Movies, such as Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, make the job of a reviewer very awkward. Where do I start writing, and where do I end? Because, this film itself doesn’t know where it starts, and where it ends.
The biggest question is: Why was Gori Tere Pyaar Mein made? Am sure, even the director, the actors, the writers, the producers, and all others who are part of this film had the same question, while making this film.
My review ended with this question itself. But then I will get fired by our editor-in-chief, so here I am, putting it out for you. To start with, it could have been so better had the makers of Gori Tere Pyaar Mein understood their film’s tagline, which appears in the posters – Only love can bridge the gap!
Only if the director could have bridged the gap between the script and himself – the film would have been great. Only if the actors could have bridged the gap between each other – the film would have been great. Only if the producers could have bridged the gap between what they wanted to show and what finally the cine-goers would see – the film would have been great.
Punit Malhotra sure had a two film deal with Dharma Productions, and he tried to achieve this impossible task by making two different films in one film, and titled it – Gori Tere Pyaar Mein.
Oops, in all this, I absolutely forgot to talk about the film. It’s short and easy, if we put together all the OOPS’es:
Sriram Venkat (Imran Khan) is an architect, who has just returned from the US of A. He is self consumed, and thinks he is the best… Oops!
Dia Sharma (Kareena Kapoor) is a charity worker, who has devoted her life to bettering the world… Oops!
Film opens with Imran and Esha Gupta’s love-making scene in a club… Oops!
Sriram and Dia meet. They fall in love. They part ways. No, they don’t. No, they do. They don’t. They do! Oops!
Sriram’s parents decide to marry him off in order to make him more responsible. And walks in Vasudha (Shraddha Kapoor), who is already in love with somebody else, but she agrees to marry Sriram… Oops!
Our lover boy finally attains “nirvana”, during his so called wedding with Vasudha, leaves it half way, and runs to Dia. Why? Why? Oops!
The second half of the film is set in a village, that looks as clean and fresh as the streets of New York. It’s Karan Johar’s version of an Indian village… Oops!
And finally, love wins. Dia and Sriram meet. The end.
TIP: You don’t have to go through all of this. The real stars of Gori Tere Pyaar Mein are musical duo Vishal-Shekhar. Skip going to a cinema, buy the audio CD. Enjoy the music at home.
Rating: * (only for Kareena Kapoor)