Friday, July 18, 2008

Of Baaps, Betas and Boredom


Now, I know what you're thinking. Why does Sabrina even waste her time picking up the most unappealing DVDs and then proceed to actually watch them? Well, let me put it this way, I was genuinely curious with this one. Curious to see what the overdone comic Priyadarshan had up his sleeve when he decided to replace his favorite Akshay (Kumar) with...well, Akshaye (Khanna). I also recalled that Priyadarshan and this Akshaye did manage to churn out a reasonably funny Hungama some years ago, even if they did follow it up with the disastrous Hulchul. Oh, and I was curious to see what Genelia D'Souza is about, given that she seems to be all the rage at the moment with Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na emerging as the biggest hit of the year thus far.

I know my reviews are always detailed, and this one looks as if it will follow suit. But it will not. Because all I have to say is that this film was one of the biggest wastes of my time. It's a film about nothing. From the first frame to the last, all you do is sit and wonder what on earth the filmmaker is trying to get across. Is it a comedy? No. You hardly laugh. Is it a drama? No. You definitely do not cry. Is it a romance? Absolutely not. There is no Shahrukh Khan flaunting his dimples toward a shy damsel in a white sari atop a mountain in Switzerland.

So what is it? It really is what I just said - a whole lot of nothing. Akshaye does his bit and really isn't given the chance to show off any acting skills, while Paresh Rawal looks bored. Although Genelia is charming as the typical girl-next-door, I must admit.

I would comment on the music, but the fact that I do not remember a single song speaks for itself. I think it is safe to say that we are sick of the Priyadarshan comedies. The least he could do is resort to his lucky mascot Akshay Kumar...that would guarantee him a hit, if nothing else. And clearly, in this case, there really is nothing else to speak of.

6 comments:

Prachi Patel said...

so disappointed with priyadarshan lately...

yeah the movie was just whatever...nothing good about it at all...

Nicki said...

I may watch this movie just for Genelia but I have to be totally bored. I'm just having fun reviewing movies left and right with screen caps.

Anonymous said...

I still have to watch the last part, but I wondered if the director was trying to get across the message of remarrying at an older age? I liked Genelia too, both here and in Jaane Tu.. - she's fresh, sweet and can act well enough. She reminds me Deepika Padukone in some shots.

-Shreya

Khurram said...

This isn't that long; agreed. However, like you say this movie is nothing but "a whole lot of nothing"; I think it should have deserved like a 3 liner (if not less).

Beth said...

Ugh. I love Akshaye Khanna but this doesn't sound promising!

Reema said...

Just finished watching this. And I completely agree with you. What was the point?