When i turned my newspaper (TOI), in the morning and saw a 4 star against APKGK, I thought they are talking about some other movie. But then I saw similar rating here too and I think we all are falling prey to 'Instant Coffee' humor, even at times APKGK doesn't provide that.
The movie is about this eternal loser, Prem, falling in love with prettiest girl of the neighborhood, Jenny. Our loser is a good samaritan and helps people in distress, so what if his father thinks he is a useless. Past some pleasant and not so plesant chanced meetings Jenny and Prem become friends, ala Maine Pyaar Kiya style they are 'No Expectation No Demand' friends.
Well the story has a love triangle also, so enters beefed up Upen Patel. I really don't understand how can someone fall in love with the sissy boy. And you know Prem is not the only loser in the movie. So where the 'Biggest loser jeetega', Ranbir comes up winner. With so many Almost-their-but-not-so-close to the girl role played by Upen, you don't have to wait till the end to understand Kat is coming to Ranbir. A bit of more confusion, some divine intervention, the movie ends with Kat and Ranbir solemnising their wedding vows.
Raj Kumar Santoshi goes completely commercial. Never before had I seen any such attempts from the director. Its probably one of the most ambitious projects from him.
The camera works of the movie is brilliant, and the DOP needs a special mention, with the work on lighting and colour of the movie that he has done. But they don't carry the movie.
The problem is the movie is missing soul.
Kat and Ranbir chemistry is awesome. And they complement each other a lot. Ranbir is good and so is Katrina. Some hummable soundtracks and decent enough performances by rest of the cast makes it a decent watch.
Ranbir praying to Jesus - Reminiscent of Big B's Deewar act, but with a comic caper
'Kucch Aur baat kartein Hain' scene - ala 'Kucch Nahin' by Ajay in Hum Dil De Chuke'
Want to pass a boring Sunday evening go watch this movie...