Movie Review : Kucch Luv Jaisaa (2011)

Users Rating: [ratings] ★☆☆☆☆
Box Office: Flop

It seems a bit pointless now, the idea that actor Shifaali Shah actually went and spent a day in jail with real criminals to get a feel of what it is like to be in the company of crooks and thugs while preparing for her role in ‘Kucch Luv Jaisaa’. The exercise seems futile now because Rahul Bose’s Raghav, the ‘criminal’ that Shah’s bored housewife Madhu hangs out with, in the film, behaves more like an edgy yuppie than the hardened felon his character is supposed to be.

Vipul Shah’s latest, ‘Kucch Luv Jaisaa’, directed by debutante Barnali Ray Shukla, is a film balanced precariously; where on one hand, it stars two gifted actors, Shifaali and Rahul, in lead roles, on the other, the meandering story and weak script, coupled with extremely sketchy characterisations, mean the film never really picks up steam, and consequently, doesn’t quite hold onto the audience’s interest.

Most of the film deals with Shifaali’s Madhu looking for some excitement in her life on her birthday, feeling forgotten by her husband, Shravan, played by Sumeet Raghavan, who is too caught up in work to remember the big day, 29th February, even though it comes once in four years. Riled, Madhu leaves home to embark on a day long adventure around the city. She teams up with Bose’s Raghav, who she runs into at a restaurant and thinks is a private detective hot on the trail of his target.

In reality though, Raghav is a forgery artist on the run from the police, having been outed by his beloved girlfriend, a wannabe actress he was going to propose to. The two bond over the course of the day, learning something about themselves as individuals and finding a new attitude towards life at the end of it all.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
Average Reviews
2.5 “Kucch Luv Jaisaa is largely a case of promises unfulfilled.”
2.5 “Nevertheless, it’s a decent watch, ‘kucch’ hadd tak.'”
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Kucch Luv Jaisaa is not compelling enough.”
2.0 “Talented actors stuck in a sparse story!”
2.0 “Kucch Luv Jaisa is a dissatisfying film about a dissatisfied life.”
2.0 “‘Kucch Luv Jaisaa’ falters in execution”
2.0 “It is a good first attempt by debutant director Barnali Shukla but can’t be termed as a must-watch movie.”
2.0 “Unfortunately the film turns out to be hardly exciting courtesy abundance of loopholes.”
2.0 “Kucch Luv Jaisaa is strictly timepass.”
1.5 “Kucch Luv Jaisaa sets out to be an out-of-box story about human relations, but ends up so dull that it turns out to be something else entirely.”
1.5 “Half-dead, half-written, and of which probably half shot, that film’s already been made. Well. Next.”
1.5 “Kuchh Luv Jaisa is not such a bad thing, but plays itself out clunkily.”
1.0 “On the whole, KUCCH LUV JAISAA fails to deliver. An exercise in boredom and monotony.”
1.0 “Unfortunately enough, the film disappoints on both counts.”
0.5 “Kuchh Luv Jaisa is a worthless trip to the land of idiocy.”
DNA India


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