The Bhatts have decided to thump the movie world continuously with films, irrespective of the fact that people have licked the backs of their hands and said "time please." After a series of movies that went phenomenally unnoticed, Vikram and Mahesh have paved the way for Pooja to experience the force of the audience.
The promos of Paap showed that Pooja did learn from the mistakes of her kind, and that she included all the elements needed to make a movie click - namely, hot scenes. But...
Kaya (Udita Goswami, realizing very quickly that being a model on MTV isn't too much fun when you can be around a bare-chested John Abraham) is a righteous young lady living in the serenity of a monastery in the secluded mountain chasms. She's given the task of bringing a boy from Delhi, who is believed to be the reincarnation of a powerful monk.
She sets out in search of this Lama, not realizing that it would lead to the unearthing of all her suppressed desires. She'll have to come face-to-face with that side of her that she dreaded to expose - her ability to show emotions. And also her desire to get all... for the family audiences, let's just say "romantic", with a shirtless model.
Steps in Shivene, John Abraham with his trademark hair. It is rumored that when hair gel companies make boastful ads about how their gel has taken over the entire male species, "male species" refers to John. He'll have to work in a heck whole lot of movies to afford that much gel. So, he's the tough, non-greasy police officer.
The deal is that the reincarnation of the Lama (that kid) witnesses a bloody murder. His life is in danger, and consequently Kaya's life is in danger, so Shivene puts his life in danger to protect them and takes a bullet in the stomach, and we have our lives in danger looking at his expressions.
Shivene drives off to Kaya's village with Kaya, the kid, and a bullet in his guts. Although the people in the village live in seclusion, they're still abreast with all the developments in the medical world. As soon as they see a muscular man wreathing in pain grabbing his stomach, they realize the situation. They at once arrange for an emergency abortion. But to their surprise, he's not here for that, but for an embedded bullet.
As they nurse him (they = heroine, nurse = dream graphically about making out), Kaya's dad starts hating him and Kaya starts loving him. The movie drastically changes into the struggle of a holy celibate young virgin to control her overzealous hormones. Finally she gives in, and by that time the hero has already taken care of all the murderers by stifling them with wheat etc. And when the heroine ends up with the hero, it isn't really a Paap, since her father himself has agreed to it.
Kaya's dad as the logical disciplinarian has given a decent performance. And it was nice to see Gulshan Grover as the baddie after a long time. John has improved from Saaya, and Udita has a long way to go.
The background score is passable, but one song is truly fantastic. But the true hero of the movie is the visually rich taking. And also the brisk pace of the film. Pooja as a debutante has shown potential, but the concept behind the movie itself was farce.
All in all, a decent attempt that will not change the recent fate of the Bhatts by turning this movie into a blockbuster.