Cast: Imran Khan, Kareena kapoor, Shraddha kapoor, Anupam kher
Director: Punit Malhotra
Runtime: 148 minutes
If you plan to go for “Gori tere pyar me”, than prepare yourself for a double trouble of having to watch two movies in one., with both of them terribly made, of course as Imran khan graces both of them. If your idea of watching it as a Rom-com is what pushed you to a theatre then, surely that is going to put you to sleep.
The story is about Sridevi (that’s’ what our hero is called by his ladylove while he’s named SriRam), who returns to India from USA with an American lifestyle, and a never-to-care for family attitude and a total wreck at that. Falls in love with an extreme over-the-top social activist, Dia (Kareena kapoor), who is obsessed with her social work, so much so that she fakes to be a pregnant woman just to clear out the traffic and of course, even goes ahead in helping out a village come to terms with its development needs.
There’s an old looking hardcore-activist (kareena) with a boy (Imran), who never seemed be learning the trait of something called acting. The story revolves around Imran, and the major reason this ship sinks thanks to him too. He’s like a lost kid in every frame that is captured, be it with his Tamilian parents (who always speak accented hindi) or with Kareena, where he acts like a school kid coming to terms with a relationship with a woman. Scenes involving Shraddha kapoor are somehow mellowed down, thanks to the girls’ down to earth acting in a tam-bram girls’ role. Kareena seems to have put in very little effort and is kind of a happy-go-lucky approach in her role.
Songs are loud and may be great for the dj-nights being put up in various discotheques but sadly, you hardly have any good music coming out of it. Vishal-Shekhar didn’t seem to have invested too much thought on this, I guess. Some songs, even remind you of similar tunes. (Plaigiarised ? ).
Dialogues are neither funny nor romantic, but surely there are many which will have a facepalm effect. Direction by Punit Malhotra is worse than his previous outing in “I hate Love story”, where misplaced priorities through the script, makes it worse for him. The story could have been cut short, rather than stuff in too much in almost 2 hours 30 minutes, and the casting could have been given a little more thought upon.
The movie tries to complicate and advances itself onto many routes, which basically is copying other similar movies of the genre and being shoved into this new bottle. It’s boring and lousy, with some terrible piece writing and a bit long for a Rom-com which it was supposed to be. I’ll highly advice you to not waste your time running after the two “Goris” in the movie. One of them being Imran khan.
I’m going with a 1.5/5 for this boring rom-com.