Ek Main Aur Ek Tu - Preview

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu is a mildly likeable, sweet valentine gift in an "it’s the thought that counts" way.

There's a chance you'll like it better if you haven't seen the trailers, because the best gags are covered by them and thus take away from the movie-watching experience.



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Boy meets girl and turns out they are married. And they start working backwards. The basic problem with such a premise is we know how the film is going to end. The synopsis of the film, tries to build suspense with questions like -

Will this friendship turn to love?
Will her warmth and fearlessness give Rahul the courage to face a long-simmering confrontation with his parents?
Will a marriage that started as a drunken mistake help two people find themselves?
Unfortunately, these questions are at best, rhetoric. Anyone who knows anything about Hindi films or Dharma Productions, will answer these questions with a yes, yes and a yes. So much so that, I'm willing to promise a rating higher by a couple of notches if the answer to any of these questions is "No." Come on, surprise me.

Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu takes off on a very American sitcom-ish theme of people getting inadvertently married when drunk. While at it, it also seems to further its basic plot using the regular stereotypical opposites - bold woman - shy man.

Oh well. Meanwhile though, if these trailers are anything to go by Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu guarantees a few laughters and I'm pretty sure will keep me smiling through. The modern, hip, unabashed lead female character played by Kareena Kapoor also makes a self-referencing joke that's actually funny. It might even make a social remark with the woman being slightly older than the man of the film. The young director, Shakun Batra, promises fresh, everyday language of the young.

What's more, it has a song with some lively music and lovely lyrics dedicated to women of my generation - auntyji! Especially auntyjis who are reluctant to dance.

I'm all set to tap my feet with a smile on my face, even though I'd be more shocked than surprised and will definitely be pleased if the Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu gives me a climax different from what we all think it's going to be! Especially given that it's a Valentine's Day special.

Music Reviews:
Milliblog - "A soundtrack that is lot more Dharma Productions than Amit Trivedi."
Music Aloud - "7/10"
dunkdaft - "not great, not bad at all"
Bollyspice - "2.5/5"
Glamsham - "3/5"
Apun Ka Choice - "3.5/5"
Bollywood Hungama - "2.5/5"
Happy Sing - "a good album, with some variety thrown in by Amit Trivedi. It's not his type 1, with Anurag Kashyap connection and lots of rock, but type 2, something like Aisha, where there is variety, and freshness "