Was expecting much more from the legendary director!!
Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani is a romantic comedy film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. The film stars Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Smita Jaykar, Darshan Jariwala, Upen Patel, Govind Namdev, Dolly Bindra, Late Mithilesh Chaturvedi, Navneet Nishan, Zakir Hussain and Rana Jung Bahadur.
Prem falls in love with Jenny, a woman who is already in love with a man named Rahul. Despite this, he agrees to help her marry him and even gets into several comical situations as a result.
I have read many reviews where people were going gaga for the film as if this is one of the best comedy films ever made. To be honest this is an above average comedy film and why above average because when you reads or hears the name "Raj Kumar Santoshi" your expectations suddenly increases but this is not the finest work of Raj Kumar Santoshi considering his past works.
The plot of the film is good but not fresh as few of the reviewers said and the execution is above average to good. It seems that only Ranbir Kapoor was playing his part with dedication as the talented ones were completely sidelined and were given very minimalist of opportunity. There are very few outright comedy scenes and apart from the climax and some funny scenes the comedy in between, the film is blend. The music and songs of the film is superb and probably one of the reason for the super success of the film.
In acting department the credit should only be given to Ranbir Kapoor for his mind-blowing acting and probably he is the only reason to watch the film. Katrina Kaif is a terrible actress but was decent in this film. Talented actors like Darshan Zariwala, Zakir Hussain, Govind Namdev, Smita Jaykar, Navneet Nishan and Late Mithilesh Chaturvedi with Rana Jung Bahadur were completely sidelined and were impressive in their limited screen space. Upen Patel is a pathetic actor and this film proves again.
Overall and above average comedy film can be watched once.