Star Cast: Sunny Deol, Kangana Ranaut, Prem Chopra and Navin Chowdhry.
Directors: Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru
Producer: T- Series
Claps For: Background music, Sunny Deol, Direction and Cinematography.
Slaps For: First half, stretching the movie and unnecessary songs.
Popcorn Refill: Interval, or any time during the first half!
Story: It’s 31st December! Randhir (Sunny Deol), who lives in Chicago, plans to give his life a new turn by getting married to his girlfriend. However, things take a turn when he and his group of friends get drunk and instead of one of his friends, Randhir boards the plane to New York while he is asleep. He wakes up in New York mistaking it for Chicago and catches a taxi to get back to his home. Upon his arrival, he realizes that he is not in his own house, not with his father, and surely not in Chicago. He is at Tiku’s place, a girl who shares the same house address with him. Is it just luck? Or destiny has some other plans for the two this New Year’s eve?
Performances: Sunny Deol shines. He is seen in a completely different avatar from his usual angry-man image whose one stare is enough to scare the enemies and shouts on top of his voice. He is a simple, adorable and calm man who stands for what he believes in. It is a delight to watch Deol adapt a different body language and style of acting. He is at his natural best, the way we have loved him for years!
Coming to Kangana Ranaut, she looks gorgeous, but has been given a role where all she has to do is listen to her boyfriend’s tantrums and shed tears, watch Sunny Deol fall in love with her and shed tears, walk around and cry. Yes, surely not what anyone would expect from her after ‘Queen’ and ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ where she was given more importance. Not that Deol is given more importance, but he clearly overshadows her- be it performance-wise or role-wise. No wonder she was against the release of this much-delayed film.
Prem Chopra is a delight to watch. He has a small but nice role as Sunny Deol’s supportive and caring father.
Navin Chowdhry does the best he can. Poor guy has just been given the role to come and shout at Kangana and Sunny time and again. Repeating him once in even half-an-hour gets irritating.
Direction: Kudos to the directors Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru for making this movie! They could have easily given it a very entertaining and cheesy-romantic movie angle but don’t. Plus, having the story located in the States, they could have opted for a very Punjabi-styled movie with clichéd over-the-top Punjabi characters, and a royal Muslim family as the neighbors. But they don’t! The direction is very beautiful and lovely; the romantic scenes are worth remembering! They give it a sweet, silent and romantic feel to the movie.
The movie’s story does have many flaws but their wonderful direction makes up for it. For example- the audience’s usually do not get convinced when the lead couple fall in love within a few days of meeting, but here, they make the love look convincing enough even though the entire movie revolves around one night!
However, the biggest flaw of the movie is that it has been stretched, which keeps testing the patience of the audiences at times!
Overall, they succeed in giving what they wanted to!
Combo-on-Offer: Cute and romantic moments + Foot-tapping songs.
Verdict: The film would suffer loss due to less publicity and releasing along with ‘Bahubali’. If you are a die-hard romantic film fan and have seen/don’t want to see ‘Bahubali’ then this movie is for you!