Cast: Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan, Arbaaz
Khan (SA), Master Parth Dave, Satish Shah, Suhasini
Muley, Jaspal Bhatti, Hemani Shivpuri, Tanaaz Currim,
Meghana Malik, Razak Khan, Gautami Gadgil, Divya Palat,
Banner: RS Entertainments
Director of Photography: V Manikandhan
Music Composer: Shankar - Ehsaan - Loy (songs),
Adesh Srivastava, Uday mazumdar (background score)
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
Dialogues: Naushil Mehta & Nidhi Tull
Editor: Rajeev Gupta
Action: Bhiku Verma
Saroj Khan, Vaibhavi Merchant & Bosco Caesar
Director: Rohan Sippy
release date: 5th September 2003
(Abhishek Bachchan) - a NRI from New York - visits India
to attend a cousin's wedding. He has a caring uncle
Rakesh (Satish Shah) in India who constantly bugs Raj
to find a girl and tie the knot. Raj meets Namrata (Aishwarya
Rai), an interior designer in Rakesh's company. Rakesh
seeks the help of Namrata to assist Raj meeting the
probable brides. In the process Raj falls in love with
Namrata. When he is about to express his feelings to
her, he comes to know that Namrata is a single mother
to a 7-year old son Aadi (Master Parth Dev). Incidentally,
he gets pally with Aadi. Namrata says no when she comes
to know that Raj loves her.
on Raj impresses Namrata and wins her love. When she
is accepted by the Raj's family as the bahu, her husband
Sanjeev (Arbaaz Khan) returns after a hiatus of 7 years.
Whom would Namrata chose to live her rest of the life
with. Husband or lover? This forms the climax of the
Bachchan portrayed the role of Raj (also one wonders
why Hindi film directors prefer naming NRI-based heroes
as Raj in their films) effortlessly. However, he looks
differently in a few episodes since the film was in
the making for quite some time. The choreographer customized
the dances to the body language of Abhishek (who looks
very similar to that of Big B) in the first few songs
of the film. Aishwarya Rai steals the show by
displaying a gamut of emotions who is stuck in the web
of innocent love of a kid, too-good-to believe lover
and a returned husband. She appeared different during
climax of the film because of the black rings that formed
around her eyes. It was a natural performance for Satish
Shah, who performed the role of hero's uncle. Suhasini
Muley impresses as the mother of hero. Jaspal
Bhatti creates laughter as Sardarji with his trademark
antics. Master Parth Dave is superb as Aadi.
He is absolutely believable as the kid who misses his
The basic storyline of the film by Rohena Gera has got
all the emotional ingredients. It has got pretty good
child sentiment, all positive characters and great scope
for keeping commercial ingredients. The following threads
stitched the most of the scenes in this film.
Importance of family:
Raj gets close to Namrata not just because he fell
in love with her but also because he shares a special
bond with kid. He likes to be the father of that kid
as much as he wants to the husband of Namrata. Because
of the same 'family sentiment', Sanjeev leaves his
wife Namrata and kid with Raj and walks away by saying
that 'I cheated my family once. I don't want my family
to get cheated again. Take care of my family' in the
Coins: Raj observes people
throwing coins in lake of Ganesh Temple once. And
he ridicules it. Later on, the same man throws coins
into lake along with Namrata and then again with Sanjeev.
Meeting of accidents:
Raj meets Namrata at the airport without knowing that
she is also going to India for the same engagement.
Raj meets the kid Aadi without knowing that he is
the son of Namrata. Raj also meets Sanjeev without
knowing that he is that husband of Namrata.
the following are the weaklings of the film:
The flashback of Sanjeev: He leaves his pregnant wife
for a lady in search of wealth. He gets cheated by
that lady after 4 years. He worked honestly for the
next 3 years to make himself rich so that he could
come back to his wife and make his family have financial
security. If he had so much love for his wife, why
did not he make any attempt to know the whereabouts
and well being of his wife and the kid. He does not
even know what the name of the kid is and what his
wife is up to.
Confusion in Sanjeev's characterization: Sometimes
he is shown as a good man and some times with gray
Namrata, who loves Raj from inside, still sticks to
her husband Sanjeev who returned after seven years
looks irrational. That too in the situation where
she has the option of obtaining a divorce.
- Screenplay: The director Rohan Sippy has got a
stylish taking, which is evident at the beginning of
the film where he shows the title cards in a very creative
style. He has a good grip on getting out tender emotions.
He has got a great comedy timing as well. But what dampened
the spirits of the film is Neeraj Vora's screenplay(especially
in the first half an hour and last half an hour). The
narration of the film is pretty slow. The story does
not move till 2 songs are over. The graph of the film
took a nose dive the moment Sanjeev character entered.
The way Sanjeev and Namrata behave from that point sounds
rather confusing as it lacked clarity and conviction.
The paper fight episode is conceived well.
departments: Music by Shankar - Ehsaan - Loy is
melodious, soft and soothing. The lyrics by Javed Akhtar
are pretty good. The experimentation by replacing hindi
words with alphabets in ABBG song is very creative.
The title track is also good. Dialogues are apt. V Manikandan's
cinematography is visually rich.
When a film is coming from the stable of Ramesh Sippy
- the producer of biggest hit of Hindi cinema 'Sholey'
- the expectations are pretty high. That too when this
film happens to be the directorial debut of Rohan Sippy
- the son of Ramesh Sippy. Naturally the movie lovers
expect Rohan Sippy to succeed like few kins Aditya Chopra,
Suraj Baratyaja, Karan Johar, Faran Akhtar. With 'Kuch
Naa Kaho', Rohan Sippy could not provide a wholesome
entertainer. But he has shown enough sparks to become
a very good successful director. You may watch this
film at your leisure. But don't complain to me if you
get bored in first 20 minutes and annoyed in the last