I Me Aur Main is a film that claims to be a romantic comedy; but sadly, neither does it have mushy romance nor does it possess any hilarious moments.
It is the story of Ishaan (John Abraham) who is highly self-obsessed and lives-in with his girl friend Anushka (Chitrangada Singh). Anushka is a career-oriented woman who, when at home, has nothing to do but baby-sit Ishaan and take care of his demands, wishes, expenses and left-over. Three years into the relationship, one fine day, Anushka realizes that this man will never mend his ways and that she has had enough of him. Following this, she throws him out of her house. An indifferent Ishaan moves out into a modest house, where he meets Gauri (Prachi Desai) who quite literally is the girl-next-door. Before you know it, Gauri and Ishaan are in love with each other. In fact, Gauri doesn’t mind that his ex-girlfriend is pregnant with his child. (Modern times, ha!)
Anyway, parallel to Ishaan’s love sagas, the film also highlights his relation with his mother (Zarina Wahab) and sister (Mini Mathur). His mother spoilt him so much in his childhood that Ishaan started feeling he is the most important person in everyone’s life. On the other hand, his elder sister always silently disapproved of the special treatment he received, foreseeing that he will be a spoilt brat. Ishaan’s professional life and his relationship with his boss (Raima Sen) is also shown intermittently.
John could have done better had he given varied expressions; he seems to have just two-three expressions throughout the film. Chitrangada seems to have liked her Inkaar character a lot, as her character in this film is simply an extension of what we saw of her in the Sudhir Mishra film. Prachi Desai looks nice, but seems too fake and uncomfortable. Zarina and Mini do justice to their characters. Raima’s character was too short, but she was decent as an actor.
Undoubtedly, the tone of the film is light, but it fails to entertain one bit. There is no concrete story and too many sub-plots simply spoil the show. The professional issues in Ishaan’s life were not needed and could have been avoided. The screenplay is highly inconsistent, and falters a lot. There are several silly moments in the film which add to the glitches. Director Kapil Sharma tried to fit in a lot into the movie which spans not more than 110 minutes. Perhaps this is the reason why he hurried up in the climax of the film, where inexplicably, everything in Ishaan’s life is sorted out and he becomes a changed man.
Despite this happy ending, the film is disappointing and can be avoided. But, if you are a die-hard fan of John, Chitrangada and/or Prachi, go ahead, you may perhaps not dislike the movie!