One of the newspapers today morning ended its IHLS’ review by saying that this movie is surely going to appeal to all those in the insanity of puberty with the warning that nowadays this latter group seemed to exist across age groups. How true :-)).
The movie is no great shakes, but you can’t help appreciate KJ’s generosity in encouraging scripts that mock his own genre. It’s heartening to see a heroine cast in a role where she can boss and shout at the hero and ask him to leave. (literally!)Nonetheless IHLS has characters that are over the top, acting sooooo clichéd, and many a one-liner quite stale.
Yet, IK doesn’t fail to charm. When he stretches his arms in ‘Sadka Kiya’ you can’t help smile – it’s your paisa-vasool moment for sure girls. That he has spent hours in adoration imbibing his uncle’s technique is most evident when he laughs and chuckles just like Aamir while walking to office pretending to apologise to SK (ala Aamir and Preity walking on the water front – DCH).
That the soundtrack of the movie is most hummable was clearly evident as even my 3 and half year old niece ‘sat’ in her seat and danced at every number. My favourite is Shekhar’s ballad version of ‘Bin Tere’, with just his voice and the guitar strumming, though its picturisation was a tad disappointing.
And Sorry SK – you still have a long long way to go dear – wish you could learn to loosen up a bit from your Dad - perhaps practice some ‘one to ka four four two ka one’ with him!!
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