It is a Friday morning - the day when an average fullhyd.com reviewer wakes up bright and early, uses the stem of the finest neem tree to brush his teeth, travels all the way to Gandipet for a morning dip, pays homage to his God, the Cheepa-taaka-dam-dam Bambose, puts on one of his two sets of clothing (the set exclusively used on this auspicious day), and steps into a movie theater with a prayer on his lips.
And he still gets to hear dialogs like this:
Main tumhaare pyaar ki aag mein jalne ke liye tayyaar hoon
Tumhaare upar apni jawaani lutaane ke liye bekaraar hoon
What would happen if he did not go through his weekly ritual? One can only shudder to think.
Breaking away from tradition, or something like it, we give you the story in a nut shell. Boy 1 (Sharad Kapoor as Jaidev, the bodygaurd), henceforth referred as B1, loves Girl 1 (Manisha Koirala as Mallika, the pop diva), henceforth referred as G1, who loves Boy 2 (Aryan Vaid as Rahul, the music company MD), henceforth referred as B2, who is in love with Girl 2 (Preeti Jhangiani as Rashmi, the rising star), henceforth referred as G2, who loves B2. So far, it looks like the case of crap telling puke it smells good. But, it does not stop there.
Since G1 cannot have B2, G1 holds a press conference in which she tells whoever is listening (which by definition consists only of those for whom there is no hope in any quarter) that they are still an item. G2, who up until now had firmly held that gossip magazines feed on the readers' primitive needs, finds this a good time to start believing in them. Not in the magazines, her primitive needs. She goes to B2's house and comes up with this gem of an outburst:
Mard ki bhook ek aurat se nahi mit ti
Woh hamesha naye jaanwar ki talaash karta hai
Not one to be outdone, B2 goes to G1 and mouths something more inane:
Aurat jab apni jagah se uth ti hai to Devi ban jaati hai
Par jab girti hai to neechta ki hadein paar kar deti hai
Whoever thought that the simple acts of standing up and sitting down could take such profound proportions where the female of the species are concerned?
Enough said about the script. For a model, Aryan Vaid is pretty good, and we are not comparing him to anyone in particular. Serious. Preeti Jhangiani does not get much scope to portray her acting skills but more than makes up for that by shedding her clothes and putting her tongue in Aryan Vaid's mouth, a la Negar Khan in Ab Bas... What do we say about Manisha Koirala? As we have come to expect, she has a 'grand' screen presence.
To sign off, here is another one:
Mard ki aankhon mein aansoo ache nahi lagte
Dunno about that but standing alone at the ticket window, I am not sure how good I looked.