Fantasies and fairy-tale knights seem to be riding high this week, at least in the cinemas all over town. Only, you wish you were out of town for the week.
The 'Guest House' is a water hole for passing traffic, run by a girl-in-gown called Shanti who has these fantastic notions of true love, but settles for whatever she finds around her. Believing that one of these night crusades will lead her to discover her knight in shining armour.
What finally comes to her is this hunk that is hitchhiking to the next town. She certainly is not very happy about this guy, who is always in worn-out jeans and dirty kurtas, to become the love of her life.
But fate has other plans, and thanks to a six-shooter that he miraculously produces when some baddies happen to show up, our lover-boy wins his lady's heart. Just as Shanti softens up, however, he decides to give her the slip. So depressed is our maid of honor on discovering her hunk gone that she takes to the bottle with gusto.
Not to mention, the baddies too return now that the Colt-wielding hero is gone. At this fateful moment, who should enter but a true-blue knight, full with black cape, white horse, et al. And who else should this be but for our runaway-'groom'. It is soon discovered that our no-good bum is actually a bored millionaire who has been everywhere and done everything. And his joyride to the guesthouse was to sneak in adventure into his life.
And the reason that he runs away the night that he finally wins his girl is that he wants to make her dreams come true. Which he goes on to do in style - the goons are vanquished and peace is restored, and our knight returns to his empire with his maiden-love in his arms.
It's a pretty story but unusually badly narrated, the acting is passable (that, on a comparative scale for these movies, should be read as great). The background music is what actually massacres the movie. Alternating between soulful wailing and garish grunge, it launches an unassailable assault on your cringing eardrums! There's plenty of scope for those roll-in-the-hay scenes, but only a couple see the light of day, thanks to our censors.
Watchable, but strictly for the desperados only. But make sure that the soundtrack
is shut off; the dialogues don't make a difference, anyway.