Kyon Mile, Is Film Ke Ticket?
It’s dangerous to touch upon natural calamities with unholy intentions when your sole purpose is to encash on public sentiments…
Part time artist Akshay (Emraan Hashmi) meets up ultra rich Sanjana (Soha) in Cape Town and they start bonding together, so well that she moves to live in with him. Her businessman father (Sachin Khedekar) hardly has any time for family affairs and so she has a green signal from his side. Akshay belongs to a different category; very reactive, often sounding rude and stubborn. Due to this he is unable to adjust with anybody on his career front. Frustration starts building up in him, and that Sanjana pays everything up for him only makes things miserable for him. Continuous misunderstandings lead to their separation.
Time passes by and Akshay, now finally with some firm ground below his feet, is flying to Mumbai for official work. He meets Sanjana in the flight, who is also traveling to Mumbai. What they don’t know is that God Almighty has fixed one of the most traumatic day in the history of Mumbai, for them to meet up, discuss and possibly reconcile…
Looks an interesting premise for an intense love story, but what comes out as the final product is far away from the desired effect. The part of the scenario based in Cape Town has some better moments but ever since they split, the writing goes haywire. The heavy rains and flood sequences recreation (somewhere near Bhandup) are so tacky and artificially shot, it really hurts. It’s at most at par with modern day TV serial special effects.
Many sequences don’t make sense - Sanjana’s father’s ignorance, the whole sequence of electricity bill non-payment followed by power cut (hard to digest manual payment in today’s world running on internet payment gateway systems; and btw they don’t switch off the power without warnings and follow ups in those countries), the artificial surprise act in the plane, and the ultimate plastic romance and philosophical discussion amidst the floods; are all under developed subplots. Only a few dialogues are good. Special effects and cinematography are average; Soha never looked so ordinary ever.
Performances: Bhatt camp is famous for provisioning strong character actors apart from the lead pair, but not this time. There is hardly anybody else around in those 2+ hours, and it becomes very tedious to watch the lead pair alone. Emraan tries hard to emulate a bitter and frustrated Rajesh Khanna, but falls short somewhere. Soha tries to be as natural as possible, but her appearance lets her down. In fact her rich character looks poorer than the out-of-work Akshay. Sachin Khedekar is efficient in one scene appearance.
Music: Some good lyrics by Sayeed Qadri are composed well by Pritam. The only problem is that the tunes and their meters (and the singers) seem very repetitive and regular Pritam factory churn out.