Cast : Sidharth Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra
Adah Sharma, Sharat Saxena, Manoj Joshi, Neena Kulkarni, Anil Mange
Director : Vinil Matthew
Music : Vishal-Sekhar
Producer : Vikas Bahl, Hiroo Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Karan Johar
Date of Release : 7 February 2014
Movie Length : 141 minutes
Nikhil (Sidharth Malhotra) is sentimental and confused. He is a stark contrast to most of today’s generations who have problem in committing into relationhips and no-problem in breaking up.
Meeta (Parineeti Chopra) is a rebel with the brain of a genius. She is practical and real mental. She is the family’s black sheep and father’s pet.
Karishma (Adah Sharma) is practical and materialistic. Her thoughts are that of a common man who fears society and what others think!
The plot is nothing new. It is the same age-old triangular love story. But what makes this a joy-watch is the coming-of-age treatment. The characters come across as a breeze of fresh air. Nikhil is confused and Meeta is rebellious. They are no great white or black!
There are several laughter evoking moments. Scenes like the shopping trip, face-to-face conversation with the would-be father-in-law and the embarrassing where-did-the-jewel-go stay in our hearts. Ah! That anthakshari between the families of bride and groom; hilarious!
I liked the way the director has given importance to details… Introduction of Nikhil and Meeta as children establishing their traits… The scattered and messy look of Nikhil’s home because of many guests who have come to attend the wedding… Meeta’s temptation to have vada pav... The slow and gradual way in which Meeta and Nikhil fall in love…
The characterization of Meeta’s father (Manoj Joshi) is something worth mentioning here. He is not a clichéd father. He is understanding and progressive. Thumbs up!
I loved Meeta’s costumes. It is so wearable! I sniff a trend there…
The song Zehnaseeb is still ringing in my mind…
In short, though the premise and climax is a cliché, the way it is handled is no-cliché. It is quirky and different.
GO FOR IT…
Nice way to kill time! J