Miley Naa Miley Hum – Movie Review
Posted by FATEMA H.KAGALWALA on November 4, 2011 | No Comments
PRODUCER – Anuj Saxena
DIRECTOR – Tanveer Khan
WRITER – Tanveer Khan
CAST – Chirag PAswan, Kangana Ranaut, Kabir Bedi, Poonam Dhillon
MUSIC – Sajid-Wajid
Breezy rom-coms with a dash of family complications are a general first choice for entertainment. Anuj Saxena’s ‘Miley Na Miley Hum’ plays out as a regular light-hearted film with a little bit of everything.
Chirag (Debutante Chirag Paswan) is torn between his separated parents who always have different plans for him. Father (Kabir Bedi) wants him to become a tennis player and marry homely Manjeet (Neeru Bajwa) while mother (Poonam Dhillon) wants him to become a businessman and marry Kamiah (Sagarika Ghatge). Chirag, a tennis lover, is trying hard to get away from both. He cooks up a girlfriend and then hires Anishka (Kangana Ranaut), a model to play his girlfriend. What follows is a mild but rather sweet story of how they fall in love and how it all ends.
There are no dramatic or extreme moments in the film, be it in emotional or comic moments that keeps it tempered and smooth going. There are episodes of comedy, drama and romance in turns, in various angles. Chirag’s interactions with his warring parents and their issues. His exchanges with the two selected brides and then Anishka’s entry into his life. The entire charade is handled with a moderation between realism and romance and the build-up to the finale is steady. There is the by-now over-used sports field finale, tennis being the chosen sport here but with lesser fanfare than it deserves.
The writing isn’t explosive, something that the story had a definite potential for. It falls prey to clichés and keeps the film low key almost always. The director chooses a rather unusual mix of flashy and simplistic story-telling. It keeps one engaged but in a rather see-sawing manner. The camera tells a better story with a visual landscape that is pretty and captured with love. The music unfortunately isn’t sufficiently soulful for a romcom.
Chirag Paswan, son of Rajya Sabha MP, Ram Vilas Paswan, puts in energy and effort but a lack of screen presence lets him down. Kangana’s sometimes breezy sometimes cocky act leaves a lot to be desired. Kabir Bedi and Poonam Dhillon make a nice pair of parents implying a smart casting decision even though their emotional tiffs do not evoke enough interest, blame it on the writing. Sagarika Ghatge and Neeru Bajwa are good in their small but colourful roles.
A moderate entertainer is different from a mediocre one. ‘Miley Na Miley Hum’ falls somewhere in between.