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Love Story 2050

wogma rating: Switch channels if it's on cable (?)

quick review:

A brand new, spanking bright low has been hit! What else can you say when calling a movie 'no brainer' is like paying it a compliment? Ladies and gentlemen, if the Baweja family's vision were to come true, the future of romance is very bleak.

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Director: Harry Baweja
Running time: 180 minutes
Genres: Action, Romance, Sci-fi
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- meeta, a part of the audience

It has to be a strong movie to leave an impression even after 21 hours have passed since the movie got over. Even if the strongest urge is to yell at the makers of the movie asking them, "WHAT WERE YOU THINKING!?" The love is as drab and unengaging as could be. 2050 looks appealing for about 5 seconds. And what story they were talking about here?

I need an explanation. How can a movie set in 2050 have a song every 15 minutes? The phenomenon has reduced in the last few years. Are we going to do a full circle? At least, I hope by then, we'll have an "ignore" button lurking around somewhere that can be pressed whenever chords play together in the name of music. At the very least, maybe all songs can be played together during interval. What bliss! In queue for coffee instead of listening to lulling music you would hate to get up from.

Anyway, time travel can be made to twist your gray cells in ways unknown to them. But, here they actually manage to make it boring by showing us how 48 years from now, we'd have a hologram irritate us while we are shopping, and how product placements are going to get only worse. I actually had enough time amidst the super-slow proceedings to actually pray that I'd be no more by 2050.

To be honest, I hadn't gone in with any major expectations from the story. I was hoping for many firsts as far as technical wizardry in Hindi cinema goes. Zilch. I thought a sci-fi movie would mean mind-boggling action. There was action, but 'mind-numbing' would describe it better. I was intrigued by the decision to open with Dalip Tahil and a random woman playing secretary, both of whom have no relevance to the rest of the story. I was shocked at the pace of the first few minutes in an action movie.

I revised my expectations right there. Who said action movies have to move at a fast pace? They are defying the narrative style of the genre, why walk towards slamming the door at them in just 15 minutes. Yet, I couldn't help smirking at the fluttering animated butterfly. The smirk turned to an eye-roll the second time, to a 'no way' the third and an exasperated helplessness overtook after that.

When the script is so loose...did I just call something non-existent 'loose'?...anyway, when the script is such, I think it is unfair to judge the performances. Lousy lines cannot make even the best of actors woo their audience. Yet, Priyanka Chopra did a relatively decent job of portraying the duality in her two characters. I seriously don't want to make a call on Harman Baweja just yet.

The Baweja family must have poured their heart into this one, but I can see only brickbats coming their way. For a story that, according to director's note at the official site, was conceived 9 years ago, the way the movie was shot felt very superficial. Throughout I got the feel that a location or stunt was chosen and the story was more or less woven around that.

Also, I think it is the disproportionate amount spent on marketing to be blamed. Had they not created such hype, the shock of watching a bad movie might have softened. On the other hand, had they not created a movie with such random logic, goofed-up concept, fake romance, token villain (geez) and....aah too late for such wishful thoughts!

You know what the silver lining is though? Poverty will be eradicated 42 years from now - I couldn't spot Dharavi in Mumbai (the largest slum in the city). Three cheers to that one!

- meeta, a part of the audience

27 reviewers(?) - 1 yays 3 so-so 23 nays

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

Thumbs up, by Sapna Wong, All Bollywood : ...The music by A.R. Rahman is light and bubbly and although I really enjoyed the jazzy styling... full review

So-So, by Aaina Sharma, Bollywood Mantra : ...Direction by Harry Baweja is praise worthy.... full review

So-So, Movie Talkies : ...He dances like a dream, looks great, has a great physique, his action sequences will make you hold your breath... full review

So-So, by Shruti Bhasin, Planet Bollywood : ...Love Story 2050 is a technical treat. The music, choreography, art direction, special effects, they all gel well to add power to the film.... full review

Thumbs down, by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice : ...when love is paternal, any producer would bend his rules.... full review

Thumbs down, by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express : ...THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN A BAD MOVIE that bores you to tears is a bad movie with a terrific conceit that still manages to bore you to tears.... full review

Thumbs down, by Fatema H Kagalwala, Business of Cinema : ...Kaho Na Pyaar Hain meets Krrish meets Mr India and whatever else not story-line... full review

Thumbs down, by Martin D'souza, Glamsham.com : ...The love story hangs on a thin thread, which really makes no sense.... full review

Thumbs down, by Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times : ...Future snores... full review

