Vivek Oberrai, Antara Mali, Manoj Bajpai
Director: Rajat Mukherjee
Music: Sandesh Shandilya
Film starts with pithy dialogues from a couple (Vivek
Oberoi and Antra Mali) who keep bantering for a while
and decide to elope from Delhi to Jodhpur as their parents
are not willing for their marriage and get married there.
So after a song on their way they happen to pick up
a hitchhiker (Manoj Bajpai). The hitchhiker gets on
to the nerves of the couple slowly and one fine moment
kidnaps the lady and so the man now keeps looking for
the girl and what happens next is the crux of the story.
Actually the plot is interesting but what makes it an
average fair is that plot is small and they tried to
elongate the movie to a 2 hour movie thereby we get
to hear lot of dialogues even though they appear as
real life conversation they don't have much humor in
them and appear as if they are meant to kill time.
The film has its interesting moments and the background
music by Amar Mohile is awesome. Movie can be watched
just for the background music in a DTS theater.
is very slick. In one of the scenes when chowkidar calls
police we get a delay in editing i.e. the cop lifts
the phone after the chowkidar has discussed the message
but later we realize that the call the police gets is
not from chowkidar but from another police station.
Such minute details make film worth enjoying.
music has shades of techno to classical and largely
incorporates creepy music, which Angelo Badalamenti
in collaboration with David Lynch are famous for.
one of the item song, background music slowly merges
and replaces the song to give a beautiful effect. The
director being an AD filmmaker has picturised songs
differently. Last song has been inserted into the situation
happens most of the time in RGV movies, we get to hear
about films and stars and in some cases the characters
take a dig at them (Sanjay Leela Bhansali).
is little ambiguity in the heroine's characterization,
which is very rare in the bollywood (which is a good
sign). We are not sure whether the heroine went through
Stockholm syndrome or she is just a flirt.
wise Manoj gets to steal the show. Antra looks sensual
and if a little wickedness has been added to her character
she would have stolen the show. Vivek with his rugged
looks makes us little uncomfortable.
movie could have been very good had they made it a thriller
with surprises instead it's a potpourri of all genres,
a victim of bollywood style of movie making though it
tries to be different.