By Abhishek Gurbani
This has to be the season of Romcoms/Chic Flicks. Few weeks back it was Ek main aur Ekk tu and if you have been following this blog you already know my thoughts on that one. Now it’s London Paris New York and thankfully this one did not disappoint at all.
The movie seems to be very ordinary where two strangers meet each other at airport and spend a day together only to realize that they like each other. We have all seen this before in movies like Hum Tum. The story progresses very quickly and before you realize it takes the ‘interval’ break which is actually good (the movie has a running length of 1 hr 40 mins). The high points of the movie are the last thirty minutes (the confrontation and Ali Zafar’s monologue) which made this one something more than an average romcom.
Aditi Rao Hyadri, thank you so much for supporting your drop dead gorgeous looks with good acting skills and I would like to take this opportunity to confess my love for you. On a serious note Aditi has pulled off the role of a feminist Indian girl with panache, she is not only pleasing to eyes but also a good actor.
Ali Zafar, who had a decent outing with Tere Bin Laden only to follow it up with a debacle in the form of Mere Brother ki Dulhan should stand up and take a bow for portraying the character of an energetic, charming and lame man (in short a total ‘Stud’) to perfection. He delivers the monologue (towards the end) with full emotion and perfection that you can’t help but root for him. Hopefully he’ll select the right roles and carry this forward from here.
Also, the movie is just about two characters so the responsibility on the shoulders of Ali and Aditi would have been immense and they have done justice to their respective roles. Kudos to Anu Menon, the debutante director, for extracting good performances out of Ali and Aditi and giving out a fresh and crisp product to the audience.
Mytake – A fresh and crisp entertainer. Do not miss this one if you have a thing for romcoms/ chic flicks.
Rating – 3/5
P.S. – Special thanks to my beautiful friends Madhubani Chakraborty and Rithika Ravikumar for the ticket vouchers.