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07-10-2010, 10:21 AM #1
Milenge Milenge - Review
A city-bred girl wants to make a successful career out of being a housewife. Her ultimate goal is to mother two kids. Fair enough, that's plausible. The same city breeds this guy who has had an easy life and makes the most out of it by drinking, smoking, and lying. Acceptable. Destiny brings them together. Credible. Answers to how, when, where, are all creative and borderline believable, especially when you accept your fate of having to face cinematic liberty in all its glory. And yet, these parts don't add up to a 'must watch' or even a 'will watch some time.'
When you have destiny as your excuse, nothing really needs to make logical sense, right? Weird, whacky coincidences happen all the time. And despite that, the Milenge Milenge writers have gone to laborious lengths (about 50 minutes) to make a 'chance meeting' happen. That effort we have to acknowledge. But, the trouble is with the unevenness. Amit and Priya get some things so easily and predictably. Some transformations of people around them happen without any effort or reason. But then again, who are we to expect fate to deal an even hand.
With romantic Hindi films, you can usually tell within the first 15-20 minutes which direction the film is headed and what are the possible climaxes. It's just the 'how you get there' part that makes it interesting. And that is done with a few decent and engaging anecdotes here. But, the other part of the how, the visuals, the feel of the film is like that of a fabric that irritates the skin. Primitive camera work, Hindi soap-opera-type background score, Himesh-Reshammiya-style nasal title score running through the film, inane lyrics, music from the 90s, kitschy dialogues for otherwise interesting situations, other situations which are lame on their own merit, and more such stuff - add up to a "when will this chase to meet be over?" feel.
And this is extremely sad because Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor actually do a decent enough job. The playfulness and pain comes through as much as the script allows it to. And you begin rooting for the couple, but Milenge Milenge's script actually doesn't let you get that involved. Especially in the latter half, an arm's length distance is maintained between the audience and the characters.
Yet, it'd be unfair if I wrote the film off completely. I have a feeling that as superficial as the story is, it connected to me, maybe by just a thread, but it did. And who knows, it might just have worked in the days of (Jab We Met....being a human...
07-10-2010, 11:08 AM #2
Looking back Shahid Kapoor and Kareena romance
Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor were at the height of their relationship when Milenge Milenge was made and that is the problem with the movie. Everybody knows it is old and it is written all over the movie.
Made on S K Films Enterprises banner, Milenge Milenge is produced by Boney Kapoor and directed by Satish Kaushik. The movie stars Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor in the lead roles. Other major actor includes Aarti Chhabria, Satish Shah, Delnaz Paul, Kirron Kher, Himani Shivpuri, Satish Kaushik, Sarfaraz Khan, and Panini Rajkumar.
Milenge Milenge is a wishy washy romantic melodrama. If you love romantic movies or want to patch up with your girlfriend then this is the ideal movie for you. It has all the necessary ingredients of a typical romantic movie, a hoplessly romantic heroine, beautiful locale and romantic songs.
Milenge Milenge is the rip-off of 2001 Hollywood movie, Serendipity starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale.
Piya (Kareena Kapoor) wants some one who does not smoke or drink and who would love her very much and most importantly, who would not lie to her. Amit/ Immy (Shahid Kapoor) is a heavy drinker, chain smoker and liar. Immy and Piya meet at Bangkok while attending a festival.
Somehow Immy gets hold of Piya’s personal diary and comes to know about her likes and dislikes and then pretends to be her dream guy. Initially, Immy was not serious but then he also fell for Piya. Then Piya sees her diary in Immy’s room and understands what had been going on and leaves Immy.
Three years have gone since Piya and Immy met and the two have gone their own ways. Immy finished his study and returned from abroad while Piya is now a successful music composer. Though they are getting married, they still have feelings for each other.
Milenge Milenge has an interesting story. Fate plays a very important role. Immy and Piya come close and fall in love but then separates and meets at the end.
Shahid Kapoor looks very young and boyish while Kareena Kapoor also looks very young. Himesh Reshammiya’s music is okay.
Overall, Milenge Milenge is nothing special but an enjoyable movie....being a human...