Friday, February 10, 2012

Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu

Rating : 5/10
Release Date : 10th February, 2012
Time : 110 minutes
Director : Shakun Batra; Writers : Shakun Batra, Ayesha Devitre; Music : Amit Trivedi
Starring : Imran Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Boman Irani, Ratna Pathak Shah, Ram Kapoor, Zenobia Shroff, Rajesh Khattar, Dana Lewis

‘Arre darna kya, just tickle his balls’

This is a film which tries to be in the cute space and suceeds to an extent but its biggest flaw is its lead pair, who, though good on their own, do not work as a pair at all. It also follows a reasonably predictable path, with a sense of déjà vu as you watch events unfold as it feels like you’ve seen it all before.
‘Baby, don’t swallow, chew your food 32 times’

Imran is dominated by his parents, hilariously played by Boman & Ratna, and leads a fairly regulated and uptight life which takes a turn for the worse when he loses his job. He meets a stranger, Kareena, who is completely the opposite, happy, bubbly, impulsive. One drunken night later they are married. And that’s when the fun begins. Or does it ?
‘Chopsticks main kya kharabi hai’

A mish mash of various films, Hollywood & Bollywood, there are some surprises, some interesting characters (Kareena’s father & grandmother, Imran’s mother), some funny dialogue but overall it remains flat. Most hilarious sequence for me was Imran’s date with the girl of his parents choice.

‘Sher se kya poochna kitni baar shikar kiya hai’

It’s a romance, its sweet, has its share of moments of fun & frothiness. However, whether he looks tiny in front of her or she looks too old for him is semantics. They don’t look like a pair & the thought of falling in love seems odd, implausible. I was in a minority in the hall but I actually liked the ending, unusual in Hindi films. With all the other trappings of Dharma Productions (the slickness, the songs, the locales), am sure it will appeal to the group that looks for entertainment around Valentines Day.

1 comment:

Rahul said...

We Indians are pathetic. The only thing "Indian" about the movie is the odd dialogue in Hindi. Why do we call Bollywood movies Hindi/urdu movies, when majority of dialogues are in English? And we say we have achieved freedom????