Does Pamela Anderson have a sister? Well, Pam has at least two things in common with our girl here, and we are not talking about the last name. And thankfully, this keeps you distracted from the main feature, which otherwise would have you throwing up all over your seat.
But a thought does go out for those people who had this flick painstakingly dubbed in Hindi. Wonder what they were thinking about when they decided to do that - actually, were they thinking at all?
Well, when you read 'Beauty And The Beast' in your nursery classes, you might have wished that it would be made into the movie. But trust these guys to turn your dream into a nightmare. This happens to be a story that is loosely - very loosely - based on that childhood fairy tale. Mary (Paula Anderson) is the queen of a mountain tribe who has sworn to destroy an ogre troubling her people for long. But her attempt badly backfires when the ogre manages to overpower her and keeps her captive in his fortress.
Fate plays her twists, and she finally does achieve her end, but hardly in the way that she had originally planned. The story, though not original, has some steam but all that suffers a bad beating, thanks to terrible screenplay and horrible acting. The actors, especially the leading lady, make you think they are running on battery that keeps running out every few minutes. The result is a jumpy ride with spurts of articulate acting and long phases of expressionless dialogue delivery.
Either the dialogue-writer must have been under-paid for the job or he is a complete natural at corny humor, intentional or otherwise. In the end, you come out wishing that either you had never read that fairytale or had kept miles away from this flick.
Who was it that said, "Careful what you wish for, it just might come true...?" Well,
never mind that now.