In an era where only three kinds of movies (Masala flicks, “Art” cinema, and Movies with a social message) have been getting all the limelight, Deepak Tijori’s ‘Do Lafzon Ki Kahani’ promised to bring back the true-blue romantic genre that will make you go “Aww” and shed a few tears. But does it live up to its promise? Read on to find out…
Star Cast: Randeep Hooda, Kajal Aggarwal, Mamik, Dhiraj Shetty and Yuri Suri
Director: Deepak Tijori
Producer: Jayantilal Gada, Dhiraj Shetty, Avinaash V Rai, Dhaval Jayantilal Gada and Deepak Tijori
Claps: Performances and Songs
Slaps: Clichéd Storyline and Editing
Popcorn Refill: Interval
What’s New: Nothing
Plot: Sooraj, a once-upon-a-time boxer with a dark past, works three shifts a day to make a living. One night, he meets a blind girl Jenny. Soon, the two fall in love with each other and he decides to get back to his old days of boxing to earn and settle with the love of his life.
Things take a turn when Sooraj finds a ray of hope to get Jenny’s eyesight back. But on one condition- taking a step that might take him away from her, or worse- kill him.
Performances: Randeep Hooda, take a bow for yet another terrific performance after ‘Laal Rang’ and ‘Sarbjit’. Romance is a genre he hasn’t explored much in the past but he manages to pull it off so well without going overboard and keeping it natural. He is a complete delight to watch as the introvert and brooding Sooraj. Thankfully, neither did the script nor did the director ask him to go for an image makeover from being a rough-and-tough guy to a chocolaty boy!
Despite having not much to do, Kajal Aggarwal charms as the blind girl.
It is the sweet chemistry between Hooda’s silent and brooding Sooraj and Aggarwal’s chirpy and full-of-life Jenny that makes this movie worth the watch.
The rest of the cast has lent a good support.
Direction: ‘Do Lafzon Ki Kahani’ is completely different movie from what Tijori has directed in the past and he delivers a much matured and better flick than what he has previously given to us.
The romantic angle between Hooda and Aggarwal is quite bland- some might like it, and some might call it boring. Personally, I liked the different approach (saves me from writing “clichéd direction” in the ‘Slaps’ section)! And when Hooda is not romancing, he is busy dodging and hitting a few punches to get the applauses from the single screen audiences.
The movie takes its own pace to develop, and keeps juggling between Randeep’s romantic saga with Kajal and his boxing sequences. However, it is this juggling between two themes of the movie that could have been chalked out more properly inside the editing room or during the scripting stage.
The biggest drawback of the movie is its predictable plot filled with several Bollywood clichés – a lonely man with a dark past who finds love, blind and full-of-life girl and the suspense before the interval (which is something you too would have guessed during the course of the movie but I am not supposed to reveal since this is a spoiler-free review).
Overall, ‘Do Lafzon Ki Kahani’ is a sweet one-time watch flick if you love romantic flicks- but do not expect anything magical to happen.
Combo-On-Offer: Romance + Drama
Verdict: We give the movie CLAPS for making a decent attempt at the romantic genre, along with yet another splendid performance by Randeep Hooda.