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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Ajab Prem ki Gajab Kahani...

I have to start by saying... I have never seen a more stupid, absurd, illogical, dumb and ridiculous movie... But I also have to say, I haven't laughed this much while watching a movie in a long time... I would have said this is a little like those petty Priyadarshan movies where everyone keeps running for no reason and the USP is the physical comedy contained... But, this one does have a story... though not all that Gajab... you know what's gonna happen in the end... Arre bhai aakhir hindi movie hai...

The story is about the happy-go-lucky, President of Happy Club, Prem. Never one for responsibility or studying or working... the guy lives a chilled out life surrounded by his equally good-for-nothing friends...

Life follows a simple, stammering, vegetarian way, until he meets and falls in love with Jenny(he falls in love... and gaana begins), a vegetarian, stammering soul mate... Raised by a family she considers her own and which still considers her the orphan they brought home, she finds acceptance in Prem's motley crew...

All is well with Prem and Jenny until one day when Prem decides to tell her his 'dil ka haal' (cut... another song)... They are to meet at Boat Club... but she doesn't turn up... she is in Goa where she is to marry the boy her 'parents (who don't accept her as their daughter normally until the point where her marrige to the guy would help ensure a decent life style for them)'... No she loves someone else...

Prem obviously decides to help her out... the twist? The person she loves is not Prem but someone else, Rahul, the son of a Hindu minister up for election...

Ok.. honestly its not much of a story to continue with... blah.. blah.. blah.. in the end she realizes she loves Prem.. Tada end of story...

The movie has its moments... undoubtedly... the fight towards the end reminded me of Andaaz Apna apna and Prem Deewane... in fact there are many parts of the movie which reminded me of many different movies... But the fight sequence was truly funny... something out of a Tom and Jerry cartoon (actually now that I think of it, the fight also reminds me of this one episode of Tom and Jerry in which Tom's mouse-loving nephew comes over to learn from Tom the art of mouse catching)...

To be very very precise, this is a fun movie which you go to watch with your friends to just relax... but a word of advice... leave your brain at home (Thanks Mukta for the warning... I definitely benefited from it...)

The movie is riddled with the most misplaced songs... if you thought Wanted was a movie where they could have done away with songs at the most inopportune moments, this is even less appealing

So ratings... 2 for the movie, 1/4 for the chase sequence when they bhagaofy Jenny from Goa, 1/4 for the misplaced but fun songs and 1/2 for the end fight... it was simply absurd... in total 3 stars... Will remember this movie for its absurdity so has to score more than average and even more.. better than London Dreams... so the total of 3 stars... ***

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posted by Tejaswini Shenoy at 8:04 PM

1 Comments:

Saved me from watching it!! i Would rather not watch what seems like 5-6 bollywood flicks(flop one's that too) mashed up together and a few comedies added here and there...

November 30, 2009 at 12:24 PM  

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