Ajab Prem ki Gajab Kahani

My friend and fellow blogger Roshmi says, 'high time you wrote another blog post". Unfortunately the movie I am writing about is Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. Unfortunate because prior to this I did watch the delightful 'Inglorious Basterds' but somehow did not get to writing about it. It is just a coincidence that the previous review is also a Ranbir Kapoor film

Movie watching and blogging has taken a beating thanks to a hectic work and social life but then one had to take a break too.

Ajab Prem Ki Ghajab Kahani is Rajkumar Santoshi trying desperately to recreate the magic of Andaaz Apna Apna. This is the take of a young Prem (Ranbir Kapoor) who is the president of Happy Club in a small town. His only job is to con people and spend time with friends. When he is upset he stammers. In comes Jennifer (Katrina Kaif) who believe it or not is a an orphan living with step-parents (yup, they still think that angle works in movie today !). Prem being the very helpful kinds does end up helping Jenny and yes, very predictably falls in love with her but is just unable to express his feelings for her (yeah, remember the movies of the early 90s).

Throw in a college sweetheart (Upen Patel), a rich businessman turned politician (Govind Namdeo), a noisy father (Darshan Zariwala), a goofy underworld don(Zakir Hussain)and a lot of songs composed by Pritam and what do you get ? You get a movie which has a few laughs, an extremely good looking Katrina who cannot act much, a very natural Ranbir and a movie that is too long and could have been far far better. Currently it is far from better.

Upen Patel should give up trying to act. Katrina Kaif should choose roles where she does not have to emote much and just has to look good. Ranbir Kapoor needs to chose better films. Rajkumar Santoshi (he puts in an appearance too) should watch a few more contemporary movies. We should be careful what we pay money for.

Is it worth watching ? Nope.


Carona,  November 10, 2009 at 3:28 AM  

Thanks Ved. Will not waste my hard earned money on this. Will rent the DVD when it comes out :)

Roshmi Sinha November 10, 2009 at 4:35 AM  

I'm no fan of Ranbir.

As for Katrina... if wearing short dresses, fluttering one's eyelashes and smiling sweetly (saccharine sweet) at the camera constitutes acting, I am at a loss for words...

P.S. Hey! I answered your Q re: my latest post...

Put up a widget that'll count your total posts and the number of comments... plus remove the 'word verification' bit...

Ved November 13, 2009 at 7:35 AM  

@Carona- hard earned for sure

@Roshmi-thanks. will look into this

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