Monday, June 16, 2008

My review of Mere Baap Pehle Aap

I have seen Mere Baap Pehle Aap. It could have been a really good movie but what lets it down is the awful dialogue. There isn't a single dialogue that's not cringe worthy. Priyan is from the South, so he probably doesn't know much about the nuances of Hindi. As a result the movie is peppered with school text shuddh hindi that was really hard to listen to. Bhains ki bachi, kameeni, paanchvi kaksha and all those idioms, none of them funny. Priyan was unable to inject any fresh vibes into the movie. It looks quite stale and old. Editing was bad.

Still, the movie is pleasant, funny and heart warming without major song and drama. Genelia is cute. Paresh is nice.

I watched it for Akshaye and Shobhana. Shobhana didn't have much to do in the movie but she looked heart-stoppingly beautiful. They made her look old and frumpy to suit Paresh but there's a song in which she is wearing a green saree and she leans on a tree and you catch your breath. My god, what a beautiful woman! She gives new meaning to statuesque. And she shows what a really classy actress can do with even little material. She doesn't have a single major dialogue and yet in the scene where Akshaye calls her and she thinks it's Paresh, she turned it into the emotional highlight of the movie.

Akshaye didn't have much to do except be a perpetual scold in a cutesy way. This could have worked if the dialogue backed him up. With that godawful writing, there was no chance.

Akshaye always looks his best in Priyan's movies. Doli Sajake Rakhna, Hulchul and now this. He looked much better than in Race. As usual, he was costumed really badly. In one scene, he wear a normal white T-shirt and he looked so cool in it and I wondered why can't they fit him with such simple clothes throughout the movie? Instead he was sporting a dowdy wardrobe. As if that wasn't enough, he had bad makeup. In some scenes, he hadn't shaved and his eyes were red. On the whole, these are just minor quibbles. He was great to see. He was awesome in Kerala lungi in that houseboat song.

I wanted to see Akshaye and Shobhana in the movie and the movie didn't disappoint me on that score. Genelia was an added delight. Good timepass.


Anonymous said...

Akshaye Khanna, as I always said that he needs a very good designer. He is really handsome that his look should not be wasted.

As for the movie, it is better than Malamaal Weekly, Bhool Bhulaiya, Chup Chupke, Kyunki, Dhol and Garam Massala. MBPA has a class. Akshaye Khanna is completey natural and brilliant in his role as a son and lover of Genelia D'souza. Genelia is cute! I love the chemistry of Akshaye Khanna with Paresh Rawal. Shobhana is really beautiful. In fact, she is more beautiful than Kiron Kher!

Anonymous said...

I saw the film. It isn't that bad as the critics and audiences are saying. It is Priyan's style of flick. I love the film. Akshaye Khanna is awesome along with Genelia D'souza.

Anonymous said...

I don't find any flaws in MBPA except its music and songs. It is a good and watchable movie. Still, I would warn people to watch the movie keeping in mind that it's not a full comedy film but it has some emotional scenes and drama. Only then you'll not be disappointed. It has Priyan's brand of film-making. It's a sweet movie. Akshoo is natural and he suits the role and has fantastic chemistry with Paresh Rawal. He also looks young and fresh with Genelia.

Anonymous said...

^Well, music and songs are not the problems of MBPA. After all, it's Priyan's film. These songs suit the movie and Priyan's style. The only and only problem of the movie is the editing job!