June 18, 2011 12:41:02 am
Always Kabhi Kabhi
DIRECTOR: Roshan Abbas
CAST: Ali Fazal,Giselli Monteiro,Zoa Morani,Satyajeet Dubey,Satish Shah,Navneet Nishan,Lilette Dubey
Another teenage flick,dealing with themes of best friends forever,youthful angst,parental expectations,and peer pressure. Bollywoods occasional dalliance with urban teens is now looking as if its here to stay,but Always Kabhi Kabhi is not exactly the best proponent of that genre,always looking as if its trying too hard,only very kabhi kabhi finding its voice.
Sameer,Aishwarya,Nandini and Tariq are in the last year of school. Sameers (Fazal) the trouble-prone cool dude. Aishwarya ( Monteiro) is the pretty girl with an ambitious mother-from-hell.
Nandini (Morani) is the rebel-with-a-cause. And Tariq (Dubey) is the brainy one whose parents expect him to make it to MIT,not merely IIT. The main action revolves around a play,and a competition,which gives the young cast a chance to murder Romeo and Juliet,and us a film which tries coasting on disjointed,amateurish writing.
Coming from a new director,and fresh faces,this film should have felt newer,but this is stuff weve seen before. We know that this is a Shah Rukh Khan production because he shows up for an item number as the end credits roll. That doesnt do anything for the film either.
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