Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ek Vivah Aisa Bhi
Director: Kaushik Ghatak
Cast: Sonu Sood, Isha Koppikar
Tough to believe that the film is Tapasya (Starring Rakhee and Parikshit Sahani) remade for today's audience and is also about a young woman who chooses to stay chaste and unmarried until her siblings are grown up and 'settled' although she has an ardent lover. Even more laughable to see the loverboy asking for her permission to 'continue to long for her'. But that alas is the story.
Here, both are musicians, falling in love when they enter a music contest (filmed to look like talent contest shown in Milan and Bawarchi rather than Indian Idol or Sa Re Ga Ma Pa), and over what feels like a hundred years the two continue to sacrifice and look longingly at each other while their siblings and friends grow up, get married, and have babies. Miraculously, the two never grow older, and sport not a single wrinkle.
But we give them credit: Sonu Sood tries to cover up his lame part by pretending he's Amitabh Bachchan (note his hair, the way he stands, walks, even talks to the mirror!), and Isha Koppikar makes us forget her painfully long chaste role by wearing interesting clothes. Thank goodness, the friends though interesting characters, are unexplored or the movie would've been longer! Ravindra Jain's ghastly repetitive songs with forgettable lyrics numb your senses. Eesha's siblings are as annoying as children can get in a movie: the brother breaks windows, the sister is teary and clingy.
Suddenly you find respect for TV soaps. They offer drivel like this over 52 weeks, not three hours

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