These days, everyone is attempting to make a rom-com thinking that it is an easy way to attract youngsters towards cinema halls. But to make a compelling film in this genre is indeed an uphill task. As it comes from the stable of Yash Raj Films who have a brilliant track record in this genre, the expectations from this film are high. Letâs see if it can match our expectations.
In the first sequence itself, director Ali Abbas Zafar sets the tone of his film which is high on entertainment sans any mellow drama. The directorâs main intention seems to tell a story in a light-hearted manner which is entertaining and honest. Itâs a story of a younger brother Kush (Imran Khan) trying to find out a suitable bride for his elder brother Luv (Ali Zafar), an NRI living in London. Kush finds the âDulhanâ in Dimple (Katrina Kaif) but eventually he himself falls in love with her. The story is quite simple and predictable but the execution of the subject and the treatment given to the film which is youthful and fresh makes it an endearing watch. The credit for this goes to the director who in his debut film has shown a spark and has handled the comic portions like a pro.
The first half of the film is truly captivating as it introduces Katrina Kaif in a rockstar avatar which is a refreshing change from her earlier films. The screenplay somehow dips at some places in the second half but is saved by a brilliant performance by Ali Zafar who with his impeccable comic timing elevates the film. Cinematography is by Sudeep Chatterjee, who had received a Filmfare Award in the year 2008 for his outstanding work in the movie Chak De India.
The movie has been mainly shot in Delhi and Agra in a very realistic way. The beauty of Taj Mahal of Agra and the crowded streets of Delhi have been captured interestingly. Editing by Ritesh Soni is crisp in the first half but could have been a little better in the second half. Music composed by Sohail Sen is a complete package with some peppy songs such as âDhunkiâ and âChoomantarâ, the melodious âIsq Riskâ and the massy âMadhubalaâ and âDo Dhaari Talwarâ. All the songs are well shot and choreographed especially âDhunkiâ and âDo Dhaari Talwarâ which are sure to grab many eyeballs. The songs are placed it such a way that they never become hindrance in the narrative.
Itâs a light hearted romantic comedy that will be instantly liked by family audiences for its honesty, comic moments and excellent performances by the lead cast. Director Ali Abbas Zafar deserves a pat on his back for making a refreshing, fun-filled film with a perfect cast that will definitely work at the box-office.