Monday, August 4, 2008

Ugly aur Pagli - My review


The Title: I must say this is one really bizarre title for a movie, but at the same time it is a very catchy one. Also, the title clearly tells you what to expect; it's clear that this is no serious movie, but is an out and out comedy... all the trailers for the movie kept talking about the "99 slaps" - this is what confirmed that the movie is an absolutely whacked out ride.

The Movie: While I didn't get a chance to really watch Pyar Ke Side Effects; can't really comment on the change in Mallika's acting from then to now...

If you are the kind who looks for a story line to movies, then this is definitely not for you. Ugly aur Pagli has it's interesting moments and incidents - and it is these moments that bind the 2hour film together. Mallika Sherawat and Ranvir Shorey are a riot all through.

UGLY AUR PAGLI tells the story of Kabir [Ranvir Shorey], a carefree guy who has been studying engineering for the last five years (as he has failed his exams four times in the year) and whose life goes for a sixer when he meets the quirky and kinky Kuhu [Mallika Sherawat], or is it Coohoo.

Kabir always wanted a girlfriend, but never in his wildest dreams did he ever think he would encounter a girl who could make him dance around circles, ride cycles without seats, wear high heeled ladies sandals… this especially after he met this gorgeous women in a night club, but screwed his chances when he had to let nature take over in the lift (when he accidently bumped into her again).

10 minutes into the film and you realize that UGLY AUR PAGLI is not the usual prem kahani. Yet, you take to the over-dominating, brash woman and the timid, docile and submissive guy. In fact, you break into a smile as you are introduced to these characters. But the smile surfaces only intermittently.

But I am definitely not going to talk about the rest of the movie - YOU need to go see this for yourself... Who would want to go behind bars for love??? - I'm sure Ranvir would...

I must say Sachin has managed to do a good job with a script that really didn't have any story...

1 comment:

A Camouflaged Being's said...

Good write up Sandesh..But i felt that as a reviewer you should have illustrated a few scenes that you liked / disliked, that could substantiate your review's opinion