Good old Connection
Aziz Mirza films have a connection. While watching this movie, you can't help thinking about the earlier movies, he has made. While, I could relate quite a bit to Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, my friend got reminded of Yes Boss. Like RBGG, this is a story of a talented youth, Raj (Shahid), looking for a break in the big city. There is a girl Priya (Vidya Balan) with ideals and a golden heart, untouched by the greed of money all around. Then, there is a 'cause', of a community center to make way for construction of a new mall. There is a council of the elderly, who observe and patronise the budding romance and give their sign of approval. On the other side, there is the evil world of business, where there is no consideration for emotions or goodness. Where success always comes at a big cost, and sometimes one has to make the ultimate sacrifice, choose between money and love. Our protagonist is torn between the two worlds, between not-so-easily available success and love. There is an attractive woman who can facilitate your ride up the corporate ladder, for some personal favours. In the end, the hero makes the right choices, wins over the corporate nay-sayers and his love. After all, business can also have a humane touch.
Shahid is good, though watch out for strong resemblance to SRK at times. Vidya is sweet and again, not getting many points for her fashion sense. Other supporting cast play their part. Music from Pritam is average to good. Not in the same league as Shahid's Jab We Met or some of his other popular tracks.
Good overpowers evil. In reel life for timebeing, waiting for an encore in real life. If you liked RBGG or Yes Boss, you will like this new remixed version, too. And if you had not seen them, then you will most likely enjoy this movie.