Dil Pardesi Ho Gaya
patriotic love story
Kapil Jhaveri, Saloni Aswani supported by Amrish Puri, Ashutosh Rana,
Mukesh Rishi, Prem Chopra, Raza Murad, Mushtaq Khan, and Navni Parihar
Director: Saawan Kumar
ReViewed by Akshay Shah
Kumaar returns to the fore with his latest directional
venture.....yet again a love story starring new comers and this time
round he has taken the fresh topic of India/Pakistan and moulded a
love story around that....the results are dull and drab and the love
story fails to touch the viewer.
film revolves around a young, brave indian army officer Ram(Ashutosh
Rana) who is
kidnapped by terrorists and taken to Paskitan. The officers younger
adopted brother Salman (Kapil
the border to rescue his brother. In Pakistan he encounters a
beautiful girl called Rukhsar(Saloni
Aswani) and falls
in love with her.
Salman reveals to Rukhsar who he really is...this shocks Rukhsar...
father (Amrish Puri)
, is a honest brigdaier in a Pakistan army and is a man of morals and
principles. Salmans brother ram is in his army prison but a muslim
Rishi) and a
Chopra) both want
Brigdaier to hand Ram over so they can kill him off themselves..
Now the love and affection for his daughter clashes with his ideals, morals and the love for his country....the decision he makes forms the crux of the movie.
idea of the story is novel and reminds of of HENNA and GADAR amongst
other movies yet lacks the hammerstrong impact or the sensitivity of
both those films.
screenplay is abound in loopholes and cliches and one can predict
whats going to happen in the next scene upto the
climax. The climax catches the viewer unaware and fails to make
any sense at all. It is insanely absurd and pathetic!
a director Saawan Kumaar has definetly lost his touch! He ranks
alongside Feroz Khan and Manoj Kumaar as a director who has now lost
his sense of direction. His SAAJAN BINA SUHAGAN, SOUTEN KI BETI, SANAM
BEWAFFA and even SALMA PE DIL AAGAYA were decent films with
commendable stories and performance but here he is completely out of
sync. He tries hard to make a film which instead of stirring emotions
of hatred between the 2 countries speaks of peace and
harmony.....although his intentions are novel his attempt at directing
it is not-so-novel and lacks a sense of direction! One doesn't
understand if Saawan Kumaar is trying to make a love story of a
political film as the film lacks focus...only in the confrontation
scenes is Saawan Kumaar in form.
by Shyam Gupta are the best thing about the entire movie. The
dialogues are well written, hard hitting at times while at others they
make the viewer think. Although the dialogues shared by the 2 lovers
are cliched, the india/pakistan one have been excellent written.
terms of performance Kapil Jhaveri and Saloni Aswani make HORRIBLE
debuts! They cannot act for sh!t and
should stay away from bollywood.
Jhaveri may have the good looks to be a model, but in terms of acting
this boy is more wooden then a tree. His dialogue delivery is flat and
he delivers line after line in a monotone fashion....lets hope this is
the last we see of him.
Aswani is just as worse. No doubt she is very pretty but she doesnt
have what it takes to be an actress. She also goes through her lines
in the most dead manner with injecting any passion or emotions in her
voice or dialogues and her face is expressionless.
supporting cast is apt in their role.
Puri gives a surprisingly bad performance here. he mumbles his lines
in places and in others he shouts unecessary. He certainly looks the
part he plays..but thats about it. Prem Chopra on the other hand gives
a convincing performance.....his getup is very realistic and ditto for
the dialogues he speaks.
Rishi is also good in his role....he has played a role of this nature
before. Ashutosh Rana is OK in his role. he is capable of much more.
Mushtaq Khan leaves a mark in a small role.
Khannas music is good although song after song hinders with the films
pace.EK PASKITANI CHEHRA, TU KAUN KAHAN SE AAYA, and MERA SONA SAJJAN
GHAR AAYA are easy on the ears.
the film is OK. Harmeet Singhs cinemagraphy is capturing and he
captures the mood and ambience of the film extremely well. One
actually feels that the story is set in pakistan.
up DIL PARDESI HO GAYA is a film that should be given a miss! Even on
those rainy days and those who enjoy the genre will be better off
finding another film to keep themselves entertain since DPHG doesn't
have much in terms of entertainment value.
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