U Me Aur Hum - Notepad

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

U Me aur Hum: A sensitive, stimulating aur sappy theme with romantic, idealistic aur mushy characters who have thoughtful, filmy aur repetitive lines.

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Warning: this section has some details that could distort your experience while watching the movie. I strongly recommend reading this only after you have seen the movie or if you have decided not to see it.

Plot Summary

Ajay Mehra (Ajay Devgan) believes in love at first sight and he falls in love with Pia (Kajol). Pia is not sure, so Ajay woos her. Does it work? If it does, who's the villain in this love story?

What Worked

  • The titles that set the theme.
  • The way Kajol's backstory is picturised.
  • The things Ajay does because he is in love. Very adorable.
  • The way the anxiety of a lover's mind is expressed when he is not sure if his love has been accepted. The dreams and the nightmares.
  • Kanchanjanga Godbole! Couldn't stop laughing. Reminded me of Dhurinder Bhatavdekar
  • The use of voiceover to say the dialogues instead of the actors having to dub. It’s done earlier, sure, but liked the way it was used here.
  • The way the white lily being thrown up was captured.
  • The visuals of when Ajay is waiting to hear about the birth of his baby.
  • The way Pia's mental state is captured using sound.

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

  • It seems like Alzheimer's disease most likely results in loss of memory and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. In such a situation, can the patient really manipulate people around them to think that they have forgotten stuff, when they actually haven't. That after about at least 20 years of it being diagnosed first?
  • Alzheimer's disease is also known to be fatal. A person might live anywhere from 5 to 20 years. How come our protagonist shows no signs of deteriorations? Love is that strong, huh?
  • What about issues like alzheimers and weight loss, side effects of medication, etc. Can the patient really understand philosophies of life?
  • The third time Ajay Devgan goes "You know something" and then onwards.
  • The slapsticky elements of comedy in the beginning of the movie. Eg., when Ajay falls after getting drunk or when he sees Kajol at his door.
  • Kajol's eye make-up in the first half of the movie.
  • The split screen used for showing the boy and Ajay. What was that all about?
  • The scene in which close-ups of Ajay and Kajol are superimposed on the wake of the cruise ship
  • The use of rain throughout the second half. Isn't that old-fashioned already?
  • Why is Ajay shocked that Pia knows she is pregnant!!?
  • Didn't Pia mention that she was carrying twins? Whatever happened to the other baby?
  • Pia was back to normal weight within no time!
  • The last scene when everybody on the cruise appears out of nowhere!

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.

  • 24 drinks!? Yeah, right!
  • And how quickly we sober up from our hangover too?!
  • Loved the green and yellow cotton shirt Ajay is wearing during the first salsa class.
  • Kajol's white and silver shiny dress!
  • What is that guy with a handycam doing looking at the movie cameraman's camera! Didn't seem to be following his instructions!