Chalti phirti brain tumor ho tum ( rough translation - you are a walking talking brain tumour) this line is synonymous from this 2hrs 10 minutes mayhem called HOTEL MILAN. This can be anything but certainly not a movie, forget about cinema.
Director Vishal Mishra takes a topic from the Hindi heartlands and makes a mockery of everything. If this was a spoof, joke, parody on the ‘Romeo squad’ thing then sorry it has gone against the wishes of everyone.
It opens with a news footage showing ‘Romeo squads’ giving morality lessons to young lovers who show affection in public. Declaring pappi and jhappi not in the Indian culture.
Vipul (Kunaal Roy Kapur) is in love with Shaheen (Karishma Sharma). He is jobless. Vipul comes up with a bizarre idea with his friend Saurabh (Zeishan Quadri) and starts running a hotel that gives rooms on rent to couples on hourly basis, to provide shelter to the victims of ‘Romeo squads’. From here we get the idea of the inspiration behind the movie’s title.
Things turn more and more bizarre when a local politician Goldie (Jaideep Ahlawat) creates havoc at the hotel to gain political mileage. Vipul decides to take the politician and the system to court and fight for his rights and claim the damage.
There is nothing worth mentioning in this torture pill which is even technically a tacky enterprise right from the start. It never gives a feeling like a feature film, those tacky advertisements on channels for weight loss and body gains are much better.
Kunaal Roy Kapur seems to be constantly under the guilt of signing this mess and having no option but to sleep walk and complete the film. Zeishan Quadri is completely wasted. Karishma Sharma is there only to add the glamour quotient. Jaideep Ahlawat the trainer of Ali Bhatt in RAAZI is seen as a politician and this is the last nail in the coffin of HOTEL MILAN.
The makers should have at least spared Kishore Kumar’s iconic song Khilte Hain Gul Yahan from SHARMEELEE that starred Shashi Kapoor, Raakhee. The song appears on the movie posters. That’s makes us ask the question – kyu finace hote hai aise projects yaha’( on what basis such crap gets financed).
HOTEL MILAN is not a movie, nor a parody, its beyond.. it’s an awful tragedy where you won’t find anyone to wipe your tears.