Star cast: Vivek Oberoi, Mallika Sherawat, Neha Dhupia, Ashutosh Rana, Anshuman Jha.
What’s Good: The Captain and his gang.
What’s Bad: The nonsense script; the annoying gags; some irritating characters.
Loo Break: Anytime!
Watch or Not?: No, seriously avoid this one.
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There’s not even a pun on the abbreviation of the film’s name – KLPD – that could add any humour to it or salvage it a little bit. It’s just an unending grind thankfully comes to a much need end but only after a painful 150 minutes.
Lokesh (Vivek Oberoi) sets his hunter (“shikari”) eyes on Lovina (Mallika Sherawat) at a party and stalks her to the metro station. Instead of getting his prey, he gets involved in the death of a mysterious, white-sari clad, pretty woman (Neha Dhupia). On the run from the cops, Lokesh bumps into Lovina again.
Then there’s the slap-happy Captain (Ashutosh Rana) and his gang who want to celebrate the former’s birthday with a looting spree in Delhi but end with just about spare change. An innocent delivery-boy-turned-flying-ear-biting-maniac Nunnoo (Anshuman Jha) adds more commotion to the confused story. This isn’t it: there’s also a missing sting tape, another group chasing the duo, a politician’s son who, Nazi-like, yells “Hail Corruption!” at his party, a rape song and some horrendous gags on gay designers.
Watching the rest is an unbearable test of your patience.
Kismet (Kismat) Love Paisa Dilli Review: Script Analysis
Sanjay Khanduri’s story and script is a confusing web which barely makes you laugh. Don’t be surprised if the movie reminds you a lot of Ek Chaalis Ki Last Local. It’s only the Captain and his gang that make you laugh (at least a little bit) even with the rape-song, the rest of them just seem to be trying hard to make you leave the theatre. And what is it with Nunnoo’s character? His hulk-like transformation from a hard-on-luck delivery boy to an insane, ear-chewing creep just defies humour and logic.
Oh, and barely 30-seconds after Lokesh pins Lovina to the ground in a very rape-esque scene, she’s singing and dancing with him at a Punjabi wedding. The dialogues are alright.
Kismet (Kismat) Love Paisa Dilli Review: Star Performances
There’s not really much acting to talk about. Mallika Sherawat gives her usual expressions. Vivek Oberoi is no Delhi-boy and it clearly shows. At times he tries so hard that you begin to pity him. Ashutosh Rana does well as the Captain but his grey lenses don’t make sense. Anshuman Jha gets on your nerves as Nunnoo. Neha Dhupia is ordinary in her cameo (heck, she shows more scene that Mallika).
Kismet (Kismat) Love Paisa Dilli Review: Direction, Music & Technical Aspects
Sanjay Khanduri’s direction is alright but he dug the pit for himself with his script. Music directors Amjad Nadeem and Santokh Singh have done a good job, especially with the Happy Birthday and Dhishkyon songs. Savita Singh’s cinematography is banal. Sandeep Francis and Dharmendra Sharma’s editing is alright.
Kismet (Kismat) Love Paisa Dilli Review: The Last Word
There are no two ways about it and we’re not even bothering with a pun this time: KLPD is a painful watch that’s better avoided.
Kismet (Kismat) Love Paisa Dilli Trailer
Kismet (Kismat) Love Paisa Dilli releases on 5th October, 2012