Sonam as Aisha, who has an eddying effect in people’s lives, looks the part and plays it pretty well, too. She makes no mistake of that and makes the best of a rather rare opportunity for an Indian leading lady to be part of a Bollywood film that salutes Victorian mores and Delhi's elitist affectations in one clean cool sweep. Aisha is the most defined role she has essayed so far and Sonam adds spark and soul to it. Even when she irritates with her antics, she is in sync with her character. She gets a chance to do a full movie centered on female protagonist and she also succeeded in it.
Abhay Deol is wasted a bit, would have liked him to march his stuff a bit more. He is superb, as always, but looks like he does not belong in a chick flick like this one. Although he as the suave corporate guy adds poise to, both his character and performance, bringing sanity whenever Aisha goes insane. He is charming and we are sure people will yearn to see more of him. He is a complete natural and the fact comes to the fore yet again as you watch the film.
Both Abhay and Sonam are absolutely fabulous in their roles. The chemistry between Abhay Deol and Sonam Kapoor is notable. Apart from them, two other actors steal this show. One is Cyrus Sahukar and the other is Amrita Puri who plays the role of Shefali Thakur. Both the actors do complete justice to their characters.
Amrita Puri is remarkably good as Shefali with her small-town chatter and ticks. She has the best lines in the film, making us laugh out loud, even though she is more broadly sketched than required. In several scenes she upstages both Sonam and Ira. At times she overdoes it but still manages to be the scene-stealer. She plays her behenji act to perfection in her debut film. She is the film highlight who plays the obnoxiously loud Shefali with the correct dose of humour and wit. Her performance is superbly enough to make us fall in love with the middle class girl who can't tell her Karol Bagh chappals from the Louboutins.
Cyrus Sahukar wheedles his way in with a brilliant performance. Randhir’s character seems made for him — socially yucky but all gold. He is easy on the eyes and brings a natural charm to his character. He says some of the funniest lines with such unrehearsed spontaneity, it's most chuckle-worthy.
Ira Dubey, as always, is efficient. Her Character is very interesting and she as Aisha’s best pal is impressive. She stands out with its supercilious splendor and she displays the essential characteristic of an actress who has the ability to shift quickly and effectively from one emotion to another.
Ira Dubey and debutante Amrita Puri put in pitch-perfect performances as sahelis bullied into alliances that seem manipulated on earth rather than arranged in heaven. They both have a bright future ahead.
3 / 5