After repeated attempts, I was finally able to manage seats for much awaited movie Kambakkht Ishq. But was it worth the labour and money that I put into it? While entering the theatre, it was clear that Kambakkht Ishq has managed to pull the crowds and will be a sure shot hit at the box office.
No doubt that N&G has poured in quite a lot of dollars for this flick. The whole movie was shot in the lavish sets of Hollywood with Hollywood celebrities making their presence felt in the film. And not to forget those memorable scenes shot at the Kodak theatre.
Speaking about the story, the film revolves around the love-hate relationship between lead protagonists Viraj Shergill (Akshay Kumar) who is a famous stuntman of Hollywood and Simirita Rai (Kareena Kapoor) who happens to be a surgeon who enters into modelling field only to pay her medical college fees. The rest is how they marry each other and stay together.
First half of the movie is fully packed with comedy but as the movie approaches to the end, it lags in attracting the attention of the audience. Not only me but everyone who were in the theatre had the same feeling. I asked a guy sitting beside me and he said “The first half of the movie was good, like twenty-twenty they should make movies till first half”
It not only portrays brawl between the two sexes but also shows the urban lifestyle of Hollywood. The sets, cars and apartments which were used in the movie were magnificent.
Here is how my interest levels were at different parts of the film
Coming to the technical department of the movie, all I can say is they did a splendid job. Direction and editing was right up to the expectations barring few scenes and dialogues which were vulgar and their presence was more than what was actually required.
Star cast of the movie includes Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Amrita Arora, Aftab Shivdasani, Kiron Kher, Vindu Dara Singh and many more. This film also features Sylvester Stallone and Denise Richards alongside some more hollywood celebrities as special appearances.
I have no words to describe Akshay Kumar; he plays the role of a Hollywood stuntman cum playboy (Viraj Shergill) and does it with perfection. Coming to his performance, he is getting bigger and better day by day whether it is comedy, action or drama, you name it and you will surely get it.
Kareena Kapoor plays the role of a glamorous model (Simirita Rai) whose main aim is to become surgeon and does modelling only to pay her medical charges. All I can say is that she is bag full of over-acting. I don't know why she doesn't rectify her past mistakes.
Aftab Shivdasani plays the role of a Hollywood stuntman (Lucky Shergill) and also brother of Viraj Shergill. May be because of his character, he was not able to make a mark in the film. No comedy, No drama and no action. Even in the end Sylvester Stallone had to come in for the rescue scene.
Amrita Arora plays the role of lingerie model (Kamini) and wife of Lucky Shergill who does not like to use her own brain. Throughout the movie she relied on others to take actions on her behalf. I think the main motto of including her into the film was to show new lingerie line in the market.
Kiron Kher plays the role of a spinster and as a relative to Simirita Rai whose main aim is to somehow convince Simirita for marriage. Even if you strip out her character from the film, it won't hamper the film.
Vindu Dara Singh plays the role of co-stuntman (Tiger) cum friend of Viraj. His presence was like a catalyst in the comedy scenes of the movie. After such a long time, we are seeing him on screen and that too with a different characterisation.
It was much hyped by saying N&G is casting Hollywood celebrities in this film, here is a catch they are just special appearances. Several Hollywood celebrities made their mark here and there in the film.
On the whole, the movie plot was completely predictable. If you are watching this film, please keep your common sense and logic somewhere safe. My Suggestion to you is, be a movie watcher and not a critic.
I would not say that this is a waste of money rather one can definitely give it a try. I will give 2.5 out of 5 mainly for Akshay Kumar's acting and comedy plus the lavish sets.
I know some of you might be thinking the other way round. I would love to hear from you.