Thumbs down, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...a film that for years to come will be the punch line of jokes about bad movies.... full review

Thumbs down, by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM : ...The silver lining is -- you've guessed it -- Harman Baweja.... full review

Thumbs down, by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes : ...The screenplay grilled by multiple writers is a clear case of too many cooks spoil the broth.... full review

Thumbs down, M TV : ...the movie drags on till you want to get yourself a time machine and travel to the end of the film.... full review

Thumbs down, musicNmovies.info : ...Showing half a dozen songs just before interval is not a good way to test audience patience... full review

Thumbs down, by Mayank Shekhar, NDTV : ...Karan Arjun meets Kaho Naa Pyar Hai meets Koi Mil Gaya on a really bad day... full review

Thumbs down, by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com : ...The confidence level stops just short of being cocky and overdone. He is never short of a positive and productive attitude.... full review

Thumbs down, by Tanul Thakur, Passion for Cinema : ...Harry Baweja must have written this film in his sleep, otherwise there is no way else can one even think of directing( and also producing. Admire his guts man! Take a bow Mr. Baweja.)... full review

Thumbs down, by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam : ...There is absolutely nothing to fall in love with this Love Story... full review

Thumbs down, by Greatbong, Random Thoughts of a Demented Mind : ...Anu Malik still recycles music from the likes of Beyonce and lyrics are as profound as “Hey you lover boy, will you be my toy?”... full review

Thumbs down, by Sanaya Dalal, Rediff : ...ou feel like it's never going to end and predictability, is a major pitfall,... full review

Thumbs down, by Raja Sen, Rediff : ... Priyanka must have been seriously smitten to sign on this script.... full review

Thumbs down, SearchIndia.com : ...Love Story 2050 is a disgrace, an ugly herpes sore on the pimple of Bollywood’s dirty backside.... full review

Thumbs down, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...The visual effects are fun, but not eye-poppingly superlative.... full review

Thumbs down, by Kavita Ogale, Times Now : ...Chopra, in fact, tries very hard to save the film but unfortunately is let down by a bad script, below average chemistry with Harman and rather lousy direction... full review

Thumbs down, by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India : ...There is no passion, no action, no jaadu in this mega-budgeted futuristic love story.... full review

Thumbs down, by Saakshi Juneja, To Each Its Own : ...debutant Harman Baweja’s love story is terribly boring... full review

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Plot Summary

Uhh...Boy (Harman Baweja) meets girl (Priyanka Chopra) ...uhh...boy loses girl...uhh...boy meets girl again...uhh...boy wins girl...

What Worked

Nothing!

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

Everything!!

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.

Nittigritties

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there is no scince and no fiction in love story 2050.
very poor show...
http://chavannichap.blogspot.com/

Now I am forced to think twice about the movie, I was looking forward to it. :(

@chavanni, you can say that again!

@Poonam, please don't...think twice...i'll go out on a limb and say, trust me on this one!

Love Story 2050 - Review...

A brand new, spanking bright low has been hit! What else can you say when calling a movie ‘no brainer’ is like paying it a compliment?...

@anwesha, I sincerely empathize.

@Seema, yeah-yeah-yeah...i just thought maybe the special effects might be good.

Guys I tell I watched Jaane tu ya jane na... it is awsome movie... go watch with ur best buddies u wil enjoy it...

chavanni's review...
http://chavannichap.blogspot.com/2008/07/blog-post_05.html

I cant help it, but I would have to watch this. I'd advanced booked for this supposedly crap last week. The worst part is I am taking two of my friends along, I'd promised them I would take them for a better movie after compelling them for RACE. They are gonna KILLLL me !!!

so, how did it go, vimal?

kate, JINESH - :) what can you do...

yep, kizzy, it's pretty bad!

it was a nice movie..... any way i liked it. HARMAN is sooo cute nd super dancer.

How did it go??? hmm...One of my friend walked out before the interval to get some fresh air and came back only towards the end of the movie, the other guy was happily sleeping during the first half, the second half for him seemed to be a cartoon show, so he enjoyed it. and I am not coming up with my opinion except for an " aaaaaaaargh "! and Harman..he is too good at mimickry, and nothing else, (his dance steps became predictable after the first song)

Hey guys... go nd watch Harmans super dance

hi...... ya its cool. entertaining. But no story.
hm ... beautiful set up

lol, vimal!

riya & pinky :)

i lv this movies nd his actor nd actress. such a great movies.
abhi sharma

worst movie.... see the funny review :)

@all it really does take all kinds to make our pretty little world...

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