Fresh out of the oven, is how you would describe Neal 'N' Nikki. The presentation is chic and the music is awesome. What is lacking is a little cover-up - there are almost too many semi-nude bodies, both male and female, whirling around on screen. Not that it will bother you. On the contrary.
Uday Chopra plays the son of Dolly and Baldev, Gurneal Ahluwalia, a. k. a. Neal. After some tentative escape strategies fail, Neal is finally cornered into consenting to marry a Bhatinda belle, Sweetie (Richa Pallod). Agreeing that tying the knot is indeed a sacred ritual, he proposes going on one last yatra of bliss and bash - alone. Neal decides to treat himself with a fast-track 21-day crash-course on how to screw anything walking in a skirt.
Neal's wild side makes him backpack across Canada, with a lusty itinerary chalked across his carnal calendar. He wants to make as many entries in his romance roster as the short period before he stands at the altar, allows.
Nikita Bakshi (Tanisha Mukerji) is a young rich babe, who is nursing her recent romantic break-up with shots of Tequila. She is an up-for-anything kinda chick - quirky, cute, crazy and sensuous, with a husky voice to top it all.
Neal and Nikki meet serendipitously, and ...get hooked. Like the boomerang that keeps coming back, Nikki rebounds continuously off and on at Neal. But while Nikki is looking for chemistry, Neal has physics on his mind - Vancouver is the place he thinks he could get lessons in the dynamics and mechanics of moving bodies. Right enough - with sultry babes writing their numbers on his waxed chest, and siliconed chicks offering whale-watching topless, you would think the mercury soars highest in Canada and not in the Sahara.
There is only one glitch - Nikki. Whether 'doing' someone in the car's backseat or under the beach-water, Neal is constantly busted by Nikki clamoring for attention, retribution, support... - the list is long.
Finally they strike a deal. Whistler is the town where gorgeous divas that Neal wants to worship reside, and Whistler is the place where Nikki's ex is making out with his new lover. So off they go in search of love and better things. Neal has to play Nikki's beau to make her ex jealous, while Nikki'll help him jump-start a mattress session with the girl of his picking.
The fun of the killing dissipates soon as true love creeps in, slowly filling Neal and Nikki with new emotions and needs. Only, Neal has a marriage in waiting back home.
Director Arjun Sablok's flick is brilliant in its portrayal of the cool snow-decked peaks of British Columbia and of the hot and abundant bikini visuals. The colors, the music, the waters and the toned bodies in two-pieces are all potent enough to boost the Indian's Canada-bound carriage for the season. The movie doesn't frizzle out even towards the end when a Bhangra twist is added to it.
Tanisha scores 10 brownies for having a beautiful bod, and perhaps a 100 for being so explicit in sharing it with you. She gives new dimensions to the erstwhile slightly tainted word cleavage, and has ensured that you'll not forget her in a hurry. Uday Chopra, with his six-pack and an erudite diction, has given a good performance through timing his jokes and one-liners almost perfectly.
Sonu Nigam's songs tuned to the music by the Salim-Sulaiman duo are good, while the overall audio is revved up with peppy tracks by Javed Ali and Clinton Cereyu. Neal 'N' Nikki scores points riding high primarily on its looks, and, with its life-is-strictly-for-the-fun-lovers calling, is all set to rake in the moolah.