Great music, lyrics, photography and direction
Kachche Daage is not a great film, but it's highly watchable with some really fun moments. Directed by Milan Luthria, who also directed Chori Chori (2003) and Deewaar (2004).I'm not sure why this film got so trounced by the critics - it's much better than a lot of other crap movies.
Saif and Ajay perform really well together - they have macho chemistry! And both of these wonderful men look really handsome and cool here. Saif plays the go-getter successful city yuppie willing to risk it all on his deals - while his illegitimate half-brother Ajay has turned to stealing to vent his anger at being rejected by the society for being a bastard.
The music and dance numbers are also worth seeing. There are some colorful hot qawwali numbers with lots of swaying guys feeling excessively soulful. Manisha looks lovely and she has some tender chemistry with Ajay. Saif is paired with Namrita Shirodkar who fits as the yuppie girl friend.
I really like this film. Perhaps that year it just had too much competition: 1999 was the year that Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Taal came out. I recommend it especially for Saif and Ajay fans. There's lots of exploding trucks, hand held rockets, fight scenes, horse & train stunts and good music. It's a cult movie!
Rating: 4 / 5