By Ankush Khanna(19 Jul 2012)
Cocktail tells the story of three characters – Veronica, Guatam and Meera. Veronica likes Gautam and he likes her as well. But then unthinkable happens Gautam loses his heart to Meera.
The concept of Cocktail is not novel at all in Hindi cinema, as we have grown up watching the movies on this subject. But in this offering of Homi Adajania, the three lives together blissfully under one roof and enjoys each other’s company. Cocktail appeals to the hearts due to its fun stuff, being a rom com, having international look and brilliant eye-pleasing styling.
The film talks about the three characters which are different from each other – Gautam is contemptible and wacky in nature, Veronica is wild whereas Diana is a simpleton.
Gautam (Saif Ali Khan) is a flirt and has affair with Veronica, the wild babe. They are in no commitment relationship. Meera (Diana Penty) is a best friend of Veronica and they live together. Both Veronica and Meera have different natures but they come close to each other and turn best pals. Meera, the simpleton girl who is quite desi at heart, does not like Gautam. But soon the unbelievable takes place and the two – Meera and Guatam start loving each other.
The movie has true urban and chic look which is the plus point of the film. The three characters’ laughter and their enjoying life king size add sparkles to the movie’s worth. Director Homi Adajania, who made his Bollywood debut with Being Cyrus, executes the script brilliantly on celluloid with fabulous ease. It is a complex flick that shows off the particulars and the complexities of human relationships. Where the movie is laced with fun moments, laughter and urban feel, it also carries the emotions. The styling (as mentioned above) and the visuals are first rate and allure the souls at once. The biggest highlight of the film is the three characters’ characterization which has been done with absolute care.