Monday, December 18, 2006
The Verdict first : The movie works!
Genre : Romantic comedy, Family entertainer.
Synopsis : Not worth talking about. Rich boy meets poor girl. Falls in love. His family objects. He persists. The girl's brother tests him. Villains show up. Everybody lives happily ever after. Basically Maine Pyar Kiya with a little Hum Aapke Hain Koun and just a dash of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Predictable. Mostly unoriginal.
So, why does the verdict say that it works?
1) And this is the primary reason. My Man Siddharth! His energy levels in the first part of the movie are near manic! And he has carried the second half off at a more sedate pace as well!
2) The rest of the cast does what they are asked to do to a perfect T. Trisha, even though grotesquely over made up, manages to look good (in a few scenes, an Aishwarya Rai that can act a little).
3) Choreography: I was really impressed, especially Something Something and Niluvadhamu Ninu Epudaina the only somewhat original aspect of the movie I could see.
4) The almost slapstick comedy that is integral to the movie, keeps you distracted enough to not be bothered by other things you would be bothered by otherwise.
So, lots of unoriginal ingredients borrowed from here and there, but tied into one package in a way that hangs together long enough that you get through the movie without major problems.