wogma rating: Switch channels if it's on cable (?)
Boy-next-door meets girl-next-door and their story translates to screen as a love-movie-next-door. This love story makes an arranged marriage look interesting. The movie lover that I am, I have still tried to give it a positive spin.Read more
Scene 1 was so bad (read more in my notepad), that I thought, "Oh cool, things can only get better!". But, the makers took up the challenge and went from worse to worst in no time. So much so, that I am inspired. I have taken up the challenge of being good to the movie. Therefore, I will try my best to refrain from words like - clichés, cinematic liberties, inanities, contrived, predictable, unoriginal and the like. Not a good start now, is that?
So, this morning, I visited beautiful South Africa and was taken on a walking tour of the dazzling Cape Town without ever being there. Thanks to Kajal (Ayesha Takia) who prefers walking even though she owns a car. Kudos to Ayesha for taking up this job. Having her around brought back fond memories of Dor and what she is really capable of. The other actors meet expectations. The phrase "the less said the better" comes to mind. Since I am trying to focus hard on the "better", I choose to say "less".
One thing is for sure, there is surely no room for getting bored with monotony. The characters have a lot to say by way of profound dialogues on love and life. Yes, they are clueless about what they want from life. But so are many of us in real life, right? And every time the dialogues start getting heavy on you Arjun's (Tusshar Kapoor) friends show up as comic relief and crack "the" joke. Dutifully, the main characters creep in reminding you that it is a love story and not slapstick.
The lack of monotony can also be credited to the decent sounding songs. Copied, I hear you say? The originality, dear friends, has been saved for the lyricist. Honestly (not that I have been dishonest so far), it is the best attempt at poetry in recent times. The choreography, gives me the confidence to make another attempt at dancing. It's all pretty mechanical, after all.
Have not been very successful at keeping to my challenge, have I? Hey, cut me some slack. This was my first attempt at being positive about a positively bad movie. Worry not. Such attempts will be few and far between. I am not very good at being nice for too long. The nastiness will be back for the next bad movie generated.
- meeta, a part of the audience
So-So, by Prachi Singh, MovieWalah : ...Tusshar Kapoor has still a long road to travel where acting is concerned, though the script of the movie manages to cover up for his shortcomings... full review
Thumbs down, by Satyajit, SmasHits.com : ...First and foremost aspect that worked against the script is its chosen locations of South Africa when the story could have easily worked out on Indian locations... full review
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This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.
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.
Arjun (Tusshar Kapoor) falls in love with Kajal. But, never tells her. How she finds out and what happens till then is what this love story is all about.
All my energies have been soaked up while talking about the "goods" of this movie in the main review. You got to be kidding if you want more!
Sapna, a reader, has this additional observation -
Another hilarious incident in the movie is Kajal's friend engagement. Immediately after the engagement is another shot of her and Kajal in which she does not even have a ring in her finger.