Star Cast: Imran Khan, Kangana Ranaut and Vivan Bhathena.
Director: Nikhil Advani.
Producer: Siddharth Roy Kapur and Nikhi Advani.
Claps for: Performances, Humour, Direction and Drama.
Slaps for: Predictable and Old Storyline, Poor Characterizations and Songs.
What’s New: Presenting old wine in a new bottle with twists.
Popcorn Refill: Interval
Story: Madhav and Payal are college sweethearts, and are as different as chalk and cheese. While he is the shy and nerdy guy, she is the girl with a different and easy-going outlook towards life. With college coming to an end, they decide to get into a live-in-relationship.
However, Payal leaves Madhav on a sour note never to contact him again; on the other hand Madhav is busy making desperate attempts to get back to her despite all his friends calling it a useless try for a not-so-deserving girl.
Are his friends speaking the truth? Or is his belief in Payal the truth? Will it finally be Katti or Batti for the two? This journey of Madhav to get back to Payal forms the story of the movie.
Performances: Imran Khan is undoubtedly the surprise package of the movie. Yes he does get a lot more footage than Kangana, but he still has a strong screen presence and proves his mettle in every scene. He carries the entire movie on his shoulders, bringing back the same ‘Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na’ and ‘Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu’ charm with a dose of maturity.
We have seen Kangana Ranaut in much-more challenging roles; and this must have been a cakewalk for her. She looks gorgeous, and despite the footage given to Imran Khan, she manages to win hearts towards the last half an hour of the movie.
Imran and Kangana’s chemistry is refreshing and a treat to watch.
Be it Imran’s sister or his friends, all the supporting actors have done a commendable job!
Vivan Bhathena, who played the negative lead in last week’s release ‘Hero’ (by Nikhil Advani too), does a good job once again.
Direction: Nikhil Advani has got a different magic when it comes to melodramatic, romantic and emotional scenes. And here too, his magic works! While his last release ‘Hero’ lacked in every department, the only problem here is the storyline. Apart from that, the movie has been handled with a lot of care and maturity.
Advani makes sure the film is filled with humour or emotional scenes, and there is not a single dull scene that would make you yawn. However, the pace of the film could have been a bit faster.
Also, the characterizations could have been taken better care of.
However, he gives the audiences no time to look at the flaws as they are busy laughing or shedding tears. That’s where he wins and makes sure the film is a complete time pass flick for the viewers.
Combo-On-Offer: Romance + Comedy + Drama
Verdict: A time pass flick, it isn’t the kind that might win awards or get critical appraises but is the kind a group of friends, grown up or collegians, would enjoy and have a good time watching. Hence, we give it CLAPS.