I had the misfortune to see Himesh a.k.a bearded-capped Reshamiyya's acting debut (or sans it) Aap kaa Surroor. In a way I brought it on myself as I wanted to see why on earth this movie was a hit in our country. Well...gotta agree...there is no dearth of fools in this world. How on earth can people decide to make a movie that has not even a storyline which even I or my fellow bloggers have in our one page posts? For pete's sake grow up guys. If you are an average cinema goer you can figure out each and every next scene and dialog in this movie and it makes you wonder if this movie was really shot by mature grown ups or by High school kids.
Well since there was no story or whatsoever in the movie you can sigh in relief as I will spare you with those details. Some of the cliche in the movie are listed below
1. The manager offers blank cheque to our HR (as Himesh is called. Don't be surprised if some of our next movies may have Heroes addressed as admin, PM, QA, CEO and so on). He politely refuses. For christ's sake stop acting like a weirdo, cash it and enjoy your life man.
2. The hero tries to tell I LOVE YOU to the heroine and pop...the heroines father jumps out. The golden rule in Indian movies..Heroines dad arrive earlier...police arrives later :-)
3. The event Manager is interviewed and he talks freely in Hindi to the German press. I never knew Hindi was an accepted official language in Germany.
4. The heroine confesses her love for HR to her dad and her dad expectedly slaps her. Hey...even I knew this was coming...why on earth didnt she duck before?
5. Himesh is arrested and taken by police when our famous Indian Autos (??) pop out of nowhere, stop the police and help Himesh escape. Someone told the producers that the Germans are worlds top Auto makers and maybe they got the whole idea wrong about the real AUTO.
6. In one scene, HR brings the Heroine back home and tells her dad "Aapki izzat aapko lautaane aaya hoon" as if he was delivering some Dominoes Pizza or DHL Shipment courier.
7. The heroine is getting married to someone else in the climax and suddenly the Hero jumps out of nowhere. The heroines father kicks the wannabe bridegroom and as Hindi cinema custom hands the heroine in Hero's hand. I bet the Bridegroom would have been some US working s/w engg. :-(
Now coming to the acting..or the lack of it. Himesh bhai..hmmm...well...someone please tell this guy to first get the blockade out of his nose operated and then do anything else. He carries 3 types of expression throughout the movie - Sad, sadder and saddest. Oh hold a minute...I think I can summarize it in one word - WOODEN. The heroine Haniska Motwani is a former child star who acted in Koi Mil Gaya. She is just 15 years old...which means she must just have completed her 10th standard public exams. These directors must be imprisoned under the Child labor act for making such small kids act as mature adults. Mallikka Sherawath appears for 10 minutes for which she milked a cool 1 Crore bucks. Lucky gal!!!!!!
What I did love about the movie was its location - beautiful Germany. Also the songs were expectedly good enough even though they were marred by nasal Himesh Bhai. There was one inside joke in the movie which I really loved
HR - "Aisa hogaya to meri naak kat jaayegi" (If this happens my nose will be cut)
Sidekick - "Aisa nahi hone doonga. Agar aisa hua...to tu gaayega kaise?" (I wont let it happen. If this happens..how will you sing?)
Also I loved the scene where Himesh cracks the safe by its dial tune. That alone I think was one ingenious idea.
Now coming to the scoop. Himesh has told that he will reveal the secret of his cap in the sequel(???) of this movie. Well...when you just thought that he was going to spare you out...he is going to bounce back with sequel. An insider reveals that there are talks of a third part where he dons role of a superhero like Krriissh and the movie is Titled Aap Ki chaddii. The director Prasanth Chadda (thats the guys real name) said that in this movie it will be revealed why Himesh wears a VIP Underwear outside his pants (smart product placement).
I am not sure if they really make a bad movie intentionally or accidentally. Its better to watch a movie that has some logic and story even though it may have been shot cheaply in Delhi (Khosla ka Ghosla) or Chennai (Chennai 600028 or Mozhi) rather than having no story and still being shot all over the globe.
Hmmm...how badly I wish a Kamal or Amir Khan movie gets released once every month.
P.S: Thanks to Adithya for the suggestion of the tummy:-)