Kismat Konnection - Notepad

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

Lage Raho Munnabhai (LRM) meets Jab We Met but without the charm or humor of either. Vidya Balan blends Janvi of LRM with Suman of Munnabhai MBBS. Shahid Kapoor plays chocolate hero, again! Aziz Mirza is still in I'm directing Shah Rukh Khan mode.

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Plot Summary

Boy (Shahid Kapoor) meets Girl (Vidya Balan). Girl is lucky for boy's career. Boy wants to keep girl. So he lies. Girl finds out...yada, yada, yada.

What Worked

Nothing really, other than the few things pointed out in the main review

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • Okay, I'm convinced, more than half of Canada is inhabited by Indians.
  • Where on earth do these people find such terrible looking office secretaries for the characters who have even worse dialogue delivery?
  • The architects are so broke that they do the carpentry themselves!
  • The recording quality or voice used for Vidya Balan in songs.
  • Hiten Patel, he really got irritating when all he had to yell was, "we're getting late for the meeting, and this is such an important meeting" every 20 minutes or so.
  • I register my protest against women putting on full make-up before they leave for mourning their lost love.
  • The unwieldy lecture on corporate responsibility!!
  • Over the shoulder shots between Hiten Patel and Vidya Balan. Looked way too amateurish.
  • Are Indians living in Canada really concerned with the ups and downs of the SENSEX?
  • Why is a corporate meeting happening in the city council hall?

Nitty-Gritty

This section lists things that I think are not important to the overall impact of the movie. In most cases, it could be explained away by something like, "we noticed the glitch after the scene was shot and there were schedule/budget issues and thus we could not re-shoot it". I like giving the makers the benefit of doubt, but I am amused nevertheless. Hopefully, they will tickle you too.

  • Who's this about 25 year old Mr. Sharma who's head of IBM?
  • Vidya Balan in the red dress being shot with a bottom-up angle in the title song and her side profile shots exposed her i-need-work triceps.