It’s been a week of comebacks, but Viveik Oberoi and Mallika Sherawat have not been missed and ‘Kismet Love Paisa Dilli’ drives home the feeling and how. Oberoi should now be seriously looking to find an alternate profession and we’ll feel a lot more secure about ever watching a movie again, if Mallika Sherawat immediately leaves the country and continues ‘hissing’ in Hollywood and pouting in music videos. Nothing, not a pep talk before, nor a heartfelt consolation after can help erase the waking nightmare that is watching KLPD.
What's it about?
Lokesh Duggal (Viveik Oberoi), or Lucky as his friends fondly call him, is a Delhi University student who happens to miss his last metro at 11:40 pm. Things take a U-turn as the over friendly Lucky gets involved in an unfortunate incident. One thing leads to another and soon everyone from 'thulle', thugs, politicians to a pizza delivery guy is chasing him. His companion during this mess is Lavina (Mallika Sherawat) and the movie follows their capers through the night.
Sanjay Khanduri, the director of 'Ek Chaalis Ki Last Local', seems obsessed with the idea of missing trains. The Mumbai local in his last is replaced by the swanky Delhi metro in ‘KLPD’, but while the story and performances were fresh in his first, neither is worthy of comment this time around. As more metro tenders appear in newspapers across the country, we cringe at the thought of Khanduri making yet another film on the same lines in a different place.
This film typecasts almost everything it can find – from eve-teasers to wild Chhatarpur farm parties. Terms like 'totta', 'o teri' and 'sahi bete' are used in abundance and the dialogue writers had it easy as they all they do is squeeze in some more words in between these. A gay fashion show by a very visible feminine designer, Rohit Pichwadia, was the final nail in the stereotype coffin. And let’s not even get started about the fact that two middle-aged actors agreed to play 23-year-olds.
A twist just before the interval may give you hope, but soon you'll be laughing at yourself for even thinking that, seconds after the film resumes.
Viveik's performance is bad, period. He overacts in every scene and mouths dialogues in a very fake Dilli accent. Mallika Sherawat could have satisfied some who only bought tickets to gape at her assets, but her costume designer disappoints in this department too. Her Haryanvi accent and ugly close-ups make you shudder. She tries to play the seedhi-saadhi college girl from Dehradun, but we aren’t buying it and few others will. Ashutosh Rana, trying desperately hard to be funny, is a disappointment and Roadies winner Ashutosh hardly utters a few words during the film’s entire length. The one song that created pre-release interest and makes for the posters of the film (featuring Mallika in a very short skirt) is also only a dream sequence and perhaps that is the ploy of the filmmakers – to lure in audiences with false hopes and dash them later, just like the title suggests.
What to do?
While the week’s other release 'English Vinglish' celebrates 100 years of Hindi cinema, ‘KLPD’ couldn’t be a bigger blot on history’s pages. Give it a miss
in.com rating- 0.5/5
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