No doubting Sen’s intelligence in real life, but she plays the hoity-toity diva with ease. What saves this film from complete disappointment is Sushmita Sen, who in a stroke of casting genius, plays an exaggerated version of herself, delivering an inspired performance as the snootiest, dizziest diva with the funniest lines you can think of. She is, as Shimmer, and funny, only because the character seems to be tailor-made for her – a beauty without brains.
Fardeen is okay. He is better in Dulha Mil Gaya than in most of his earlier films, but that doesn’t mean he’s anywhere close to being an ‘actor’ yet. He is passable.
Newcomer Ishita is interesting. She is a real find. Cute and charming, she fits in the ‘sweet girl’ character like a hand-in-glove. She shows potential which remains untapped in a hackneyed film like this. She surprises with a confident debut and although she loses a bit of her charm after the makeover, she may have a future in films if she makes the right choices from here on.
Shah Rukh looks lost. Khan doesn’t rise above the regular in his extended cameo.
Mohit Chadda doesn’t get much scope.
Tara Sharma shouldn’t act without using a dubbing artist. And Johnny Lever is wasted in an inconsequential serious role.
2.5 / 5