Sat, 10 Jan 2009 21:33:56 GMT

'Kaashh... Mere Hote': Archaic!

Over the years, various versions of 'Darr' have been churned out by dream merchants in Bollywood. 'Kaashh... Mere Hote!' is yet another twisted version of 'Darr'.

'Kaashh... Mere Hote': Archaic!


The difference is, in 'Darr', it was a man playing an obsessed lover. In 'Kaashh... Mere Hote!', it's a woman.

Sadly, 'Kaashh... Mere Hote!' relies on the age-old tricks that made masala films so popular with viewers in 1970s and 1980s. The movie throws logic out of the window [the obsessed girl is blessed with super-natural powers], unwanted songs keep popping up every 10 minutes [at times, every 5 minutes], there's a comedy track running parallel, with no connection whatsoever with the main plot.

Krish [Kumar Saahil] is a fashion photographer, in love with Radhika [Sneha Ullal]. Krish gets an assignment to shoot in Mauritius, where Piya [Sana Khan] first sees him and falls in love.

Later, Krish gets a retired army officer's [Rajesh Khanna] bungalow on rent. For Piya, the army officer's daughter, it's the perfect opportunity to seduce him. Piya will kill everyone and anyone who comes in her way.

A couple of things catch you by complete surprise. B.H. Tharun Kumar, ace choreographer turned director, is a veteran, having worked with some of the finest names and also on their films. With years of experience behind him, how could he okay such a flimsy script in the first place? It's not sacrilege to be inspired by a good film ['Darr'], but at least update it to suit the current times. Why rely on ghisa-pita situations?

Besides, the film is meant to be the launch pad of the boy [Kumar Sahil], but as it turns out, the girl [Sana] gets the meatiest part in this enterprise. Strange, isn't it?

If the screenplay is listless, the direction is no better. Sanjeev-Darshan's music is the sole saving grace. A couple of songs are well-tuned, but the placement of songs is questionable.

Kumar Sahil needs a lot more grooming. He's extremely raw. Sneha Ullal is a pretty face with a blank expression. Sana leaves a mark. Rajesh Khanna hams. It's sad to see the ex-superstar enacting such inconsequential roles. Johny Lever raises a few laughs, but the jokes on Bachchans are in poor taste.

On the whole, 'Kaashh... Mere Hote!' is a poor show all the way.

Source: Bollywood Hungama

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