Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi

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quick review:

Skip it. Random, haphazard, rather pointless.

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Director: Rakesh Mehta
Running time: 110 minutes
Genres: Comedy
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Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi - Preview

Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi has only one trailer out there. Which basically means small budget, smaller marketing budget. So all it can bank on is some good, quality content in terms of writing.

It pretty much spells multiple threads, as many themes, some slapstick, some quirkiness and there you go! What it has though is a cast to look forward to. The problem with that though is that the onus on the writing increases by that much. Having a good cast act in badly written scenes with awful lines is worse than having to face either of these issues individually.

The trailer just about outlines the various sub-plots and doesn't give an inkling to how good or bad we can expect the writing to be. So there is so much we can tell about how the film will hold up. The only thing to go by then is the trust the said cast has placed on the script and its makers. Meanwhile, there's only one music review I could find online by glamsham which gives the album a 3.5/5.

Let's hope for at least an average entertainer.

- meeta, a part of the audience

No doubt there is something very charming about a story line that starts with different threads and merges into one coherent story by the end. Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi kills that romanticized idea. It is indeed painful to write a review when you have only bad things to say about it. Except for the one quirky character Ajay Ghosh, Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi has nothing going for it. And this is despite having a cast that consists Kay Kay Menon and Ranvir Shorey!

They do try their best, but what can they do with the little their individual threads do to contribute to the film. Individually a couple of their scenes work really well, but that's about it. But even that much cannot be said about Manu Rishi and Neha Bhasin's thread unless you call a hearty laugh at the writers, for calling Shakti Kapoor 'innocent looking', entertainment.

Yes, it gets that crass at times. At others it alternates between plain silly and boring. It's difficult for me to get angry or hate something that a small budget film with a new director has tried to do. Life ki toh lag gayi only made me indifferent towards, which as is said, is worse than evoking hatred.

- meeta, a part of the audience

19 reviewers(?) - 0 yays 1 so-so 18 nays

Warning: clicking on "full review" will take you to an external website that could contain spoilers.

So-So, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...I went in expecting nothing, and I was rewarded by a film that surprised me despite some predictable patches, and kept me engaged. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks : ...Though the intentions seem to be honest behind its realistic writing but the execution is not able to make any kind of desirable impact on the viewers.... full review

Thumbs down, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...Rakesh Mehta has filmed a number of sequences with expertise. Sadly, it's the writing that lets him down.... full review

Thumbs down, Daily Bhaskar : ...Barring few performances and dialogues, nothing in the film manages to strike the chord. Poor script, boring screenplay and music leaves 'Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi' in a very risky situation.... full review

Thumbs down, by Blessy Chettiar, DNA : ...Individually, these stories work fairly well, but when seen as a film, they fall flat. None appear to move one enough to feel for the characters. ... full review

Thumbs down, Free Press Journal : ...There is nothing ingenious or exciting about the plotting. In fact the entire proceedings appear poorly orchestrated and entirely clueless.... full review

Thumbs down, by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham Editorial, : ...Casting has let the film down big time and that is very disappointing because this film had the potential to make an impact.... full review

Thumbs down, by Rohit Vats, IBN Live : ...Good actors are wasted due to unimaginative writing. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Fatema H. Kagalwala, India Entertainment : ...Not really a comedy, it is a slice-of-life film intending to be feel-good. Unfortunately, nothing in the film comes together to make us feel really good about it.... full review

Thumbs down, by Shaheen Parkar, MiD DAY : ...The story meanders around their trials and tribulations with Manu Rishi providing the light moments with the rest doing their bits in a script that has nothing much to offer.... full review

Thumbs down, Movie Talkies : ...Overall, though the film has a fair premise and a couple of good performances, director Rakesh Mehta muddles up the affair with his rough execution.... full review

