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Lets one get one thing straight-We Are Family isn’t a ‘copy’ of or ‘lifted’ from Stepmom as is believed by some. It’s an ‘official adaptation’ of the Hollywood flick and due credit is given to its writers as well. With a brilliant plot in one hand and powerhouse actors on the other, the makers could have easily come up with a classic. However, We Are Family suffers from the same problem that some recent films helmed by debutant directors faced-an execution which just isn’t upto the mark. Inspite of it, the film has its moments and also the wonderful performance make it worth watching!
The story of the movie: Although Maya (Kajol) and Aman (Arjun Rampal) are divorced, they are still on good terms. They have 3 children – Aliya (Aanchal Munjhal), Ankush (Nominath Ginsburg) and Anjali (Diya Sonecha) who live with Maya. She’s the perfect mother and wonderfully takes care of them and adheres to their needs. Aman, too, catches up with them regularly. However, he has moved on and has a girlfriend Shreya (Kareena Kapoor). On Anjali’s birthday, he introduces Shreya to Maya and their children who develop an immediate dislike for her. Aliya is angry and feels that Shreya will ‘rob’ her daddy from them and they both will marry. Whenever Shreya tries to be friendly with the kids and strike a chord, something unexpected happens which leads to the kids hating her more! However, one day Maya discovers a very bitter truth and realizes that Shreya needs to be made a part More >
By Joginder Tuteja, August 11, 2010 – 12:32 IST
Ten years back, with a title like We Are Family, one would have expected the kind of soundtrack which is associated with Sooraj Barjatya films or closer home, even Karan Johar’s own venture like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. ‘Pooja ki thaali’, a mother waiting for her son, 100 odd background dancers, antaakshari, dumb charades – all of this and more would have been the order of the day. Not anymore though with films going through a complete makeover in the decade gone by. This is the reason why you expect some modern songs that belong to today’s generation in We Are Family. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy pairing up with Irshad Kamil (who has extensively written with Pritam) is another reason to look forward to what the music has to offer.
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It’s a good start for We Are Family with Rahat Fateh Ali staring from the credit details in the very first song. Now that’s a reason good enough to rejoice because the least you expect is a quality outing with purity written over it. This is exactly that one gets with ‘Aankhon Mein Neendein‘ turning out to be a sweet-n-melodious track. Shreya Ghoshal and Shankar Mahadevan give Rahat Fateh Ali Khan good company to ensure that this romantic number passes by seamlessly. Ok, so this may not be the most memorable chartbuster that 2010 would end up with but it doesn’t harm one either. And yes, thankfully there is no ‘remix’ here.
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