Director: Barnali Ray Shukla
Producer: Vipul Shah
Banner: Sunshine Pictures Pvt. Ltd.
Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Star Cast: Rahul Bose, Shefali Shah, Sumeet Raghavan, Neetu Chandra, Manmeet Singh, Kunal Kumar, Amin Hajee, Om Puri
May 27, 2011
What happens when a niche actor is paired opposite a talented actress in an unconventional 'luv' story - you expect the movie to do well at least for the class of an audience, if not the mass! Now consider this, an endowed actor, a gifted actress, a lousy script and an excruciatingly embarrassing central character—too much of a risk to go in favor of the actors. And that is exactly what has happened to 'Kucch Luv Jaisaa'. Just makes us wonder what made Rahul Bose add this flick to his filmography in the first place? A deliberate attempt of ruining reputation, for nothing else could be a reason strong enough than this. As for Shefali Shah, agreed your beau is a producer and you a talented actress, bored of acting beyond-your-age, and want to showcase your 'oomph' factor but is this the way? Whoa, wish 'Kucch Luv Jaisaa' was 'Kucch Movie Jaisaa', as nothing can define the movie better than the word 'debacle'. Straight into the duds of 2011!
Wondering what went so wrong with the movie? Well, there are two reasons. First, the movie is for a selective audience (read: homemakers) and second (the best one), the selective audience need to pay to see themselves being portrayed stupid and insane in the big screen. Who on earth can buy this fact? For those who have already pre-booked the tickets, tough luck. Your hard-earned greens are down-the-drain. As for those who would have waited for the review, you sure owe us something. Director Barnali Ray Shukla needs to get this fact straight that gone are the days when Indian women actually paid for watching themselves being portrayed as nerds. Not for a single moment, do you sympathize with the character, forget empathizing. In fact, it wouldn't be an overstatement if we say that while watching the flick, you may just feel like that the foolish female deserves to suffer.
The plot of the movie revolves around a woman who is facing mid-life crises. Her husband has forgotten her birthday. In order to feel-good, she indulges in retail therapy. And just when she is in the middle of it, she chances upon a rugged, manly dude who fools her into believing that he is a detective, when he is a wanted terrorist in actuality. Here starts a journey that takes you to a no-man's-land where everything is simply intolerable. So we have a sophisticated, well-read, urban woman who tries everything to look idiotic and downright irrational. If you don’t believe us take this—first, she moves into a hotel room with a self-proclaimed detective and then when she finds out about his foul play, she returns to the hotel room to talk to him, in order to run away. Arrghss.. too much torture for the eyes and the mind!
Just as the script has nothing to offer, so have the actors. Rahul Bose is best when he is in the mute mode, for the moment he opens his mouth, out pops gibberish words in an accent that you must have never heard before. And this is supposed to be the enunciation that the Mumbai hitmen often use. As for Shefali Shah, she is not to be blamed for the shallow script offers nothing to her. Though she does put in all her efforts to seem cute and scatterbrained, it is the soul of the character that is such a turn-off. And if this were anything less, the chemistry between the two is another thing you might just have to forgive and forget. By and large,' Kucch Luv Jaisaa' has every ingredient you can ask for, to push it into the pothole—a lousy script, some ice-cold performances, and portrayal of Indian women as bimbos!
Last Call: Don't go for it even if someone gives you a free ticket. Have a sleepy, snoozy weekend!
Kucch Luv Jaisaa Pre-release Review
Without a doubt, love is the flavor of the season. After the Y-Films recent release ‘Luv Ka The End’, it’s ’Kucch Luv Jaisaa’ up on the to-be-released list. But this time, the teens falling for teens in the college concept has been replaced by adult and mature individuals. ‘Kucch Luv Jaisaa’ marks the second movie of leading protagonists Rahul Bose and Shefali Shah together, after they portrayed a married couple in Aparna Sen’s ’15 Park Avenue’. This romantic comedy has been directed by debutant Barnali Ray Shukla, who had earlier assisted Ramgopal Varma on the critically acclaimed ‘Satya’. Presented under the banner Sunshine Pictures Pvt. Ltd., the movie is produced by Vipul Shah. The melodious and interesting soundtrack is composed by Pritam Chakraborty and written by Irshad Kamil. ‘Kucch Luv Jaisaa’ is slated for a May 27, 2011 release.
‘Kucch Luv Jaisaa’ revolves around a one-day adventure which brings together a bored housewife and a runaway criminal, journeying you through some rib-tickling dialogues and a hilarious ride. It’s Mrs. Madhu Saxena’s (Shefali Shah) birthday and as expected, her husband has forgotten it. All thanks to his busy and taxing schedule, Shravan Saxena (Sumeet Raghavan) is always reminded of her birthday by his secretary. As always, he ends up calling her too late. But this time instead of cribbing over her destiny and sulking for the next four years (her birthday falls on February 29), she chooses to reinvent herself and thus, sets herself on the move. Being a brand-conscious shopaholic, Madhu decides to celebrate her birthday by indulging in shopping. However, just when she is doing so, she gets caught up with a stranger Raghav (Rahul Bose), a criminal being hunted by the police, whom she assumes to be a private detective.
How the two express their likeness for each other and how their hatred culminates into good understanding forms the twists and turns of the story. But that’s not all. How will Madhu react to after she discovers Raghav’s reality? Will she agree to help him in absconding from the police? Set yourself free as Madhu and Raghav present you a one-day adventure that changes their lives forever. Will it be for good or bad? Will Rahul Bose and Shefali Shah be able to strike connect with the audience with their loving and romantic tactics, considering both are known for exhibiting character roles? Let’s wait till May 27, 2011 when ‘Kucch Luv Jaisaa’ hits the silver screen and see how love graduates between people and situations.