Well, let’s start with good news, I had good time watching this movie. I was not at all bored. I cried a little, laughed a little. It was a sweet affair. Now the bad news. There is no story, if you were looking for something unique. It is usual boy meets girl story where both of them are not aware that they are in love.
Pros: College kids finally look like college kids. Performances by Imran and Genelia are sweet, well, script anyway did not demand performance of a lifetime from them. Supporting cast was fabulous. Be it husband-wife duo of Ratna Pathak Shah and Naseeruddin Shah as Imran’s parents. I laughed with every Naseruddin Shah jig. All other kids (one of them Smita Patil-Raj Babbar’s son Prateek) are good too. Though villains are few, there is one who acts his part well, as a mean, insensitive guy. Music is distinctly A. R. Rehman-ish. Kabhi Kabhi Aditi…Music is foot tapping. Dialogues by Abbas Tyrewala (also the director) are crisp. oh, and do not miss Khan brothers (Arbaaz and Sohail) dressed as whacko cowboys.
If you did not like Jab We Met, chances are you will not like this movie too.
Cons: Predictable story (though it does not hurt much) and narrative style. If you cut out those narrations, story is smoother.
What’s that? A positive review (You will need to watch the movie to understand this sentence.)
Other Movies I Watched Recently
Holiday: It is obvious that movie is directed by a woman. It is about two women, Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet who both have guy problems. Both of them are opposite in nature. One who does not hesitate to punch her cheating guy in face and other who is constantly trampled over by her ex-boyfriend. She keeps forgiving and he keeps acting as a jerk. Watch it for some fun, as how they find love of their lives when they exchange their lives for two-week holiday.
I loved it when Cameron Diaz kept imagining trailers of her love life.
Mr. Bean’s Holiday:
Another Holiday movie, and I got to see lot of France in this one. Rowan Atkinson wins a travel package to Cannes. He travels on cycle, slowest possible scooter and train. Every possible disaster strikes before he can make to his destination, the beach at Cannes. Unwittingly, he finds a reluctant kid as his companion on his travails.
My favorite scene in the movie is: Atkinson barges in Cannes Film Festival when in a boring movie, by an egoistic director who has cast himself in every frame of his movie, is being screened. Rowan sabotages the show to make an interesting one.
Now this is one kid’s movie that even adults can enjoy.
I would soon post a friend’s interesting travelogue for Europe.