EMAET is exactly Karan Johar’s Valentine’s Day treat – 3.0/5.0
EK Main Aur Ekk Tu has been classified as a Rom-Com and it takes you on a joy ride to something more than a regular Bollywood flick. Shakun Batra has done a fabulous job at his directorial debut and has depicted the story by just the perfect camera angles.
The story here revolves around two characters one of whom has never taken any decision on his own and another whose life is nothing less than that of a free bird.
CAST AND CREW:
Star Cast: Kareena Kapoor, Imran Khan, Boman Irani, Randhir Kapoor, Ram Kapoor, Ratna Pathak Shah
Director: Shakun Batra
Producer: Karan Johar, Ronnie Screwwala
Music Director: Amit Trivedi
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
An architect Rahul Kapoor (Imran Khan) has a perfect life. He seems pretty happy fulfilling his parents (Boman Irani and Ratna Pathak) dreams and following in their footsteps.
Rahul is a 25-year-old boy. He brushes his teeth three times and irons his socks and underwear – everything that his parents want him to do. He is like a puppet living out their dreams and desires. Everything seemed to be going perfect in his life when all of a sudden he loses his job in Vegas. Devastated he decides to hide the fact from his parents till he finds another job. He accidently meets Riana.
Hairstylist Raina Braganza (Kareena Kapoor) is fun loving and just the opposite of Rahul in every way.
Rahul Kapoor and Raina Braganza are strangers and jobless. The duo happens to bump into each other on Christmas Eve and eventually get high on drinks. But hell breaks loose for society conscious Rahul (who hails from an elite class), when he discovers himself married to Raina the next morning.
On the contrary, free-spirited Raina is super-chilled about the situation, which surprises Rahul but later he falls for this very quality of Raina.
Rahul, who has never taken a single decision without his parent’s consent is now in a mess. The loss of his job becomes a trivial issue to the wedding issue now. Both of them go for the only solution available in Vegas. Yes, they decide to annul their wedding.
Instead of feeling awkward they become thick friends and file a divorce in the court. The court asks them to appear before it in ten days’ time and the movie revolves around those very ten days. The two of them share great moments of fun and wildness in the next ten days.
Raina introduces him to her family and deeply in love with Raina; Rahul gets the second blow when Raina shows no inclination towards Rahul as far as love is concerned.
One does not help but wonder will this friendship emerge into love and whether it will go on all the way to a real wedding. What happens next is an interesting watch.
Kareena surpasses the expectations by her performance par excellence. She dominates most of times as chirpy and lively character. She seems to improve with every passing year in her acting.
Imran too doesn’t withhold as he beautifully switches lanes from being timid to being assertive. He brings just that right amount of balance to the two characters he is playing.
Boman Imrani as Imran’s father fits in the bill perfectly but at times is boring with his patent expressions.
Ditto goes for Imran’s mother.
Ratna Pathak brings the memories of Sarabhai V/s Sarabhai on big screen.
Ram Kapoor in small but pivotal role pulls it off nicely.
Music speaks volumes and goes with the flow of the story but can’t make it to chartbusters besides title song.
Cinematography is ‘A’ class.
Dialogues are too casual which leaves them slightly punch-less at certain occasions.
Editing is the saviour as it keeps the film short and crisp.
This is director Shakun Batra’s first film after working as assistant director on the likes of ‘Rock On’, ‘JaaneTu ya Jaane Na’. Shakun Batra familiarizes the spectator with the protagonists at the very inception and then wholly engages you in Imran and Kareena’s journey. He has taken the liberty of adding new elements to the film, which would have made it a flawless venture.
The movie brings in a present day romance at its best. With its neon lights and flash, Las Vegas too is an important character adding to the film’s mood and melody.
And Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (EMAET) is exactly Karan Johar’s Valentine’s Day treat.