Tandin Sonam, Tandin Bidha, Phurba Thinley
Say You Love Me is a romantic drama with multiple themes conveying varied messages. The story revolves around the life of a young man and his love for a beautiful lady.
Yet another commercially successful movie by award winning director Tshering Wangyel, ‘Say You Love Me’ has been screening for more than a month in theaters and is still running – creating a record of sorts in the Bhutanese movie industry.
The plot of the movie fluctuates from the modern era to olden times and then back again. The movie is just right for the Bhutanese audience, in that it contains all the right ingredients a moviegoer here would want in a feature film – romance, suspense, humor, action, and some good dance numbers mingled with peppy songs.
The later half of the movie transports the viewer to the period of the civil war. In all, even if the actions scenes have been inspired by various Hollywood blockbusters, they have been executed well, and the costumes are well designed.
Actor Tandin Sonam also explores his singing talents in the movie apart from producing it. Both Tandin Sonam and Tandin Bidha have delivered excellent performances. But, what keeps the audience laughing is the usual dose of comedy from veteran comedians Phurba Thinley and Gem Tshering.
Mostly shot in Paro, the movie features many faces common across most of Tshering Wangyel’s movies but the characters in this particular one are well thought out and better developed. As the audience anticipates one thing, the suspense draws out but to a different end.