Sooraj (Hooda) is a beat-up, washed-up martial arts expert. Jenny (Aggarwal) is a winsome, sightless girl. And ‘Do Lafzon Ki Kahani’ is this week’s other Korean remake, which has also been remade in Kannada.
The only point of interest is that it is set in Kuala Lumpur, a city Bollywood doesn’t much get around to. The plot is a string of drippy sequences. Aggarwal sports a fixed stare-and-smile and the kind of lilting voice meant to be cutesy but is mostly annoying. And Hooda works very hard to build muscle and look appropriately battered, and is, as usual, the only reason to keep sitting through this thing.
Even when the film takes a break from its leading lady and takes us to the boxing ring with its testosterone-filled air, and bloody beat-em-until-they-are-dead illegal bouts, with Hooda sparring with Maamik and George ( so good in ‘Miss Lovely’), it has no lift. Hooda takes a beating very convincingly and does all the heavy lifting, but once again for a film which doesn’t deserve it.
The film, in `do lafz’ ( two words) : sorry schmaltz.
Director: Deepak Tijori
Cast: Randeep Hooda, Kajal Aggarwal, Mamik, Anil George