Director: Kunal Kohli
Producer: Aditya Chopra, Kunal Kohli
Banner: Yash Raj Films
Music Director: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Lyricist: Prasoon Joshi
Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Razzak Khan, Mahesh Thakur, Ayushi Burman, Rachit Sidana, Akshat Chopra, Taranna Raja Kapoor, Rani Mukherjee, Rishi Kapoor, Sharat Saxena and Baby Shriya Sharma
Release Date: 27th June 2008
The much awaited Kunal Kohli film ‘Thoda Pyar Thoda Magic’ has released. However, we could not see the film creating any magic with the audience. One of the major flaws of the film is its story, which seems to be way too predictable. You watch the movie and the story of Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Nanny McPhee, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke, City of Angels, and other similar movies comes into mind. Then, there is the usual representation of the bad girl in skimpy clothes and the good girl as fully clothed, from head to toe.
Why can’t Bollywood grow out of these stereotypical images is a question I’m still not able to find an answer to. Anyways, getting back to Thoda Pyar Thoda Magic, the movie has used some good, if not really great, computer graphics. The kids are going to enjoy watching the scenes in which Rani does magic. Even its cartoon interludes manage to bring a smile on your face. Except from a few drab ones, the dialogues are quite good and even the background score is hummable. As for the songs, Shankar, Ehsaan & Loy have proved themselves once again.
The best aspect of Thoda Pyar Thoda Magic is the superb performances by its cast. Rani is excellent and manages to bring freshness into the film with her bubbly character. Even the four kids, Akshat Chopra, Shriya Sharma, Rachit Sidana and Ayushi Berman, are endearing and manage to impress you. Though Saif doesn’t get to explore his potential much in the first half, he is admirable in the second half. Even Amisha Patel is charming in her slightly comic role. All in all, it is a film worth watching only for the good performances and Kunal Kohli’s direction.
Thoda Pyar Thoda Magic Pre-release Review
After the success of ‘Hum Tum’ and ‘Fanaa’, Kunal Kohli is set to woo the audience once again. This time, he has come with the film ‘Thoda Pyar Thoda Magic’, revolving around a businessman, four kids and one angel. To be released under the banner of Yash Raj Films, it has been co-produced by Aditya Chopra and Kunal Kohli. While Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have given the music for the film, Prasoon Joshi is its lyricist. The star cast comprises of Saif Ali Khan, Razzak Khan, Mahesh Thakur, Ayushi Burman, Rachit Sidana, Akshat Chopra, Rani Mukherjee, Rishi Kapoor, Sharat Saxena and Shriya Sharma.
‘Thoda Pyar Thoda Magic’ revolves around the life of Ranbeer Talwar (Saif Ali Khan), one of the top industrialists in the country. He lives the life of a loner, not by choice, but because life took everyone he loved, away from him. He is extremely successful as far as material things are concerned, but deep in his heart, he still yearns for the love which he could never get. Then, there are four orphan kids, Vashisht (Akshat Chopra), Aditi (Shriya Sharma), Iqbal (Rachit Sidana) and Avantika (Ayushi Berman), who have decided to live life by themselves.
All is going well in the life of Ranbeer, when suddenly a twist comes and he ends up in a very-very uncomfortable situation. He is given a rare and landmark court verdict, which requires him to look after the four orphan children - Vashisht, Aditi, Iqbal and Avantika. Though the kids hate him, they come to stay with him, with the sole aim of taking revenge. On the other hand, he isn’t too happy with the judgment either. For certain reasons, he finds it extremely difficult to live with the kids in the same house, under one roof. In short, all of them are totally unhappy.
One day, Ranbeer and the kids pray to God to help them and provide a way out of this mess. Instead of granting them their wish as it is, he sends his most naughty, innocent and totally adorable angel on earth, Geeta (Rani Mukerji). She comes bicycling down a rainbow, with the aim of bringing Ranbeer and the kids together, and barges into his house as the self-proclaimed new nanny. As time moves on, all six of them find themselves on a roller coaster ride of fun, emotions, magic and love. Will Geeta be able to succeed or will the kids and Ranbeer be lonely throughout their life? To know the answer, wait for the movie!