Jhoom Barabar Jhoom!

18 06 2007

Jhoom..

There cant be a more apt title for this movie, coz thats what I ended up doing through out the movie.. It sure made my day, brought a smile on my face and made my weekend delightful. Have you ever tried to live up to a lie that you have created in an innocent and harmless situation? Then you will surely identify with this.

Let me play the spoiler and detail the plot.. Amitabh Bachchan (AB) opens up the movie dressed in a funky outfit along with Guitar in London Railway Station with a foottapping dance number which sets the mood of the movie. When the train gets two hours late and two strangers (In this case Alvira Khan (Preity Zinta) and Rikki Thukral (Abhishek Bachchan)) has one coffee table to share, what would they do? Well, Rikki tries to pull Alvira into a conversation and she tries to ward off his advances by claiming that she is already engaged. Undaunted, Rikki tries to play along and confesses that he has come to receive his fiancee. Now feeling harmless, these two strangers exchange their highly creative love tales and in the end fall for eachother.

What follows later is a rollicking fun ride that leaves you dazed as they try to flaunt their false fiancees and live up to their lies for the sake of pride. Finally their lies get exposed and love lives on. The story got a predictable rhythm yet it escapes the inevitable track of sentimental drama. Bobby Deol and Lara Dutta as side characters who are entangled in the tales of the Rikki and Alvira live up to the expectations. I am surprised to see the ease in Abhishek’s acting. He delivers with mettle and timing and Ms. Bubbly Preity complements him perfectly! I loved the way Amitabh comes on and off in the movie linking them in a string of music.

Now for a disclaimer.. This is neither a mush movie, neither is a sentimental one. What it got to offer is romantic comedy sprinked with dollops of generous peppy and thumpy music. Its sure worth the investment if you are looking for pure entertainment with no strings attached! Coming to me, it sure made my Sunday!


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