Claps for: Fawad and his princely charm.
Slaps for: Sonam Kapoor(without Fawad in the frame).
Popcorn refill: During the interval.
Story: The story of this film follows the love affair between a royal prince and a royal misfit, as they put it in the posters. It's not a story that you haven't seen before so don't go with expectations of getting any kind of surprise twists in the film. It's a typical fairy tale romance that can set every girl's heart aflutter.
Performances: Sonam Kapoor was as expected, not that bad but not that great either. At times it felt like she was trying hard to fit in as a royal misfit. Fawad Khan was spot on in his role as a prince. Royal in every way, the managed to mesmerize us with his charm on-screen. Ratna Pathak Shah seemed like the right choice for the role she played, though not very different from what we saw her play in the popular television series 'Sarabhai v/s Sarabhai'. Kirron Kher deserves a special mention for getting full attention every time she was seen on-screen.
Direction: Director Shashanka Ghosh kept in mind that this film has a fairytale element to it and he gave us exactly that. Sadly, we weren't exposed to anything we haven't seen before in Bollywood, but for whatever he presented us with, we aren't complaining. The direction of this film projects the movie smoothly; perhaps a little more intensity could be used.
Combo-on-Offer: Fawad Khan + Fairytale romance + Smile as you leave the theatre= Safe to watch.
Final Verdict: We give the film claps because although it is not a new inspiring story, it presents us with something we have loved watching over the years. Somethings just never fade out, fairytale romances (no matter how clichÃ©d) are required every once in a while in Bollywood.