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03-02-2013, 09:18 AM #1
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I, Me aur Main: lost in banal self-indulgence!
Director: Kapil Sharma
Cast: John Abraham, Prachi Desai, Chitrangda Singh
I Me aur Main is a film that tries to be individualistic with its purported progressive end. In most likelihood, the end seems to be conceived first and thereafter the entire narrative seems to be constructed to reach to that culmination. But in this backward and boring composition, you stop looking forward to its intended enlightened end.
Anushka (Chitrangda Singh) separates from her live-in partner Ishaan (John Abraham) because she feels he is too selfish and can't look beyond himself. Ishaan shifts to a new house and falls in love with his neighbour, Gauri (Prachi Desai). All seems to be going fine until Ishaan has to choose between his love and his responsibility.
When Gauri learns about Ishaan's ex-girlfriend Anushka and an element that is connecting their past, she doesn't overreact and receives the news quite soberly. The subtlety, in a way, is symbolic of modern times where relationships don't always come with the called for chastity. But much as the film tries to be an urbane and contemporary cinema, it keeps resorting to archaic stock phrases.
Like, the hero is a commitment-phobic Casanova who keeps flirting around but is never serious about love. And the heroine is the typical (and literal) girl-next-door who makes the hero a better person and gets him to realize the true meaning of love. Then there is the hero's doting mom who spoils him first and slaps him later saying 'I should have done this long back'. Ahhh... Give us a break please!
Also for a love story, John's chemistry with both actresses is absolutely bland and uninspiring. The screenplay is too lackluster and you are never glued into the romance to feel for any of the girl's dilemma. In addition, the protagonist's parallel track as a music producer, comprising his professional rivalry with a senior (Raima Sen) and his mentoring of a novice singer, is largely disconnected with the central plot and contributes practically nothing to the narrative.
The film is essentially unexciting because the characters don't seem to have any well-defined conflicts for a long time and the proceedings just keep going on and on pointlessly. Only towards the climax it attempts to make a statement or rather suggests a module for modern-day separated families. Alas by the time the film seems to make some sense, you have already lost your senses to its dreariness.
The performances are as peripheral as the plot. John Abraham is plainly functional. Prachi Desai looks cute but lacks depth or dimension. Even Chitrangda Singh fails to impress in a fragile character. Zarina Wahab for a change attempts to play a lighthearted mother but her character is too half-baked to register. Raima Sen is wasted in an inconsequential role.
I Me aur Main loses itself to self-indulgence!
03-03-2013, 12:20 PM #2
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