EMAET is a rocking fare this Valentine Day – 3.0/5.0
The plot of the flick unfolds in the urban landscape of Las Vegas and Mumbai where Rahul Kapoor (Imran Khan) is trying hard to follow in the footsteps of his parents. But as luck would have it, he loses his secure job as an architect and decides to hide it from parents to lessen their pain.
Rahul plans to find a new job before breaking the news to his parents. But before that could happen Rahul meets Raina Braganza (Kareena Kapoor), who is a feisty hairstylist, accustomed to live life on her own terms.
Somehow, Rahul and Raina meet before Christmas for a few drinks and end up crossing the line in their inebriated condition. So much so that next morning they wake up to the fact that they had married last night. Now, Rahul has to hide this fact too from his parents.
To rectify things, Rahul and Raina decide to get the wedding annulled as soon as possible. They give application in court and get appointment after ten days. During these ten days they meet, drink, argue and a lot of things happen.
What happens to their marriage, and if they change their minds and let it continue for their upcoming lives, is revealed in the later part of the flick.
Kareena Kapoor, the gorgeous bollywood babe who enacts the part of Raina Braganza in the film, comes out with an endearing performance. The urban landscape and nuances of the character of Raina suited Bebo to a ‘T’, much like it was earlier in Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Jab We Met’. Kareena once again shows her mettle and comes out with a rocking portrayal.
Imran Khan, the latest heartthrob of bollywood, never let the feisty Bebo dominate in the proceedings of the flick. Though his character of Rahul Kapoor is a stickler of rules, Imran goes about the whole thing with a rare maturity and finesse.
Boman Irani and Ratna Pathak Shah, who play Imran Khan’s parents in the flick, looked every inch the character. Similarly, Ram Kapoor and Sonia Mehra performed their respective characters with great lan. Other actors extend able support to the main cast of the flick.
The direction of Shakun Batra is good and akin to western style of storytelling than familiar in bollywood. His handling of dramatic sequence at the dinner table is superb. Even the scenes at Kareena Kapoor’s home in Mumbai leave the stamp of his direction. It’s ably aided by an excellent screenplay for the flick. The treatment of climax sequence is out of box and should be liked by the audience.
The musical scores by Amit Trivedi perfectly suit the genre of the flick and should help it at the box- office. Title track and ‘Autyji’ numbers are already popular with the audience. David Mac Donald’s visuals of Vegas are stunningly beautiful and will help the film rock
Kareena Kapoor and Imran Khan have given excellent performances in the film. The beautiful locales of Vegas and rocking musical scores should be liked by its target audience of youth, especially in multiplexes of big metros. Overall a rocking fare this Valentine Day!!