Please mat milo!
Too much of anything is bad and in the case of Milenge Milenge it’s been too much of a lot of things…. Too much delay time, too much undue publicity and too much trash to make even a Kareena and Shahid starer work. But then again this is not the Kareena and Shahid we are used to seeing onscreen today, it’s their younger versions when Shahid was still a kid and Kareena was no where near in her “zero figure” zone. Milenge Milenge was originally scheduled to release in December 2005 and would probably have been Bebo and Shahid’s second film after the unsuccessful Fida. But honestly, 5 years or not, I don’t think there was any hope for this heavily “inspired” fiasco!
Priya Malhotra (Kareena) is a rather silly college student whose ambition in life is to get married and have kids and hence she is searching for her Mr. Right. So desperate is she that when a formidable fortune teller tells her that she will meet her Mr. Right at 7 am, after 7 days wearing 7 colours she promptly believes her and waits for 7 days to pass as she pens down her 7 thoughts on 7 pages in her 7th diary! (okay… the last three 7s were not exact!). Thus enter Immy (Shahid; and yes I’m pretty sure that the film makers thought… arrey yaar Raj, Rahul, Prem has been done to death so lets go totally bizarre and name the lead immy!) and fate brings him to Priya after 7 fateful days! But alas Immy is not all that fateful… oh I mean faithful because he’s stolen Priya’s diary to become her perfect man and after this point you can pretty much predict the movie or you could just get home the DVD of Serendipity!
Milenge Milege has nothing that would pull the audiences… Shahid and Kareena are not a flavour anymore, the story is too sad and immature to hold any water, the songs are disastrously long and extremely unentertaining (remember that time when you could hear just an “oooooooooooo huzoor” in almost every second rickshaw!) and the overall appeal of the movie is so yesterday that I would even advise you to avoid it on TV. It reminds me of disasters like Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon, 36 China Town, Dosti etc etc. The comedy seems forced throughout barring a no-smoking speech by Shahid. I spent the first half of the film appalled at it’s sillyness and the second half bored by the amount of time that the film dragged on for … though actually it’s just about 2 hours long.
Oh! Also it’s not only the story line that seems inspired but also one of the dance sequences of the title song Milenge Milenge which is very reminiscent of Le Gayi Le Gayi from Dil Toh Pagal Hai.
With films like Knight and Day, The Last Airbender and I Hate Luv Storys, Milenge Milenge doesn’t stand a chance at the box office and honestly even if it had no competition at the box office there’s still a very slim chance of this film getting a full house.
When the makers of the film itself say things like the film is akin to an overgrown daughter who is finally getting married! I’d stay this one’s better not met!