“Ranvir aur Ranvir”
Every one loves a sweet romantic comedy, from west to our desi masala this genre of films is liked in large numbers. But many times either the romance is missing or the humour part is missing, and there are such times that both are missing. “Ugly aur Pagli” sound like another sweet romantic comedy, but is it or something different?
Kabir [Ranvir Shorey] an engineering student leaving a carefree life is one of our main protagonists of this movie. He accidentally meets Kuhu [Mallika Sherawat], a girl who loves to booze and boss over guys. One meets to another leads them close to each other. Thus starts a ride to journey of Kuhu and Kabirs friendship which leads to love.
Kabir tries to express his love to Kuhu, but fails as Kuhu on other side has her past and is not able to come out of it.
Music by Annu Mallik is bad and too many songs spoil the pace of the film. “Talli ho Gayi” is the best. Besides this rest are slowing down the pace of the film. Story is just basic one line like all romantic movies has. But it’s the screenplay which is important in this type of movies. Here the screenplay fails as the routine life of Kuhu and Kabir fails to grow after a certain time. Plus many cinematic liberties are taken, and plenty of times you need some explanations which are not given. This affects the movie in big way. Also the pace in second half slows down. Few songs and scenes if edited could have made a good impact to the film. What work are the dialogs and one liner for Ranvir Shorey. They give you some good laugh in the first half of the movie.
Sachin Khot direction required some more maturity and depth. When you are watching this movie you just feel it’s going on and on but now rising after a certain level. An experienced direction was required. But the initial scenes between Ranvir and Mallika are great and hilarious. He has handled the humour properly, if it would be bit more movie would had been great.
Performance wise Mallika Sherawat has done her part with proper justice, but one does miss her “Pyaar ke side effects”. Ranvir is the best in the entire movie along with the good witty dialogs in first half. Together they gel and look great. Also in many scenes the expressions and reactions of Ranvir are excellent. He has done this role with 100% dedication and satisfaction. Tinnu Anand, Sushmita Mukherjee, Bharti Achrekar are fine in short role.
So….”bol meri ‘Filmi Khopdi’ is film mein kitna hain dum???”
Dum hain, Ranvir’s performance and a good first half make this romantic comedy worth a watch once. Don’t expect it to be another “Pyaar ke side effects” or else be ready to face a big disappointment. You feel let down in the end as all the effort goes in vain due to weak script and screenplay.
Rating – 2.25/5