Friday, 19th February 11:55 AM IST
LOVESHHUDA Is Confused Film About Equally Confused Relationship
poor direction, amateur screenplay, supporting cast is tacky
Watch it for for couple of good songs and leading lady
'Loveshhuda' is 2nd outing of Girish Taurani as an actor and it marks debut of director and actress. Film is produced by Vijay Galani who delivered some big budget films like Salman Khan starrer 'Veer' in past.
Saru, full name Saraswati, is an obedient daddy’s girl. Inder is a broody, massively-tattooed loner. And ‘Sanam Teri Kasam’ , not to be confused with the ’82 film of the same name, is a manual of how Not to make a contemporary romantic film.
Picture this: a heavy-handed father who thunders, flinging out instructions on how wife and daughters ought to behave. Falling in love with an unsuitable boy, ‘aiyyo rama’. Acting on your own will, ‘parmeshwara’. Doing what your heart tells you to, ‘aaj se thum mere liye marr gayi’.
Which leaves Saru (Mawra Hocane) to smile, simper, weep. Hesitate. Propitiate. And to look at her stony-faced father (Chowdhary, trying very hard to be a credible South Indian patriarch and failing) who’d rather conduct a wake than understand his daughter’s desires, and wait for his ‘permission’ before she can take a step forward. (Read: Ghayal Once Again, Sanam Teri Kasam to clash at box-office today)
Inder (Harshwardhan Rane, armed with impressive bod, limited expression), who has daddy issues of his own, scowls and growls. The deep hurt caused by his dad is revealed much too late, and much too cursorily. The rest is filled by these two unlikely characters—Inder and Saru—developing feelings, over a brain tumour, impending tragedy, and more tears.
Gaurav (Girish Kumar) is getting married in London with a London wali ladki. A perfect life…well almost! It’s hardly picture perfect as his fiance is a dominating lady. But he is getting married anyway because he is a ‘good boy’. His friends arrive and they set out for a bachelor’s party. Things get too trippy and tipsy and Gaurav ends up waking up next to a girl called Pooja (Navneet Kaur Dhillon) about whom he recollects nothing. Hangover? If only..! Don’t jump the gun yet. He makes Pooja leave immediately so that nobody suspects any ill doing but when she doesn’t get her clothes, Gaurav hands her the same shirt his mother-in-law gifted him for the engagement.
Now he has to get it back or he is screwed. Gaurav says that word nearly four times and I think that best explains his and my plight. He manages to find Pooja just in time to get the shirt back but not without some gyaan on how to live life. She not only gives the memory of his last night back but some preaching on how faces can tell about regrets and no regrets. This turns into a symbolic gesture all through the film with camera scanning people’s faces for regret. I wish it had panned towards me too. Gaurav goes back to his engagement with a girl he detests. Four years later, he is a grumpy divorced man angry on everyone while Pooja is getting married. Repeat the same chronology of events in the second half with role reversal and the film is over.
Film has right treatment and there is very cool urban settings. But film falters in writing department in addition to some real amateur direction in 2nd half. Film gets in cliche zone despite trying too hard to be different. Surprise climax is not good either.
Performance wise debutant Navneet Dhillon impresses with her looks and honest act. She holds her ground despite some real average acts around her. Girish Taurani does not manage to match her debut act from 'Ramaiya Vastavaiya'. Other supporting cast does not deserve mention.
Film has interesting story but poor screenplay and trying too - hard - to be - cool dialogues are let down at places. Film has crisp editing. Music is good but then there are too many songs. Cinematography is very good, production design is perfect and costumes are apt.
Director Vaibhav Mishra fails big time as he had good budget, decent plot but he paid too much attention to feel and lingo rather than soul.
Film released today and it will get below par reviews and it will not get any kind of opening as has no face value or USP. Film has clash at box office with critically acclaimed film 'Neerja' and few small releases and it will find really hard to score at box office.
Go for this one if you want to watch really confusing romantic film!