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Will You Marry Me? Movie Review

 Will You Marry Me?
Director :  Aditya Datt
Music :  Sharib-Toshi and Sachin Gupta
Lyrics :  Shabbir Ahmed
Starring :  Shreyas Talpade, Mugdha Godse, Rajeev Khandelwal, Muzammil Ibrahim, Celina Jaitley, Paresh Rawal and Manoj Joshi

Will You Marry Me? Movie Review

March 2, 2012 10:41:55 AM IST
updated March 3, 2012 10:00:27 AM IST
By Martin D'Souza, Glamsham Editorial
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Three men take centre stage in Aditya Datt's latest romantic comedy WILL YOU MARRY ME?. It's graduation day and the three friends have charted the course of their life. One is busy with the babes, the other is getting slapped for popping the question 'Will You Marry Me' too soon, while the third is in a serious relationship and has marriage on his mind.

These three along with their friends have a huge stake in Reliance shares and the bottomline here is that whoever remains a bachelor, keeps the booty. One by one, all are married and sign off their shares. Only these three best friends now remain; Aarav (Shreyas Talpade, who gets slapped), Rajveer (Rajeev Khandelwal, the playboy) and Nikhil (Muzamil Ibrahim).


Nikhil has to sign off his shares when he decides to marry Anjali (Tripta Parashar), who hates his friends. She does not want anything to do with Nikhil's 'good for nothing' friends but Nikhil insists that his friends have to be there at his wedding. The scene then moves to Dubai where they are joined by Sneha (Mugdha Godse). Sneha is Anjali's best friend and the moment Aarav and Rajveer spot her, they want to befriend her, Aaarav for marriage and Rajveer to add another conquest to his list. So who will succeed? Will it be Aarav or Rajveer?

However, six days before the marriage, comes a twist in the tale -- Nikhil is kidnapped from a mall. Rajveer is summoned by the man behind the kidnapping, Paresh Rawal, a gutka king. Rajveer apparently had laundered Rs 5 crore of the gutka king's money in shares. He has not made the profit he was looking for. He now has to return the money in six days before the wedding or his buddy gets killed.

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Director Datt begins shakily in a badly construed Graduation Day scene but then moves strongly as the film progresses. It is thanks in the main to the three boys, Rajeev Khandelwal in particular, that the film is held together. All three are in sync with their roles and make up for whatever deficiencies that follows. Rajeev gives another good performance, one which is completely different from SOUNDTRACK or AAMIR. Shreyas continues to get typecast and unless the actor does something drastically different, it will be difficult for him to break free from the mould he has set himself in. Muzamil Ibrahim who had an impressive debut with DOKHA continues to impress.

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But it is Paresh Rawal who comes to the party. His is perhaps the best intense, comic portrayal of a business tycoon one has seen in a while. He does not get hyper, no shouting at his hangers-on or even spewing venom. He goes about keeping tabs on every rupee and dirham in a quiet manner, quite a shift in change from the typical Bollywood villain. Tripta, Mugdha and Celina Jaitley, who makes a late appearance, all play second fiddle to the three boys most of the time. Tripta had a chunkier role but loses the chance to make an impact, while Mugdha is good in spurts.

The movie is enjoyable with a neat twist at the end. But had the editors made use of their scissors, this could have been a snazzier film. Nevertheless, it does entertain.

Rating - 2.5/5

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