Director Rajshree Ojha has done an impressive job of bringing Devika Bhagat’s smart and satirical screenplay to life. The film has some hysterical dialogues and funny at instances by Devika, Manu Rishi and Ritu Bhatia, and a brilliant musical score by Amit Trivedi. Also I shudder to think what costume designer Pernia Qureshi’s appointment book will look like from tomorrow. Absolutely fabulous costumes! The styling by Kunal Rawal and Pernia Qureshi is uber-cool and trendy. Rajshree Ojha doesn't take much time in introducing the characters and one keeps on knowing more about them as the film progresses. Although it has an interesting blend of characters, the situations that they are in, are humdrum. She gets into this world of titillating trivia and designer dreams with a wink and smile that goes a long way in building a showcase around these metropolitan mannequins on a single-minded match-making prowl. With her feminine perspective, the lady director adds a youthful zing to the female bonding, packaging the film with the requisite glitz and glamour. She actually succeeds in giving the film a Delhi ka tadka. But patchy writing and direction leads to the film feeling more like a string of episodes, of which only a few are lively and engaging. Pre-interval the film wanders aimlessly amidst polo matches and river-rafting camps and continues casually post-interval to reach a conventional ending. One can’t overlook the loose ends in the story for its lighthearted storytelling. While the first half is shallow on story, the second half is short on originality. What adds to the clichés is Aisha’s perplexity to profess love out of fear of rejection followed by a public declaration of her feelings in the climax. And so the movie is weakened by Devika Bhagat’s standard screenplay. Devika and Rajshree has handled several moments well, but how one wishes they would've spruced up the proceedings by coming straight to the point, instead of depicting Abhay and Sonam in sulking moods in several sequences of the second hour.
2.5 / 5