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MEENA IYER Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; March 19, 2010)
Debutant actor Aanaahad takes a bow in Sai Om Films’ Lahore releasing today. And he is megathrilled because this dramatic thriller, being released worldwide by Warner Bros (India); that deals with two set of contrasting emotions between India and Pakistan; has already been the toast of the festival circuit.
Aanaahad is supported ably by veteran actors Farooque Shaikh and Nafisa Ali. And the trio is more excited than nervous about Lahore. “I am sure the film is going to be a hit,” says Aanaahad. Farooque agrees with him. Says he, “Lahore has its heart in the right place. The film that deals with kickboxing has been diligently and painstakingly been brought to life by director Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan. It conveys a beautiful message which is relevant today.”
As they recall their shoot together, the two actors get a trifle emotional. Greenhorn Aanaahad says, “Farooqueji has been like my guardian angel through the shoot. He was there like a guiding light when I had to handle the tough emotional scenes.’’ On his part, Farooque says, “Today newcomers are so focused that you don’t have to add any extra effort to put them at ease. Aanaahad’s energy on the sets was very contagious. I must also say that Nafisa and I, who have been friends for a long time, is also very happy with the outcome of More >
I am out of the theatre and still thinking, “Is this the same Rajkumar Santoshi who gave some hard-hitting and intense films for a long time?”. Yup, he directed Andaz Apna Apna but that was like some 15-16 years ago. Post-AAA, he came up with close to dozen intense and almost realistic films. A certain image of Santoshi was carved out thanks to his kind of films. But with Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, he breaks that image and proves that he STILL can come up with solid youthful entertainers! Sweet, witty, little absurd… Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani succeeds completely in making you laugh!
The story of the movie: Prem (Ranbir Kapoor) lives in a town called Mount Valley and runs ‘Happy Club’ in the coffin shop of one of his friends’ father! He is carefree, happy and wants to make others happy. A case of mistaken identity leads him to meeting Jenny (Katrina Kaif). He soon falls in love with her but doesn’t profess even though both he and Jenny become thick pals. The reason-both are as different as chalk and cheese. To begin with, Prem is the son of a staunch Hindu while Jenny is Catholic. Jenny wants her dream man to be literate and who works hard for his family. But Prem is 9th standard pass and doesn’t work at all. And lastly, Prem is a vegetarian and Jenny is not (or is she?)! And does Jenny feel the same for Prem? Or does she love someone else?
Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani is a different entertainer, esp in terms of storytelling and execution. Every More >