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Vaah! Life Ho To Aisi
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When Henry Ford first introduced the concept of assembly line, he never dreamed that 90 years later, one Mahesh Manjrekar will use the same to construct one of the bigger duds of filmdom. Vaah! Life Ho To Aisi has passed through an assembly line where it's picked a camshaft from here, a valve tap from there, and the entire chassis from Shekhar Kapoor's shop. But not even the garnish, in the form of Sanjay Dutt in the full regalia of Yamaraj - The Snatcher Of Souls, can save this one.

The story is about Adi (Shahid Kapoor), his dialysis-dependent grandmother, his alcoholic uncle, his timid aunt, his bubbly sister Anjali, his 7 nephews and nieces, his girlfriend Piya (Amrita Rao), his enemies Indravardhan and Panki... well, let's just say it's about a big Indian parivaar.

Adi is a boy every Indian prays to the saints for. He has most of the qualities that result from being born into the middle-class, and some, from sheer directorial intervention - he is sweet, sexy, solicitous and doting, has a six-pack, and drives fantastic cars. Cutting short the long episode of familial bliss, clichéd pranks and puppy love (you, however, will have to sit through it all), we'll start where Adi ends his life in a road accident. And finds himself seated in a vintage 1927 Chevrolet, with Yama (Sanjay Dutt) sporting Ray-Bans.

Ordinarily, a lifetime's worth of religious upbringing would have come crashing down - imagine yourself finding Samael in Versace or Mal'akh Ha-Mavet driving a Porche? But not for Adi. He befriends the avant-garde snatcher-of-souls, and in return gets a 7-day breather to settle his earthly scores.

Down below, his family is being plagued by a checklist full of maladies. There are creditors who surreptitiously want to take over Adi's massive yet decrepit bungalow, there are unsuitable suitors for Piya, and there is a piggish would-be-pa-in-law of Anjali, bent upon skinning the ladkiwaalas.

How Adi comes alive to the occasion and brings nemesis to the trouble-makers, makes up the remaining part of the tale. He is helped by Fakira (Arshad Warsi), who is a conduit between the 2 worlds. But Arshad, with his Hanuman Chalisa recitals and art-of-living-for-lost-spirits gig, will not be able to help the movie either.

Vaah! Life Ho To Aisi is a mélange of cut-copy-paste scenes. There is nothing original about the plot, the presentation, or the climax. If you are unlucky to have watched Pyaar Ka Saaya, which itself was a direct lift from Ghost, you'll find the Fakira sequence odious, and, after Anil Kapoor's Mr. India, Shahid's invisible gimmicks, trite. Origanility is flouted brazenly when Shahid does his floating-in-air and changing-his-size scenes. Kids, even the very small ones, have seen it once, and seen it all, already.

Himesh Reshammiya's tuning to Sameer's lyrics is a bit offbeat. The music on the whole is fast-paced but raucous, and the songs are not backed by good choreography.

The movie has two pluses - cute, smart kids, and Sanjay Dutt. We would have liked to add Amrita Rao too, but the lady's presence is too thinned out to register. The sheer number of the youngsters makes their presence chaotic where it should have been enjoyable. However, you'll find yourself smirking despite yourself whenever Yama makes his presence on screen. Fan or not, you'll enjoy Sanjay stealing the flick right from under Shahid's nose.

Unless you are very young, or old enough to have young kids of your own, keep away.
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NOORKASEH MASUD on 5th Mar 2006, 9:02pm | Permalink
I am fan shahid kapoor and amrita rao, I am very like both of them, because they acting very good.But I hope coming soon film diector india can get shahid and amrita rao to act again, and many chacarter need for shahid and amrita rao in romantic act,because them very ideal couple.
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