wogma rating: Don't bother (?)
A brain-dead love story. A mind-numbing experience. Something that I won't call the worst I have seen only because I've seen worse.Read more
What kind of juvenile writing is this? Boy meets girl after he is engaged to her. They don't want to get married to each other. They play games so that the families go against the marriage. And then, guess what? They want to get married! And no I'm not giving the movie away. There's more in the story. How I wish there was more "to" the story too.
It's one of those cases in which even the characters' motivations are explained, you can't be made to care, because everything is just so outrageous. I mean, how can you take any film that has this scene seriously - there is ominous music when a girl tells her ex she didn't call him when there was a stressful event in her life because she had deleted his number from her mobile! And the accompanying dialogue is atrocious too.
The performances are just about passable. The makeup is awful. The camerawork is basic and purely functional. The music is .. whatever...
Oh well, the entire film has a more or less regressive "whatever" feel to it. Who are these films made for? Do such films have any takers? Really?
- meeta, a part of the audience
Thumbs down, by Subhash K Jha, Bolly Spice : ...Love Express expresses neither a love for the small-town milieu that it tries to pack into a train of caricatural characters, nor does display any fluidity in its narration... full review
Thumbs down, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...has precious little to offer... full review
Thumbs down, by Nandita Dutta, DearCinema : ...Why must film school students play so unimaginatively safe, is a bit difficult to understand.... full review
Thumbs down, by Danish Bagdadi, Desi Martini : ...bland, generic romantic flick that lacks spark... full review
Thumbs down, by Payal Khanna, Desi Martini : ...Love express has a warm and sweet feel to it and if that was the goal these freshers wanted to achieve, they hit the bulls eye.... full review
Thumbs down, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...Subhash Ghai, whose production this is, is doing an admirable thing by encouraging features from rank newcomers, and putting them out in theatres. Only it shouldn’t feel quite as learning-on-the-job as this one, which, at best, the film comes off like a nice,bland sit com. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Komal Nahta, koimoi : ...has nothing to offer by way of entertainment. Flop.... full review
Thumbs down, Movie Talkies : ...Sahil Mehta is the only one with any sort of screen presence and he packs in a pretty decent performance as the London based Kanav... full review
Thumbs down, by IANS, MSN Entertainment : ...an uninspired vehicle to accommodate new talents.... full review
Thumbs down, by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror : ...proof that film schools can teach you the craft but not necessarily the art of filmmaking. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...In today’s times, such films need to be better packaged and publicized to attract the urban viewer. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India : ...The tactics of the duo to call off the marriage are so juvenile, they don't even make you laugh. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Reel Reptile, Upper Stall : ...Love Express does have its moments, just like most other films that sink without a trace. The songs are definitely not those moments. ... full review
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@Shashank all sympathy is accepted :D
Hi meetu, I haven't watched this (and don't intend to), but your write-up made me think how important execution is compared to the plot. If we described Socha Na Tha, we'd have a similar plot outline to narrate - but that one is such a pleasant film.
@Shuchi I haven't seen 'socha na tha' yet. But have heard the premise and a load of good things about it. will try to catch it soon.
@Prachi wow! that's cool...didn't think there'd be too many people who liked the film.
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