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Hot Kareena Kapoor Shahid Kapoor Milenge Milenge

Posted in Bollywood News by Nurit Shetty on July 11, 2010

It is so crucial when reviewing a movie that has been delayed or deleted and brought back, to walk into the cinema hall with an open mind that it won’t be a disaster as history dictates. So that’s what I do as I catch up, finally, with this Boney Kapoor production, Satish Kaushik directorial and Shahid-Kareena starrer. Satish Kaushik has some memorable blockbuster love stories to his name, Boney Kapoor ruled the box office with Salman’s Wanted and Shahid-Kareena created magic with Jab We Met, so all is well indeed as far as the ingredients of this Serendipity remake is concerned.

However in just thirty minutes into the film I realize that history dictates for a reason and that this delayed film will most likely see the fate that met all others like it.
Remaking a Hollywood film is something Hindi cinema has done since time immemorial and they usually do quite well! With a bit of spicing up in the form of song, dance and the rich Indian culture many of them turn out to be far better than their Hollywood counterparts. However sadly for Satish Kaushik and Boney Kapoor Milenge Milenge will not be one of those films as it strays miles away from the John Cusack-Kate Beckinsale classic.
Emmy (Shahid Kapoor) is your average college going bloke who rules his gang of friends. On a trip to Bangkok for a youth festival he encounters Priya (Kareena Kapoor) and happens to land her diary. As you expect, the diary has Priya’s list of attributes she wants her perfect man to posses and also has details of a tarot card reading she had done earlier. Emmy takes it upon himself to now become Priya’s perfect man by making the predictions come true whilst possessing all the traits she dreams her perfect man to possess. However all hell breaks loose when Priya uncovers his plan. How they separate and reunite with destiny dictating their every move, makes up the rest of Milenge Milenge.
It’s likely that you’re already nodding off from that synopsis so in case you are, avoid the film at all costs! It fails to entertain, fails to grasp your attentions, fails to give you any decent performances and just fails all around. Satish Kaushik clearly is stuck in the 90’s and needs a time machine pronto to wheel him out of there! The film is late in releasing but was still meant for this millennium and not the 90’s thus it’s likely that even if it had released at the right time it still wouldn’t work. Very few love stories have the rare trait of being timeless, DDLJ being the obvious name that comes to mind, and Milenge Milenge without a doubt is nowhere near that caliber of a timeless love story.
The film is illogicalness personified! Not only is the story unrelatable, the character are simply unbelievable and not in a good sense. Its rather odd seeing Kareena Kapoor play the sweet and naïve Priya who dreams of never having a career but rather opting to stay at home with kids. When you’ve seen her in films like Kurbaan, Jab We Met, Omkara and Chameli, you come to the conclusion that a role like this just doesn’t suit her. In addition we all know what an empowered young woman she is when she’s not infront of the camera, making the experience of watching Priya on screen even more unbearable. Shahid on the other hand is his cute self that he was during the days of Ishq Vishk and Dil Maange More.

If you’re one who misses that Shahid perhaps you won’t mind him but if you’re one who thinks that he excels more in mature roles like JWM and Kaminey then steer clear of the film. Thus, because both actors have grown immensely since their initial days it’s really hard to watch a film which was clearly shot years ago when their potential hadn’t been tapped into, which it has been today.
As for the chemistry of this ex-real-life-jodi, there really is none. Mainly because they look worlds apart. One recalls that they didn’t work in Ken Ghosh’s Fida because Shahid looked like a teen and absolutely clashed with Kareena’s looks. However, all that changed when Shahid was transformed in Jab We Met for a more mature look, making their jodi and the film a blockbuster hit. Sadly Milenge Milenge is in the league of Fida when it comes to styling of the two actors and no Jab We Met magic is recreated. Perhaps the fact that the love story is so flawed and that the characterization is so boring, as oppose to what they given in Jab We Met, affects the amount of chemistry they were able to create.
Music by Himesh Reshmiya is as outdated and doesn’t make the film any more bearable. Of course when the story and performance are nonsense the art direction and cinematography won’t be able to do any magic that will make the film not a disaster.
At the end of the day the message to take away from this review is to not schedule a meeting with Milenge Milenge! Boney Kapoor may just find himself paying audiences to watch this movie rather than charging them to watch it because it definitely is not worth your hard earned money.

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