Kuchh Luv Jaisa

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

quick review:

When Kucch Luv Jaisaa started, I thought like Pyaar Ka Punchnaama was chicken soup for the frustrated young man's soul, this one would be just what the doctor ordered for the bored-with-Ekta-serials' souls. But, I doubt they'd see themselves run silly behind a stranger with a gun.

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Director: Barnali Ray Shukla
Running time: 105 minutes
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- meeta, a part of the audience

An educated, bored housewife homemaker is taken for granted. Not a very unfamiliar situation. You feel bad for her. You want her to reach out and do something exciting for herself. Can a day in her life actually make an interesting film, even if it is an unusual one? Not really. Especially when it's done in a mostly, disjointed way.

One way to enjoy most films, or at least give them a fair chance, is to give in to the writer's leap of logic. I mean there is no way you can even begin to understand the basic premise of Kucch Luv Jaisaa if you cannot accept that a middle-aged, supposedly-smart woman would strike a conversation with a stranger at a coffee shop and ask to spend a day with him. So, accept we shall.

But within the confines of those logical aberrations, there should be some rules, right? The weird just keeps getting weirder. And Kucch Luv Jaisaa is almost as boring as a woman-going-through-mid-life-crisis' life. Some endearing observations - minor and larger, societal, topical ones - and awesome performances by the lead pair that keep it from being a satisfying snooze experience.

I have loved Sheffali Chayya Shah, ever since her Banegi Apni Baat days. She has a screen presence that very few character actors can boast of. And she carries that off in Kucch Luv Jaisaa too. Rahul Bose is her glum, introvert and perceptive companion.

If only their characters had better motivations or even their motivations had better details, the film would have been enjoyable. Let us assume, the aim of the film is not to engage us in the aims and objectives of their lives. In that case, at least what they observed about each other needed something stronger, anything to involve us that one bit more.

And what was with getting issues like "how to talk to your teenage daughter" doing in the middle of all this? Or rather in the end of all this? To show the stuck-at-home woman is after all "cool"?

You pick a dull housewife, you pick a gangster. Chalk and cheese spend a day together, we get that. You try to tell us that it's not fun to be either. Maybe they need to find an in-between and that's where they'll find peace and happiness. Yeah, right? Sounds like a quotable quote - you read, you smirk and you move on.

- meeta, a part of the audience

30 reviewers(?) - 1 yays 8 so-so 21 nays

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Thumbs up, by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com : ...A good movie... full review

So-So, Apun Ka Choice : ...Strictly timepass!... full review

So-So, Bollywood Mantra : ...was worth watching to some level. Could have been much better.... full review

So-So, by Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham.com : ...Shefali Shah delivers a confident performance. You do feel for the predicament of her character. ... full review

So-So, by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in : ...Neetu Chandra was bad... full review

So-So, by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com : ...It is a good first attempt by debutant director Barnali Shukla but can't be termed as a must-watch movie. ... full review

So-So, by Preeti Arora, Rediff : ...entertaining but lacks the punch... full review

So-So, by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India : ...Also, the lady seems to be so gullible and so easy to fool, it does seem unreal.... full review

So-So, by Kunal Guha, yahoo! India : ...The music of the film won't get Pritam an invite to any of the award functions but Mohit Chauhan won't lose any of his fans either. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...after the few initial good scenes indicating towards the ‘Seven Year Itch’ in the family, the script looks like completely outdated and un-happening in the literal sense.... full review

Thumbs down, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...An exercise in boredom and monotony! ... full review

Thumbs down, by Gautam Chintamani, Buzz in Town : ...Pritam’s music is loud, the lyrics are overbearing and everything sounds so Life in a Metro reject. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Ankur Pathak, Desi Martini : ... STRONG PREMISE FALLEN FLAT... full review

Thumbs down, by Rony D'costa, Desi Martini : ...The film is so bad that I had to treat my wife to a cup of coffee at a 4 star hotel out of the guilt of dragging her to watch this.... full review

Thumbs down, by Mihir Fadnavis, DNA : ...a worthless trip to the land of idiocy... full review

Thumbs down, by Mansi, Everything Movies : ...The script is so loose you almost want to walk out.... full review

Thumbs down, by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions : ...Rahul Bose -- let me just say it out loud for once: he can't act and hence should stop trying... full review

Thumbs down, by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare : ...The best thing about the film is its lead actors, Shifaali and Rahul. Their glint of on screen chemistry leaves a little to be desired but individually they manage good performances.... full review

Thumbs down, by Nupur Barua, fullhyd.com : ...Sumit Raghavan as Madhu's husband hams his way through the plot... full review

Thumbs down, by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times : ...The relationship between the housewife and the wanted hoodlum offers neither dread nor drama. It remains flat throughout.... full review

Thumbs down, by Kaveree Bamzai, india today : ...Not Love, Actually... full review

Thumbs down, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...Shah is a good actor, and gets some nuances in, but that’s only in the beginning. The film lets her down pretty soon as it hurtles into non-credible territory... full review

Thumbs down, by Komal Nahta, koimoi : ...Watch it if you are fond of different cinema.... full review

