Directed by Punit Malhotra and produced by Karan Johar ‘Gori Tere Pyaar Mein’ is a rom-com, starring Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor in leading roles. Now their last outing together ‘Ek Main Aur Ek Tu’ has torrid memories in my mind, still out of my sheer soft corner towards rom-coms, I decided to give this movie a try.
Dia Sharma ( Kareena Kapoor) an active social worker (better known as Mother India all through out the movie) who believes she can bring a change in her corruption bitten country meets Sriram Venkat, better known as Sridevi in the movie ( Imran Khan) is a foren return architect, who is a self centred, lazy and and completely aimless. Now I need to tell you more about him, he is a Tam-Brahm (what was the director thinking, passing Imran Khan as tamilian) who neither looks like one neither does he speak like one, whereas rest of his family does. Anyways coming back to the story, after a wedding, some social worker heroics in a shopping mall and few dance numbers both of them fall in love but soon realize that they are completely different personalities and want different things from life, hence a break up. Oh wait I forgot to mention all this happens in flash back (Yes it will get more silly) where Sreeram narrates his love story to Vassudha (Shraddha Kapoor), his current fiance, who in turn is in love with someone else, but too scared to tell her parents. So on the wedding day, the expected happens — Sreeram realizes he is still in love with Dia and Vasudha made him realize that and runs off (every movie now a days has this sequence it seems). Dia meanwhile settles in a remote village in Gujarat and the aim of her life is to help the villagers to build a bridge across the river. So like a typical hindi film , the hero goes to the village to woo her lady love back. Here, armed with his sunglasses and terrible dialogue, Sreeram longs for non-veg food and discovers purpose in his life while working alongside Dia to build the bridge. Yes the bridge is the centre of the movie, but movie is shaky as the bridge and I felt like that its crumbling every minute.
Ageing Kareena, Kiddish Imran and super- pretty Sharaddha come together with the poor story-line and their performances fail terribly to lift the movie.
Imran Khan seem to be doing the same role in all his movies, his expressions are the same, his character is the same and he looks the same unfortunately.Kareena Kapoor is fiesty and plays her character with confidence. However personally I did not feel a tad bit of chemistry between the leading pair, on the contrary Imran was looking better with Shraddha Kapoor. Anupam Kher tries to give his best in a shabbily written role. Shraddha Kapoor is adorable and does her part well.
The music is decent, it has a fair share of peppy numbers along with some romantic ones but who has written the lyrics if I may ask??? I found it extremely weird and funny. The story is nothing new, it seems to be a mixture of all previous Imran Khan rom coms. Director Punit Malhotra tries his best but fails to bring a laughter in the audience faces for most of the times, though there are for scenes which are genuinely funny.
Few scenes are funny and Shraddha Kapoor looks really pretty (this one is an input from my husband, he felt that she was the only pretty thing in the movie. )
Well there is a long list under this section. The script is weak and the story is repetitive. Imran Khan needs to improve his acting skills. Sadly all the characters are shabbily written and the lead actor doesn’t look like a tamilian guy at all. I think the director made his character a tamilian just to bring this north-south indian difference between the lead pair.There are too many songs in the first half which seems annoying. The climax seems hurried, which saved us from the torture. .
Well Gori Tere Pyaar Mein fails to impress. Yes, you should leave your brain home when you go and watch a rom com but still, you can’t make such a silly film and expect audience to like it. You may even wish that you could complete the bridge so that movie gets over and you can move on with your lives.
If you like movies like I hate Love Stories, Ek Main Ek Tu, Break Ke Baad etc then take the risk and go to the theatre, for rest of us, just give it a pass, its not worth it at all.