Friday, January 17, 2014

Karle Pyaar Karle, Hindi Bollywood Film Movie review, Johnson Thomas, Rating: * * 1/2

Hindi Film review
Johnson Thomas

Film: Karle Pyaar Karle

Karle Pyaar Karle Movie review: Another Son bites the dust!

Cast: Shiv Darshan, Hasleen Kaur, Mahesh Thakur
Director: Suneel Darshan

Rating: *  * ½

      
Yet another show-piece for a film family debutant, this  one is pure imitation of a not so good thing. With Sanjay Dutt’s ‘Rocky’ debut on his mind, how can fledgeling Shiv Darshan(son of Suneel Darshan) hope to make a mark?
Karle Pyaar Karle is meant to be an adrenaline gushing, action packed, edgy love story of two rebels, Kabir(Shiv Darshan) & Preet( Hasleen Kaur) but comes nowhere close to that ‘big’ conceit. As far as the story is concerned , it’s far more solid than the ones we’ve been treated to in the regular romances churned out by Bollywood at regular intervals.

Keeping abreast with modern times, Kabir and Preet are childhood sweethearts whose bonding with each other is forged on childhood traumas and intertwined shenanigans. They become daring adults who meet again and manage to rekindle their affection for each other but old habits die hard and Kabir’s penchant for trouble escalates the tensions between the two and becomes cause for a major rift in their relationship.
 
 The narrative goes all out to fashion reasons for the star aspirants to show –off their skills- be it stunt cycling, competitive skateboarding, motorcycle daredevilry, dancing and ample show of brawn. But the fun element is not all-pervasive. The Sporty and playful scenes and the cross-firing banter is quite pleasing.
 
Though Shiv Darshan manages to score well in most departments mentioned above, he appears sorely lacking in screen presence and acting skills. There’s a certain sluggishness to his performance that needs to be corrected if wants to strengthen his chances for another outing in the theatres.
 
The music here is also not as good as it should have been. For a film aiming to be the ‘ love story’ of the  new millennium , the music, a multi-composer effort is not one that is easy on the ears or one that stays with you for longer than the hours you’ve spent in the theatre. Overall, this film is not a bad effort but it’s also one that doesn’t have a strong enough component to draw you in and keep you riveted!


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