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Movie Review : Love U Mr. Kalakaar!

 Love U Mr. Kalakaar!
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Starring :
 S. Manasvi
 Sandesh Shandilya
 Manoj ''Muntashir''
 Tusshar Kapoor, Amrita Rao, Ram Kapoor, Madhoo, Prem Chopra, Jai Kalra and Kiran Kumar

Love U Mr. Kalakaar! Movie Review

May 13, 2011 05:24:38 PM IST
By Rachana, Glamsham Editorial
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A Rajshri film means plentiful songs, enough family drama, utopian world of family values, well-brought up bahu-betis, marriage ceremonies, etc. However, their latest venture LOVE U MR. KALAKAAR is minus the above mentioned factors. For the first time we come across a Rajshri film which is not confined to a family drama, rather goes beyond it. As the love story is setup in the backdrop of corporate world.

Nevertheless you won't miss the quintessential Rajshris' style- the sweet mannerisms, saccharine characters and rich emotions, simplicity, affirmative attitude, etc.

The film depicts an artist's struggle to win his ladylove. Sahil (surprisingly not the 'Prem' of Rajshri) (Tusshar Kapoor) is a down-to-earth, oh-so honest, gullible, simple living, hand-to-mouth earning cartoonist-artist who lives in a bubble, refusing to seriously confront any real worries, expectations and burdens in his life. On the other hand, Ritu (Amrita Rao), a management trainee belonging to an affluent family, is smart, feisty and loving, whose world revolves around debits, credits, turnovers, profits, deadlines (yet has a penchant for creativity). Despite coming from contrasting worlds, the two fall head-over-heels in love. But their fairytale romance is interrupted by Ritu's dad (Ram Kapoor), a successful business tycoon, who challenges Sahil to give up his brush strokes and enter the business world by giving away the reins of his own company, so he can prove his love and that he is a better financial prospect for his daughter. Like true lovers, Ritu and Sahil take on this agni pariksha. But will Sahil be able to adapt to the heartless corporate world for his lady love is what follows.

Concept wise, the film has nothing new to offer. Debutant director S. Manasavi treads the familiar path, Bollywood's done-to death mantra - rich girl and poor boy love story, which makes the film easily predictable. But unlike other similar love stories, the complexities and obstacles are least here or get easily resolved, as each of the characters in the movie possess great understanding and maturity. The lovey-dovey couple - Ritu and Sahil are ever loving, ever understanding, have no differences, have immense faith in each other, become each other's strong support, something which you definitely want to take home. Sahil's simplicity, big-heartedness and cool temperament instantly touches the chord of your heart.

Though the director doesn't waste time in establishing its characters and brewing love between its protagonists, the pace of the film appears too slow in the first hour almost testing the audience's patience. It's post the intermission the narrative truly picks up & saves the dull first half and makes the fare exciting enough. The entire office drama is nicely done. Also, when Ritu teaches management and business fundas to her lover Sahil in her arty language is quite inspiring and interesting.

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There are enough weak points in this outdated script and certain characters in the film are also not developed as they were introduced in the film, like that of general manager Manohar Awasthi (Jai Kalra), who aspires to be a managing director and Ritu's childhood friend Aman Malhotra (Prashant Ranyal). The part where Aman suddenly develops a soft corner for Ritu and tries to win her over with his charm, looks forcefully infused in the story.

S. Manasvi's direction is as bland as his script. The film has no highs or lows, moving at one level throughout. Thankfully, the film isn't loaded with copious songs like other Rajshri films. The music is dull and songs also create no impact. However the dialogues are impressive at certain points.

On the performance front, Tusshar Kapoor looks natural and performs effortlessly. Amrita also performs confidently and proves that she is equally good in enacting corporate lady, after giving a mind-blowing performance as a demure in Rajshri's earlier outing VIVAAH. Ram Kapoor suits the role to the T. Madhoo's (as Ritu's Bua-cum-friend) comeback looks wasted. Prem Chopra, who plays Ritu's Nanaji) is fine. Kiran Kumar lends average support. All the other cast - Jai Kalra, Yateen Karyekar (as Jai's assistant), Prashant Ranyal, Snigdha Akolkar (the seducing secretary of Tusshar Kapoor), Kunal Kumar don't have much to do.

This Kalakaar is ordinary and has nothing much to paint!

Rating - 2/5

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