Movie: I, Me Aur Main
Starring: John Abraham, Chitrangada Singh, Prachi Desai, Zarina Wahab, Mini Mathur, Raima Sen
Directed by: Kapil Sharma
'I, Me Aur Main' is a revelation of sorts. It is proof that a movie with John Abraham as the lead can be your time AND money's worth and that Bollywood can (if it tried) make love stories that don't defy common sense and good taste. More simply put, 'I, Me Aur Main' is a breezy flick, that's easy on the eye and marks the debut of a director who has promise.
What's it about?
Ishaan (John Abraham) has been brought up believing that he's more than the world deserves. Frustrated by his inability to commit, his long-term girlfriend Anushka (Chitrangada Singh) kicks him out of their home and he's forced to find another place where Gauri (Prachi Desai) is his new neighbour. Things aren't going smoothly at work either, where Ishaan is at constant loggerheads with his boss Bina (Raima Sen). Will Ishaan find love, return to his wunderkind ways at the office and become a better person? You probably already know where this story's going but it's a fun ride getting there.
John's acting skills are certainly in need of some spit polish but he plays the part of the self-absorbed stud with ease. Director Kapil Sharma does well to not paint his characters black and white and it helps build a relatable story. For example, Ishaan may be a egotist who enjoys the company of hot women, but he doesn't objectify every girl he meets and he's a caring uncle. John's still wooden in the emotional scenes, but for the most, he pulls it off.
The ladies also impress. Chitrangada looks great and her character is bound to be one urban women relate to. Prachi is OTT cutesy at first but improves as the plot develops. Zarina Wahab (Bollywood's current Mummy No 1) doesn't go overboard with the loving mamma act and Mini Mathur is the believable big sister. In a twist of sorts, the men (apart from John) are accessories in this film and their roles are forgettable.
What to do?
'I, Me Aur Main' isn't perfect, but it IS a pleasant surprise. We'll be waiting for Sharma's next with some anticipation.
in.com rating: 3.5/5
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