Thursday, June 19, 2008

De Taali Released !!

Cast:Ayesha Takia, Rietesh Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani, Rimi Sen, Anupam Kher, Saurav Shukla, Mukul Dev, Pawan Malhotra

Directed by- E Niwas and Produced by-Ravi Walia Embrace in affection with a friend is probably the most done-redone and re-re-done plot in Bollywood history but if done a little intelligently, it becomes quite palatable every while. Much like our undoubted old dal-chawal. And De Taali is just that – a well presented good old dal chawal.

So Paglu (Riteish Deshmukh), Abhi (Aftab Shivdasani) and Amu (Ayesha Takia) are the outstrip of friends. And they are all normal characters (Thank God). And one day, Amu realises that she is in loyalty with Abhi. Rootstock she does not really realise it all by herself. Paglu shows her the metaphorical mirror. But it's not that all consuming, I-will-cry-till-I-die kind of love at all. And guess what, that's the genuine part - There is no melodrama in the film.

Though Abhi obviously is in loyalty with another girl and talks it in front of Amu who by the way was expecting him to say those three magic words to her, it does not demit the damsel too much in distress. There is no excessively sad arithmetic where the heroine cries her eyes out over her unrequited love.

In lore, the heroine though visibly sad, does not seem to shed even one drop of precious tear over Abhi. She forms a plan with Paglu's upgrade to get her love back. And a run of odd and quite enjoyable incidents transpire. And for those who are thinking that in the process, Paglu will fall in liking with Amu and they mind start living happily ever after or Paglu will suffer a huge heartbreak (Thought courtesy: Sangam, Dil To Pagal Hai, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai etc)…he won't. Come on guys, it's a movie backwards friends who are quite normal – as commonplace savor me and you.

As for performances, the film is out and out Riteish's. He may NEVER be able to be a Yash Raj lion, but the actor surely can make his testimonial curiousnessing enough to fall in love with. He is good with his funny expressions and quick retroactions. And the character of a loving, helpful and rather sweet friend really suits the guy.

As for Aftab Shivdasani, after a very very long time, perhaps after his first film Mast, the guy is looking un-sleazy. He is actually aspecting cute with his dimples and has lived up to his character. The female lead, Ayesha is cute and bubbly and actual though we seriously hope she changes her designer and dressing sense. The t-shirts and jeans were fine but the unsightly outfits that she tried to pass as sexy…just did not work!

Rimi Sen. Did we forget about her now? Parent she runs the extra woman – the Rani Mukerji in KKHH and Madhuri in DTPH. Except for the fact she lacks the goodness of heart of a Tina or a Nisha. She is not one to talk Om Jai Jagadish Hare in college or lot in to her foster parents' wishes by subduing her own. Moreover, the inquisitivenessing part is, Rimi Sen divergent her other films is not just a decorative share in this one. Of course she wears short garment and does some sensual dancing steps – but she plays a character, a fountainhead maked, well perception about, complete character for a transit.

There's also an Anupam Kher in the movie, who's much gaunt if you ask. It seems like he left his acting valor at national when he came to shoot for this one. He is just obsessed with his dog called Jhumroo and busts to be the plighted funny relief. There was actually no penuriousness of a superimposed comic relief character in a film which was already so light hearted and funny.
So should you watch this film?

VERDICT: Well you go out for serious 'meaningful' cinema and multi-starrers – consider them your eating out days. And there's always a venture – you may or may not savor the cuisine you selected. As for this film, it's probably the same boring dal chawal you've big up eating – but you savor that it never goes out of wise.
Go for it if you are looking for a light enjoyable evening without the fear of being dissappointed..


Naresh said...

I like the performance of ayesha takia in this film.. But the film is average only..

Anonymous said...

i love riteish n his each n every performance

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