A Sunny Leone movie that has more music directors than actors in the credit list can only mean one thing - the makers are going to bank on their heroine and raunchy songs to make the movie a success. Except that this one also has the highly versatile Ram Kapoor playing a besotted man. Then again, the trailers are not very impressive, and give you the impression that it is a sex comedy, which it is, sort of. So let's quit the guessing game and take a quick look at Kuch Kuch Locha Hai.
Praveen Patel (Ram Kapoor) is infatuated with the hot Bollywood star Shanaya (Sunny Leone). He is a married man with a grown son Jigar (Navdeep Chhabra) who has his eyes on Naina (Evelyn Sharma). The not-so-fit Praveen, however, despite a wife and family, dreams of Shanaya all the time. And when he wins a Valentine's Day contest that gives him a date with Shanaya, his world seems complete, if complicated. But then he is not really thinking things through.
Shanaya, on the other hand, is preparing for the role of a Gujarati bahu, and she needs to learn more about how to play that character. Praveen seems like the ideal source of inspiration, given that he is so typically middle-class, even in Malaysia. While on the date with Praveen she mentions her desire to learn the nuances of a Gujarati household, and he, of course, is willing to lay down his life to accommodate her.
There is one small twist, however. Praveen is petrified of his wife and of society, and this little harmless dalliance with the sexy Shanaya is sure to raise a few eyebrows. He needs to keep all of this a secret from his family, while helping out the actress. How he does it and what happens thereafter is the basic premise of this film.
Not an original plot by any means, the story of Kuch Kuch Locha Hai is pretty predictable. And every little twist and turn that has been incorporated to make this a laugh riot is convoluted and not so funny. The dialogues with the liberally distributed innuendos are sure to get irritating within the first 15 minutes. Add to that the skin show and the fact that Praveen, predictably, makes a complete fool of himself, and you have yet another tasteless sex comedy that does not really appeal to your sensibilities.
The problem with the screenplay seems to be that the writer was trying too hard to be funny. None of the dialogues or scenes exhibits any subtlety, yet it is not exactly a slapstick movie. The rather coarse mixture of double entendre and in-your-face skin show and lecherousness makes watching the film difficult. And you may just squirm in your seats with the crudity of the visuals, although nothing is X-rated.
Ram Kapoor, known for his immense girth as well as talent, is not his best in this movie, and his discomfort comes across at times. He seems awkward, and his performance seems rather forced. On the other hand, Sunny Leone seems to get better with each movie, or at least more confident. She plays her part with ease. Navdeep Chhabra, who debuts with this film, is somewhat cocky, but it suits his characters. And Evelyn Sharma is more than the usual bimbette that she usually portrays.
The film is shot mostly in Malaysia, and the outdoor locations are visually more appealing than the sets. In fact, the indoor sets look more like the ones you see on television. The costumes are slightly garish, keeping in tune with the story. The cinematography is average, and the songs less than. The editing is effective.
This is not a movie you would want to watch with your family and children, although the visuals are pretty harmless by today's standards. Actually, it is not a movie you'd want to watch at all, unless you want to feast your eyes on Sunny Leone. Do not expect to either laugh or get involved in the story, though.