The story revolves around Aman (Ali Zafar) a Pakistani who is in love with an Indian girl Asha( Yami Gautam) . The original title I have heard was Aman ki Asha cute as that sounds I am glad they changed it because this isn’t really a romance just a great opportunity for slapstick and even a little satire at our sub continental hang-ups . Asha brings Amman home to meet her loud, crazy Punjabi (what else) family who are willing to put up with an Indian Muslim but a Pakistani ? Well that is going to be a problem for this family.
Most of this film was laugh out loud hilarious and I would like to say just good fun despite the Alcohol, the prostitute and senior abuse …yes you read right just good fun . As a kind of desi “Meet the Parents” it succeeds without being excruciatingly complicated or forced. I really enjoyed it and spent most of it laughing out loud Aman falls into one unintentionally ridiculous situation after another. Ali Zafar was the star of the show, despite looking exhausted he carries the entire film on his shoulders. He really knows how to do comedy, his timing, the intonations he gave his dialogues are simply brilliant. I can honestly say he was the best thing about this movie and I am not generally a big fan of his work. Kiran Kher was just average, she just went over the top for me and her constant repetition of the words Siyappa got annoying after a while.
Yami Gautham looked sweet but she and Ali Zafar had zero chemistry in fact I found myself wishing Sara Khan who plays the heroines slightly flirty sister was the heroine. She and Ali Zafar were fantastic in the song and dance sequence despite the awful clothes she was wearing. Whatever happened to the old fashioned Bollywood standby: “we were drunk and had a dream “sequence? Perhaps she could have borrowed Kiran Kher’s red dress we see floating around in the end credits? My favourite line had to be from Ali Zafar : after being discovered singing and dancing on an empty table with his tipsy,flirty sister in law to be by his angry girlfriend he puts the scar he had been gyrating to on Sara Khan’s head and says “appa tho fan hai”…nearly fell off my chair laughing !
Some of the other highlights were the Kanjoos Jeeja who waits at a bakery till closing time for cheap cakes and Pakistan V India fight between neighbours . Anupam Kher was the better half of the Kher equation this time, quiet but effective in his role as the amnesiac father.The story could have done with a little more depth and a lot more romance . having said that it kept me entertained through out .
Three and Half oh okay I give it Four out of Five stars