affair, he convinces her easily.
Life takes a U-turn
The movie takes a U-turn when Zain starts playing his malicious intentions out. Troubled with the loss in his business, he decides to use Tia for his professional requirements, slowly sidelining Alisha. There are no two opinions about the fact that he didn’t love anyone. He used Tia for his professional life and betrayed her for his personal needs. A distraught man tries to kill Alisha as she threatens him to disclose their relationship to Tia. This is what made him kill her as it would have destroyed his business which was surviving on Tia’s favors.
Everything falls apart
Ultimately, Alisha gets to know the intentions of Zain which leads to a fight between them but at the very wrong place. During the physical fight, Zain gets pushed out of the ship. Alisha ran off the place, Zain gets died and Alisha gets to know a whole different thing.
Tia tells her that the property she acquires was Alisha’s since Alisha was her real sister. Depressed and anxious stricken Alisha then gets to know that her mother was having an extramarital affair with Tia’s father. She always blamed her father for the suicide of her mother but actually, it was he who was suffering but never told.
Alisha found herself in the same mess she was trying to get herself out of. The realignments poisoned everything. Though Alisha got to know everything, Tia had no idea about what Zain did to her.
A fresh start
Badly kicked by fate, suffering from depression, anxieties, lies, and infidelities, Alisha and Tia aspire to start afresh. Alisha tries to move on from what happened and takes a lesson on why it shouldn’t have!
Plot review: Gehraiyaan
The plot of Gehraiyaan is somewhat average, the film is getting mixed reviews from fans and critics. Some found the story unique and relatable, while others labeled it as a ‘waste of time and a bad plot’. Though the ‘intimacy and romance are drivers of the film, the story still lacks clarity and a satisfying ending’.
Who played what?
Alisha Khanna- Deepika Padukone
Tia Khanna-Ananya Panday
Zain Siddiqui-Siddhant Chaturvedi
Dhairya Karwa-Karan Arora