…Barah Ko Ikkees Karein
A not-so-fair fairy tale based on the universal infatuation phenomenon between a grown up kid and an adult. Making such kid flick in not “bachchon ka khel”…
Twelve years old Mickey fancies a grown up Mitika (Aamna Shariff), but can’t do anything as he is just a small kid. Moreover he has problems at home; being an adopted child he feels he gets a cold shoulder from his parents (Yatin Karyekar and Rati Agnihotri). A local friend Hitchcock (Johnny Lever, who appears to be a hybrid of JBJ’s Big B and “Bhoot Unkel’s” Jackie Shroff) guides him to a mystery well and gets his wish fulfilled. The next day he wakes up as a grown up Mickey (Aftab).
Unable to comprehend, he runs away from home and stays with his friend Bonnie, and slowly settles in his new life. Gets a job with good salary and bungalow and starts wooing Mitika. Does he succeed or it was a dream is what that unfolds afterwards…
A very basic kid story told in the most flat manner, devoid of any surprise elements, humor and catchy music. Scenario is plain vanilla with hardly any special effects and the dialogues are very basic. Only the first two date sequences of Mickey and Mitika seem interesting.
Performances: Seeing Aftab behaving like a twelve year old kid in this movie, it seems he acts the same way in all his films, irrespective of the age of his characters in those films. Aamna Shariff was to look pretty and confused, which she does methodically. Rest of the cast is strictly average.
Music: Tunes are as per the mood of the film, but unfortunately none of the tracks has the potential to sustain and encourage repeat hearing.