Kuch Kuch Locha Hai
Movie-Kuch Kuch Locha Hai
Devang Dholakia’s “Kuch Kuch Locha Hai”, touted as a sex comedy, is in fact a large-scale mindless Gujarati drama on celluloid, packaged like a never-ending Balaji Telefilms soap, with skin show and cheap, ineffective thrills galore.
The story revolves around Praveen Patel (Ram Kapoor) aka PP, a middle-aged Gujarati shopkeeper settled in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He lives with his dramatic and stereotypically loud Gujarati wife Kokila Patel (Suchita Trivedi), whom he lovingly calls KoKodile and musician son, Jigar Patel (Navdeep Chabbra).
Like most NRIs, PP is besotted by Bollywood and in fact has a quirky obsession for the Bollywood ‘sex bomb’ Shananya (Sunny Leone).
How PP manipulates his way through to fulfil his dream for a date with Shanaya, forms the crux of this long and convoluted tale.
Unfortunately, the premise is staid and it’s treatment obnoxious. Most of the scenes are tackily canned. The direction is; careless, on the face close and upfront and theatrically projected.
On the performance front, though over-the-top, Suchita Trivedi as Kokila Patel and Mehul Buch as Chanpa Patel, PP’s friend, are the only two, who stand out. There is some element of sincerity in their performances. They are believable characters.
Sunny Leone is there for the oomph factor and she delivers uninhibitedly in ‘full’ measure, without any qualms.
Ram Kapoor as the stout PP with a moronic smile and constipated look, just hams his way through his performance. Once claiming to be a method actor, he now delivers, just as he does in every TV serial — a lacklustre performance. With buffoonery in most of his scenes, he is an eyesore in this film.
Equally unbearable, are Navdeep Chabbra as PP’s son Jigar and Evelyn Sharma as Jigar’s girlfriend Naina. They are a mismatched couple. This oddity is fairly noticeable in the scenes that they are together.
The script is packed with frivolous, laugh-by-the-minute gags that are below mediocre in presentation and projection. The characters are cardboard thin with no depth or graph and the dialogues too are oft heard, cliched with Bollywood references.
The music is passable and the background score rendered with techno beats is too loud and ear blasting.
This film is a highly avoidable, unless you happen to be a Ram Kapoor fan.