Always Kabhi Kabhi – Movie Review
Posted by FATEMA H.KAGALWALA on June 18, 2011 | No Comments
PRODUCER – Gauri Khan
DIRECTOR – Roshan Abbas
WRITER – Roshan Abbas, Ranjit Raina, Ishita Moitra
CAST – Satyajeet Dubey, Ali Fazal, Zoa Morani and Giselle Monteiro
MUSIC – Aashish Rego, Shree D, Pritam Chakraborty
It is evident that Always Kabhi Kabhi was floated as an idea and invested in as a film for the sole reason of cashing in on the youth audience of our country, the supposed largest section of film-goers.
It is a story of four youngsters Sameer (Satyajeet Dubey), Tariq, (Ali Fazal), Nandini (Zoa Morani) and Aishwarya (Giselle Monteiro). They are school-kids who don’t look like it and go to schools in a la la land that Hindi films manage to dream up with an amazing disregard for authenticity. However, Always Kabhi Kabhi also shows an amazing disregard for its own script and story.
It unravels at a lazy pace with not much happening on the screen for the first one hour other than snazzy zip cuts and overlaps, and loud dances. The story awakens out of slumber in the rear end of the film and quickly wraps itself up in a matter of minutes mumbling something about generation and communication gap.
Sloppy and unengaging, it perpetrates the myth that Kuchh Kuchh Hota Hain started. This is the world of orange tables and chairs, cartoon-ish teachers and happy-go-lucky high energy bunch of extremely stylish and good looking youngsters. Somewhere in between it brings in stories of parental pressure and assumes to start a revolution against it with a tacky item number.
Performances are saccharine sweet and over the top even as characters are flaky. After being bombarded with a series of unwanted dances and flash cuts one is left caring for little more than the end credits to roll and that is definitely not for the gimmicky SRK item number in the end.