Thumbs down, by Mansha Rastogi , Now : ...When you donât have a plot that holds your attention you look for the actors but sadly even that doesnât work in the case of this film for even the likes of Kay Kay Menon seems to have slept through their parts.... full review

Thumbs down, by Shaikh Ayaz, Rediff : ...this is a film that will be remembered for two things: casting Razak Khan against type as a suave prince, and more shockingly, the heroine uttering the unutterable, vis-à-vis screen baddie Shakti Kapoor... full review

Thumbs down, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...The film had potential, sure, and Mehta got it right with some casting gems like Kay Kay Menon and Manu Rishi. But other than that, there’s nothing in the film to keep you hooked. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST : ...Filmmaker Rakesh Mehta brings a clout of actors, some good some bad, and presents a mumble jumble or sorts that defeats your logistics completely.... full review

Thumbs down, by Anuj Kumar, The Hindu : ...It is the kind of film where the director feels that offbeat treatment will hide the inadequacies and lack of imagination in writing.... full review

Thumbs down, by Gaurav Malani, Times of India : ...Debutant Rakesh Mehta's writing is patchy and uninspiring and direction lacks the impact. The film tries too hard to be funny but falls flat at most instances.... full review

Thumbs down, by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India : ...Director Rakesh Mehta tells a story which is more cramped with characters than Mumbai's local trains. The dialogues are unmoving and script more disoriented than the city's unbearable traffic.... full review

13 tweeters(?) - 2 yays 2 so-so 9 nays

KannhaSalooja: Guys must watch 'Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi'. Its an amazing movie and NB ( @bhasinneha ) is looking awesome! :)

bagariachirag: LKTLG is a very crisp & realistic movie @bhasinneha delivers a very natural and realistic performance that actually mirrors our industry!

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emraanhashmi786: LIFE KI TOH LAG GAYI - Movie Review LIFE KI TOH LAG GAYI is a typical Bambaiya story. Rating - 2.5/5

sarahjane8762: Review: Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi lacks imagination

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KumariApa: Movie Review : Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi may flop

KamathGurudutt: Life ki toh lag gayi aur phillum ki bhi. One of the worst movies of the year. Stay away. Absolutely senseless, illogical and hollow story.

jaffer48: Read beautiful review of Life ki toh lag gayi(for me atleast) :P :P 1 out of 5..More than expected

IndiaNewsMix: Review: 'Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi' has a confused script: 'Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi' lacks a well thought out treatment ...

ideasmithy: 'Life ki to lag gayi' has gone on an advertising rampage - the kind that sends viewers scrambling for their lives (away from the theatres).

boxofficecapsul: Review of Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi....sheer waste of in detail on following link!!!!...

BhawanaSomaaya: Y has Ranvir Shorey done Life Ki To Lag Gayi n y has Mohanlal agreed to Tezz...?Can we have answers for why this kolaveri kolaveri ji...?

1 readers - 1 yays 0 so-so 0 nays

Not Interested in Watching, by Davinder : not bad

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Amit Shekhar : Life ki toh lag gayi is a Tensed humorous Film , which entertains till the last, a must watch film.

This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.

Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: Lots of gun fights and bright red paint in the name of blood.
  • Language: Has a fair amount of profanity.
  • Nudity & Sexual content: Cleavage, seduction, etc.

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Running time:
110 minutes

Comments (4)

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@Dattaprasad Come to think of it, I don't think I intended it to be thought of as an insight. It was just a thought when I could find no promos on the net.

Thanks a lot for this review. If Kay Kay Memon could not do any good to it, only two kind of people can dare to watch it: -
1. Idiots
2. Highly courageous

Story in pieces

@Meetu - You need to learn how to write a review for sure.. Life ki toh lag gayi is a surely a high entertaining movie . You people have given Ra one a 4 star or someone has given 4.5 star .. booh! and criticizing this creative effort. You should scare of God.

@CAptian Awesome ha ha :)

@Amit I don't give stars, so I didn't quite understand what you are saying.

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