Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Amisha Patel
Director: Vikram Bhatt
After Kaho Na Pyaar Hai, Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage?
Well, yes! And what after Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage?
This second coming of Hrithik Roshan and Amisha Patel
is no patch on the first offering. The Rakesh Roshan
film had a lilt about it that breathed new life into
the film. Whenever the narrative slackened which was
seldom - Rajesh Roshan's music came to the rescue. Not
so this time.
Try as Hirthik, Amisha and Rajesh Roshan might, they
fall short. After all, there is nothing quite like the
first time. The first bite, the first crush, the first
experience Anything else, anything later, can at best
be just an encore, lacking in joy of unpredictabilities,
the joy of the unseen.
in Kaho Na
both Hirthik and Amisha had the advantage
of starting with a clean slate, they do not have the
comforting cushion to fall back now. Since Kaho Na
the career graph of both the leading artistes has taken
a nosedive. If
Hrithik has played a second fiddle in films like Fiza,
Misson Kashmir and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham - this is
actually his first major film as a solo hero - Amisha
has done worse.
Despite scoring with Gadar, she has not only failed
to deliver in subsequent films but has also been guilty
of singing some nondescript films. This is another,
though the lead pair may have just signed on in an attempt
to recreate magic of yore. It deserts them.
the name suggests, it is a love story. The age-old story
of a handsome boy meeting a pretty girl, the boy falling
in love with the girl, the girl taking time in deciding,
then acquiescing, the parents refusing
have seen it often enough. What usually distinguishes
these movies is the unusual treatment meted out by the
director. And the music support he gets. This film is
lacking in both.
Director Vikram Bhatt seems to have directed this flick
with his heart on other pet projects. Like many others,
he seems too keen to make use of Hrithik's famous dance
prowess. And Roshan seems to reserve his best only for
family ventures. Which is a pity considering so much
hinges on this film for Hrithik and Amisha.
that Aap Mujhe
will not be liked by anybody. It
will be, particularly by those who are willing to overlook
its frailties and are not forever linking up the past
and the present. The
film has its moments but they do not add up too much.
Watch it if you must for a very young-looking Hirthik
- the film was long in the making - and a not-so-fresh
Amisha whose famous dimple appears only fleetingly.
What lives with the cinegoers are some really jaded