Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Saquib Saleem, Nidhi Singh
Director: Aleya Sen
Rich girl yearns for love and the poor boy is in search of money and fame. They fall in love but reality intervenes and they part ways. Fast forward few years, both are completely changed (at least in attire) and they realize they are ‘perfect’ for each other.
This stereotypical storyline doesn’t deviate even one iota, failing to give a taste of anything new to the audience. It’s somewhat frustrating to see the talented actors showcased in such poorly written story with sub-standard direction.
In the movie, Taapsee Pannu plays the role of Koroli Nair. She is a ‘child-like’ woman of a rich businessman who is not happy with the fact that his daughter is ‘just’ an English instructor. On the side, we have Saqib Saleem as Sumit who fulfills the clichés of being a ‘Delhi ka launda.’
The two meet at Koroli’s English class where Sumit enrolls as a student. The rest is a torture that continues until the end of the film. Undoubtedly, the filmmakers tried every trick on the book to make the film relatable to the young audience but failed miserably.
This film, with stronger storyline and direction, could have exploited the acting skills of the actors to create something fresh. Alas! That seems to be the story for some other day. If you don’t have anything better this weekend then this story might be your pick.