Bring Out Your Inner Kalaakar (and a Lot Of Patience to Endure This One!) At the Movies: Love U Mr. Kalakaar

Bring Out Your Inner Kalaakar (and a Lot Of Patience to Endure This One!) At the Movies: Love U Mr. Kalakaar

Ridhima Sinha
(photo courtesy : idesisongs.com)
(photo courtesy : idesisongs.com)

Friday the 13th sure lived up to its name of inflicting torture on our poor brains with the release of Love U Mr. Kalaakar which is S. Manasvi’s directorial debut for Sooraj Barjatya’s Rajshri Productions. This weekend, I mustered up enough courage to sit through yet another Rajshri movie with a Hum Aapke Hain Kaun and Maine Pyaar Kiya

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. With the ‘so cute you wanna puke’ Tusshar Kapoor – Amrita Rao chemistry, the movie reminds you of romantic capers from the late 80s and 90s. Why God why would anyone relate to a movie with such a horrendously uninteresting plot in the year 2011? The story’s predictability is its greatest weakness and it has nothing contemporary to offer our generation.

Tusshar Kapoor and Amrita Rao |Photo courtesy: fenile and bollywood
Tusshar Kapoor and Amrita Rao | Photo courtesy: Fenile and bollywood

The poor boy rich girl routine has been explored ever so often and it is very disheartening to see that new age directors like Manasvi lack innovation and want to stick to such a done to death formula flick (so much for excitement). The story’s about this freelance artist (Tusshar) taking over a huge automobile company as a challenge to impress his girlfriend’s (Amrita) evil father who just to fit into this feel good retro drama decides to have a change of heart in the end.

Tusshar Kapoor and Amrita Rao at a promotional event
Tusshar Kapoor and Amrita Rao at a promotional event

Tusshar Kapoor who is back as a mainstream actor after years of playing the faithful sidekick in the Golmaal series tries too hard to look and act the part. Amrita Rao annoys with her mind numbingly cute and depth-less girl-next-door act, which only works if you are madly in love with the woman. Her wardrobe too is in desperate need of a makeover. The supporting cast which includes Ram Kapoor and Madhoo make an attempt to keep you awake as the movie becomes unbearably slow but nothing in the story really worked for me. The only thing remotely likeable about the movie is the music that might appeal to you if you like mushy stuff that reminds you of the typical 90s love saga.

If you’re into a sugar overdose with picture perfect moments in a love story with no obstacles unconvincingly far from reality, you might enjoy this. The age old Rajshri banner has to really rise above irritatingly dramatic story lines and ancient plots. They need to make a genuine attempt to make movies meant for the current generation and not just use fancy lingo in a dead plot. I really wonder how challenging it must be for such huge production houses to break stereotypes that they live by and reinvent themselves. But I really hope that for the sake of our sanity they make an attempt. For our part, we’re wishing that the misery inflicted by such cinema ends and we don’t have to put up with yet another uninspiring result of their lack of imagination!