Saturday, October 07, 2006

Pyar ke Side Effects

This is what you get when you set out on a Sunday to watch 'Lage Raho..' without giving it a thought that halls in Gurgaon are jampacked on weekends.You go for any movie whose tickets you can lay your hands on even if it has Mallika Sherawat in it.You go with no expectations at all & in comes your surprise--A feel good & cute Romantic Comedy that will leave you feeling just as fresh..

Now,this review might be biased owing to my personal excessive admiration for the lead actor(Read 'I love Rahul Bose' :D )So,you can skip it if you want..:D

Best thing about PKSE is that it doesn't focus endlessly on the mush factor of love viz. ultra torturous Humko deewana,Fanaa,Kya yehi pyaar hai..n Oh my Gawd!!KANk :/That means,it doesn't have dialogues like "I love you Rahul.Abse main tumhara roz subah usi bus stop pe intezaar karungi,jahan tum mera kiya karte the.." or "Apni aankhe band karlo..ab mera haath thaam lo..Socho ki hum yahaan se bahot door nikal aaye hain..daro mat jia..batao tumhe kya dikhai de raha hai" & KANK's gem "Tumhari train aati hai 10:55 pe..meri aati hai 10:45 pe..fir bhi main kyun roz apni train miss kar deta hoon taaki kuchh lamhe tumhare saath bita sakoon?" :o :oHere,dialogues aren't half as ostentatious (thank heavens) but very witty & humorous.

No unsituational songs & running around the trees in transy saaris & even when it means Delhi/Mum ki galiyaan instead of Switzerland's vaadiyaan,I'm fine with it!Coz cinematography is anyway just as good..

This movie is unconventional & here's where lies its strength.It takes you behind the scenes of an affair without being bitter.And even when Rahul is talking about Pyar ke side effects,engagement ke side effects,shaadi ke side effects & break up ke side effects,you can't trace a hint of cynicism.You know all of them are true & yet you laugh.

The film's characters haven't landed from fairyland.They aren't perfect.Guy isn't taller than the girl here,he doesn't earn more than the girl here,he doesn't win every competition,he isn't a perfect dancer,he isn't afraid of talking about his problems with a girl n he's not ashamed of crying!These are real people.Here,boy & girl don't transform themselves or each other.It's more like men will be men,& girls will remain girls.Be it Cricket,Commitment phobia,aversion to shopping,nasty friends,domi father & blah blah!

Rahul's awesome as always,no one can carry off those one liners like he does..but Mallika's good too.She looks so beautiful & quite amazingly so gracefully feminine.Hers was the best act in 'Darna Zaroori hai' which I thought was by luck but here,she does deliver but Rahul steals the show..:D

Sophie on the other hand is awful as always.Vulgarity impersonified! & She must get a jaw surgery done ASAP!!!Ranveer shorie..:D is at his disgusting best but he's so incredibly funny.You might say "EEEEEEE" at his actions,while he sends you into splits..

Songs are lovely,be it Is this love,feeling blue,pyar karke,dil tod ke or Baby Doll..I loved 'em all (kindly note the rhyme..:D)

& I didn't mind the OTT & senseless climax even.Afterall,in which movie will you ever see heroine fleeing from her wedding in an Auto while her groom's chasing her on a ghodi..;)
That's anyday better than the climax where bride's car rolls off upside down after the wedding(with her unharmed)& hero tries to take her out ignoring her pleas of "mujhe mar jaane do"(??) while the groom stares at the scene thinking.."ye dono ek doosre se kitna pyar karte hain.." D'oh!

12 comments:

Vipul said...

Man!! You remember the dialogues of KANK/humko diwaaana kar gaye?? Wait a minute...,so you saw those ultra stupid movies. Shame on you,you girls and their boyfriends are the reasons Karan Johar is still in Bollywood instead of an asylum,and we haven't found Martin Scorsese,Steven Spielberg or Quentin Tarantino here.
Girls *sigh* !!

P.S-Nice review :-)

Loquacious Devil said...

@vippu...Shut up u moron :D
I saw them...coz I had paid for the tickets..n I remember the dialogues..coz my memory isnt as bad as urs..Period. :p :p

Budding Poet said...

a pretty good review...

Satendra said...

hiiii sweetie.... that was the best preview i hav ever heard....seriously...the way u praised the story of PKSE was mindblowing...and really ur memory is quite strong yaar keep it up...:) by this preview u hav also shown the stupidity that occours in some stupid hindi movies...i enjoyed it a lot...thanks for such a nice and entertaining prewview...keep the good work going...:) m egarly waiting for ur next preview...

anando rocks said...

Hmmm...Well, film reviewing is very close to my heart. When I was doing journalism, the only thing I wanted to become was a film reviewer. I haven't seen the movie, you have reviewed. But, as a reader, I haven't got much from your review. One needs to review a movie in its totality. Don't just focus on the performances of lead actors. Also discuss about script, music, editing, costumes etc. Carry on!!! You will get better and better.

Loquacious Devil said...

@Satendra..:D :D that was quite sweet..thanks a lot..:D

Loquacious Devil said...

@Anando..Thanks a lot for dropping in..It's always great to have a genuine feedback..:D
I'll take care of the aspects you mentioned from now on.. :D
Keep following me up..Thank you..:D

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