Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukherji
Director: Kunal Kohli
Music: Rahul Sharma
Come, fall in love. This film is meant for those moments,
those tender joys of Summer of 21when it is easier to
succumb to temptation. Come, fall in love with Yash
Chopra. All over again. So what if Mujhse Dosti Karoge
is only presented by him, his soul pervades the film.
At least in the second half when it picks up remarkably
from the strictly average fare doled out by debutant
director Kunal Kohli.
For all practical purposes, Chopra takes over in the
in love with beautiful locales, beautiful people in
still more beautiful clothes, fine music, easy-on-the
eye sets. Everything lush and lovely. Cinema with no
pretension to sobriety, cinema you can watch with your
family without needing to look the other way every now
and then. It is modern-day cinema with emotions that
skim the surface, yet packaged beautifully. Not always
gripping, it still keeps the viewers occupied right
till the final denouement of this one man-two women
tale. If you are looking for a new angle to the age-old
love triangle, you will be disappointed. If you are
looking for pleasant, if predictable cinema, you won't
At its best, this film is delectable. And young. Too
bad if you left the 'Summer of 21' 20 years back. Never
mind. Close your eyes, smile.
Nostalgia can be uplifting. So what if the joys in this
synthetic love entertainer are not profound enough;
so are the sorrows. Just like emotions in the autumn
of life. Savor it.