The first things that one notices within 10 minutes into the movie and also the trailer – where are Siddharth Malhotra’s abs? and then there are those thick rimmed spectacles that Katrina wears to portray the girl next door character.
It really takes a lot of imaginative efforts from the audience to picture Sidharth as a serious workaholic mathematician, but the good news is finally we have Katrina’s British accent justified on screen, yay!
Jai & Diya (Sidharth & Katrina) are thick from very childhood and graduates to being in love till finally Diya decides to propose marriage. Jai is unable to come up with strong reason not to and so his entire world falls apart as both families come together to celebrate the big fat Punjabi wedding. He does what every lead actor becomes in the hands of debut directors, clueless!
The second half of the movie is back and forth time travel through various exotic sets and impressive graphics till audience is left with only one question – when will he return back to the present day and make everything as before. The melodies from Arijit singh are really notable. No wait… the singers are Armaan Malik, Bilaal saeed, ArkoPravo. Oh no…. there is no Arijit singh as well ? Sau aasmaan, Nachne de saare & of course Kaala Chashma are the best moments of the movie.
In conclusion the various sequences of the movie are “inspired” from – up (the beginning), minority report (the future sequences), Hasee toh phansee (expression of Siddharth in the entire movie) and click starring adam sandler (story line is almost same, except a remote is replaced with a dhaaga? really?)
Decent screenplay, good damage control by the supporting actors. Special mention Ram Kapoor, Rajit Kapoor and Saarika. Strict editing and few facial expressions from the lead pair could have turned the tables maybe.
This movie has its uses of course. Guys show it to your Girlfriends who wants to take the next step and you don’t. Subordinates show it to your boss to show what work life balance is all about, couples planning their holidays skim through the songs to figure out the best choice of destination.
Arrright then, lets address the elephant in the room. Katrina’s wash board abs are absolutely drool worthy and the efforts taken by her has to be appreciated and very appropriately utilized in all possible moments. (there, I said it, happy?)
Verdict – One time watch – ek baar dekho 🙂