Since when did young kids begin talking like the wise old grandpas? Well, the child in Vaada Raha... I Promise wisecracks with such insight that might leave the lungi-clad pseudo gurus on bhakti channels scampering for cover.
Jokes apart, ‘Vaada Raha’ is about hope, hope that a young kid gives to a man who’s lost the will to live. Dr. Duke Chawla (Bobby Deol) lives an ideal life. He’s got a beautiful girlfriend (Kangana Ranaut); he’s been honoured for his unique research on cancer; he’s got a loyal set of friends and other things (including a dog) that make his life perfect. But one accident turns his life topsy-turvy.
Duke is paralyzed and his girlfriend dumps him the first thing. Devastated and having lost the desire to live, the hospitalized Duke refuses to eat or take his medicines. And then, a kid (Dwij Yadav) enters his life like a little angel. At first the sulky and brooding Duke spurns the kid’s advances. Slowly as the paralyzed doc and the kid become friends, a miracle begins to happen.
The said ‘miracle’ that follows is not hard to guess. We have seen similar stuff in dozens of Bollywood films where an invalid, tapping on the inner strength, overcomes his or her deformity.