20 May 2001 | i_am_anuj
It's DIFFERENT .. !!
Pyar Tune Kya Kiya, one of the most eagerly awaited releases of 2001, begs to differ from the regular Bollywood run-of-the mill potboiler.
Instead of whipping up a candy-floss romance between 2 NRI adolescents, the debutante director tells the tale of a head-strong rich bitch who loses it all on discovering that her objet d'amour is a happily married man ! The psychotic miss then makes life HELL for the love birds until the saga climaxes in to a very gripping finalé !
Sounds good ? Errr ... well ! Not really. The tale incorporates an extremely avoidable series of comic (??) scenes in the first half which leaves the audience pondering over its relevance to the film. The director miserably fails in his attempt of providing comic relief by way of the "CHOTA VAKEEL" scenes which, in fact, drive you up the wall !
On the PLUS side, we have a SUPER music score by Sandeep Chowtha. The songs Kambakht Ishq and the title track, though unnecessary to the plot, are very hummable and catchy 'n' extremely well shot. Amongst the performances, Urmila is top-notch as the head-strong femme fatale. Apart from looking WHITE-HOT in the work-out and modeling scenes, she adds several dimensions to her challenging role. The surprise package is however Sonali Kulkarni who charms her way into your heart with her tinkering laughter and her dainty ways after playing Hrithik Roshan's mother in Mission Kashmir. Fardeen, though not particularly gifted as an actor, is easy on the eyes and has a friendly 'n' flirtatious screen presence.
All in all, it's a flick worth a watch provided you are prepared to take a nap while the ridiculous 'Chhota Vakeel' scenes play on !!