Thumbs down, by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint : ...She is noticeably out of sorts and contrived in most scenes, often expressing and gesticulating too much. It’s a pity an actor of her calibre is not in the hands of a capable writer and director. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY : ...What could have been an interesting tale of twists and turns, ends up being a shallow (and largely dumbed down) woman's so called 'adventurous' journey with a criminal type... full review

Thumbs down, by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com : ...falters in execution... full review

Thumbs down, by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters : ...while you start off feeling bad for Shah’s character, she comes across as such an airhead halfway through the film, that you lose any sympathy you had for her.... full review

Thumbs down, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...Talented actors stuck in a sparse story!... full review

Thumbs down, by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice : ...Rahul gets into the skin of his character and his performance is remarkable. His language is distinctly different.... full review

Thumbs down, by K K Rai, STARDUST : ...A below average fare.... full review

31 tweeters(?) - 8 yays 1 so-so 22 nays

vickiverma: Watched 'kuch luv jaisa' nice piece of art....

tejas_tamhane: Watched 'Kuch Luv Jaisa', feel-good movie, @RahulBose1 is good not awesome and has a weird accent, Shefali is super cute.

TanPats: 'Kuch luv jaisa' amazing !! Fallin head over heels In ♥ with @RahulBose1 .. All over again !

rahulghadia: 'kuchh luv jaisa' is good

preetamd1: watched kuch luv jaisa....rahul and shefali pulled it off...

kalidasforever: Jus seen 'kuch LUV jaisa' sweet flick !! @RahulBose1 looked and sounded different, was expecting he'd look more stylish !! but liked it !!

CrajsFashion: Kuchh Luv Jaisa . . . A must watch for married couples !

80abhishek: Kuch Luv Jaisa.. Awesome movie.. :)

Ahmed_Mumbai: Watched "kuch Luv Jaisa".... Gud beginning...dragged in the 2nd hlf...Shifali lkd hot and Rahul coooool.

_pwn: Watched Kuch Luv Jaisa yesterday due to non-availability of tickets of other movies. Neend me banaa di lagtaa hai ye film !!

ziyasjadu007: What a shit movie!!kuch luv jaisa..... My 2hrs of life I'll never get back...total bakwas mve.

simopedia: Kuch Luv Jaisa absolutely patehtic

SiddharthKD: Kucch Luv Jaisaa: 2/5 This is not about extra-marital affairs. A slow paced movie showin the lover in different identities.

shawnarranha: Kucch Luv Jaisaa is not compelling enough

shachinb: Kuch Luv Jaisa 1 of d most boring & meaningless movies. Seriously disappointd w/ @RahulBose1. He better stay at d sports stands 4 sometime!

sajidasfi: Kuch luv jaisa is bilkul bakwaas jaisa @RahulBose1 http://myloc.me/mobile.php?id=koqAS

sabrangradio: 'Kucch Luv Jaisaa' falters in execution...http://www.sabrangradio.net/bollywoodspy/desc.php?id=312

RjDhvanit: Kuchh Luv Jaisa - 0.5 mirchi Hangover 2 - 3 mirchis Kung Fu Panda 2 - 4 mirchis

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paediatrix: Watched Kuch Luv Jaisa: Hardly anything that could be called kuch story jaisa! SLOOOOOOW!

Nandinised: U shud never try Kuch Luv Jaisa just because other stuff start a little late...#bad..#experience!!

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Missf7: Kuch luv jaisa....wish there was something movie jaisa...

iPandeyAbhishek: #Watched2day Kuch Luv Jaisa. Ok but kinda slow movie. Didn't worth 200 bucks. Poor me! It feels like putting my hard earned money on fire :)

hautesaiff: Kuch Luv jaisa #FLOPSHOW Left it in the interval!

gproactivek: KUCH LUV JAISA: Extremely boring. Hollow, ridiculous movie. Total waste of time and money. Avoid.

fundoofun: Kucch Luv Jaisaa does not live upto expectations | Film Reviews | Bollywood | Fundoofun.com http://www.fundoofun.com/bollywood/kucch-luv-jaisaa-does-not-live-upto-expectations-film-reviews/563

Dipilicious: kuch luv jaisa is such a Fuck all movie

DebraWiliams: 'Kucch Luv Jaisaa' falters in execution

CoolkarniVky: "Kucch Luv Jaisaa" : a good storyline wasted in the end.. only good part is knowing after-effects when you 4get wife's bday ! :D STAY AWAY

bhavneet_sodhi: Kuch luv jaisa... Faltu muvee.

2 readers - 0 yays 2 so-so 0 nays

So-So, by Michelin : 23

So-So, by wedeSkymmew

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Plot Summary

A housewife's day out. She finds herself a gangster for company. Only that she doesn't know that he is one.

What Worked

      Rahul Bose's "you are hot" expression.

    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.

    There were too many continuity issues. The one's that glared in the eyes were -

    • the icecream in the cafe was melted and full-scoop in alternating shots.
    • The red car seemed to be parked in different spots where as nothing in the story indicated that it was driven

Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: A couple of chase scenes and scenes of police torturing criminals
  • Language: clean
  • Nudity & Sexual content: None
  • Concept: Strangers spending a day together and seeing the other side of life.
  • General Look and Feel: Light and bright

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