Kareeb is what it tells... in true sense you should go near it …to witness the cutest romantic movie...
Some well known philosopher has said the most difficult thing in this world is to keep things simple and yet effective. And this is what Kareeb nearly achieves. Still at heart Kareeb is carrying a very simple tale of love which is held under siege not by some ugly and frightening villain but by situation aroused out of lies. Kareeb is not DDLJ and neither has it wanted to be, because its beauty lies in the simplicity of the story-telling and the pureness of its characters which one can see through Neha's eyes.
Birju played by Bobby may be a liar but at heart he is a nice man who wants his love at any cost even if he has to tell lies or steal money. Kareeb's first half is marvelous to say the least in fact I can go forward and say it has some of the most beautiful romantic screen moments; rarely seen now days.
Neha fits into the character exceedingly well. Her no make-up look, her innocent voice only adds to the character. Bobby is good too but I won’t say he was the best suited for this role. Johny Lever was a bit repetitive but was funny also. Shauabh Shukla does add to the humor in the story with his acting skills.
But what must be truly appreciated is the cinematography and music of the movie. If the romance comes out so beautifully in this movie all the credit must go to the above two departments. Especially the scene at lake, shot at night with all those burning lamps, is one of the finest shots ever taken in a Hindi cinema and one of my most favorite too. All the songs in spite of being very situational are pleasant to ears.
Vidhu Vinod Chopra has again churned out a gem ... a gem that would take its time to be recognized but I am sure it will go down into the annals of movie History as one of the cutest romantic film made.
I will go for 5/5 for this gem.