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Upperstall Review


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Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai


Hindi, Comedy, Romance, 2010, Color

Rajesh Parekh (Riteish Deshmukh) is a simple boy who's been looking for love since he was a baby. Thoroughly unsuccessful in his endeavors, he nearly gives up till he meets Natasha (Sonal Sehgal), the girl of his dreams. Desh (Ruslaan Mumtaz) is the youngest superstar in the country. Mothers want to adopt him and their daughters want to marry him. But when will he find the girl of his dreams? All of their worlds turn upside down when Tara (Jacqueline Fernandez), an alien from Venus, lands on Earth in the search of true love...

Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai is yet another moronic film churned out by Bollywood. The film thinks it is a cute, charming, feel-good rom-com whereas it is little more than a badly written and ineptly directed enterprise. Our filmmakers seem to think that with a one line idea, viola - the film is as good as made. That the germ has to be fleshed into into a coherent screenplay with properly conceived scenes seems to escape them. And this even before filming. A one liner here, a idiotic gag here, the very occasional funny moment does not a film make. Little wonder, we're witnessing turkey after turkey, week after week.

All you're thinking of, while the silly story unfurls, is what if the alien girl hadn't come at all. Then there wouldn't have been any film at all and looking at what you're seeing, maybe that's not a bad thing after all. The film is predictable, fails to offer any freshness, has no idea how to begin and end a scene or determine how long to keep each gag going, treats sex in as juvenile a manner as possible to desperately get the laughs, and even the love story gets painfully boring as it proceeds. Oh did I mention the corny romantic dialogue that even Bollywood of yore would have cringed at???

The kindest thing you can say about Farah Khan's unbearable cameo is that she was sporting enough to embarrass herself. None of the others including Akshay Kumar or even Priyanka Chopra are able to add any value to the film, while the main performances are extremely weak. Riteish is repeating himself as the lovable (read dimwitted) loser while Jaqueline looks good and smiles sweetly but is unable to do anything else. Vishal Malhotra hams till it hurts, Ruslaan lacks the screen presence and personality to be credible as the country's biggest superstar while Sonal Sehgal hasn't much to do. And I don't think Satish Shah would add this film on his filmography.

The technicalities can do nothing either although the music is actually a shade better than the rest of the film but even that is killed by unimaginative song picturisations. Considering the alien is there for two days, the wardrobe department sure has provided quite a number of wardrobe changes for the entire cast.

Final moral of the story: Losers of the world, please go a Drive-in and wait for a space ship from Venus to drop a girl in your arms. For this planet hasn't got anyone for you. Sheesh!

Upperstall review by: Karan Bali aka TheThirdMan

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