Satish Kaushik, the director steers away from his usual pot-boilers and attempts a teen/preteen movie with a social message wrapped in. Taking inspiration from all the "Love is - be all, end all" movies attempted so far in Bollywood (Bobby, Love Story, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak) Satish Kaushik weaves a tale dealing with the issues of contemporary times. There is adequate doses of humour, light moments and poignant scenes thereby ensuring a fine balance in maintained in narrative lest it might turn into story of bitter truth. The story-line bears slight resemblance to "Kya Kehna" but only slight.
Newcomers Rulaan & Sheena have done a wonderful job of portraying their roles. One can identify with their characterisations almost instantly. Many might feel the characterisation of Sheena is inspired from Lollita and perhaps it is. The bonding between the characters seem to have been a little too early but can be overlooked. The inconsistent spectacles of Ruslaan, perhaps to give a naive look could have done away with. The rich & poor divide which is so 70's & 80's could have been avoided. Having said that individually the life-styles have been depicted realistically.
Satish Kaushik & Sushmita Mukherjee Bundela shared a good chemistry. Even though there was enough room for Sushmita to improve. Also one of the rare times where Satish acted while holding directorial reigns. And yes, IMO - his character seemed inspired from his previous outing in "Brick Lane".
Rajat Kapoor & Neena Gupta were absolutely spot-on as the "beige- trouser" and "designer-salwar-suit" couple.
And if you were wondering what was Anupam Kher was doing there? As a producer he decided to put a visual signature at the end of proceedings.
Sethu Sriram should be lauded for his effort to capture the the spirit of Delhi aesthetically. The songs are very light and grow over you over period of time.
Apparently, the movie has maintained a low-key to ward-off controversies but has potential to perform by word of mouth.
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