I LOVE NY is a pleasant surprise. Too much has happened since the film got ready for release and ran into rough weather. In between Kangana Ranaut swept us with her act in QUEEN and recently with TANU WEDS MANU RETURNS. And if Kangana was upset with the film, as was reported in the media, there should be something about it.
So it is with pre-conceived notions that you enter the theatre. It doesn't take long for you to realise that I LOVE NY is quite an honest interpretation of incidental love. Both the lead actors, Sunny Deol and Kangana, put up a fabulous performance to engage the viewer till the end. Also, Kangana's unnecessary fears have been put to rest. This might just be a sleeper hit!
The movie begins in a long drawn fashion early on as directors Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru try to introduce Randhir Singh (Sunny), a banker who is afraid to get hitched. This New Year's Eve, however, he is ready to get engaged to his sweetheart Riya (Tannishta Chatterjee) and they plan a 'party for two' at his home in Chicago.
But being the workaholic that he is, he goes to work at his bank and spends some time with his buddies at the gym. After they learn that he is to be engaged, they hit the bottle and Randhir, lands up on a flight to New York. Since all four buddies were drunk, they end up putting the wrong friend on board the aircraft!
A sozzled Randhir somehow mumbles to the cabbie to take him to 309, West View 7A (his address in Chicago). He manages to reach 'his door', squeeze the key in and plonk into the bed. On the way to his 'home' he has lost his wallet and phone.Also Read - I Love NY : Songs Lyrics
A few minutes later, in walks Tiku (Kangana) whose home this actually is. She is shocked to find a man sleeping in her bed. The shrieking begins, and later, the romance.
Sunny takes time to warm up on screen, but when he does, he embraces his character to a nicety to play the 'goofed up man in love not wanting to commit, but now madly in love'.
Kangana is solid. She looks good too. And both Sunny and Kangana hit it off to pull off a believable, lovable romance.
Of course there are moments which you find drag the film down. Like for instance, the actor who plays Ishaan (Kangana's boyfriend). Ishaan's character sketch is in a mess. Somehow the director duo of Rao and Sapru manage to pull off his insipid scenes through.
The songs Aao Na
and Halki Halki
are beautifully sung and picturized. Watch out especially for Halki Halki
, there is immense energy in the picturization. Sunny is at his best. This song may soon be the anthem in pre-wedding celebrations.
I loved I LOVE NY. You may too. Give it a try. This is Sunny Paaji
at his vintage best. Kangana, ofcourse is now in a league of her own.
Pre-conceived notions can sometimes be damaging!