The movie meets the expectations of the masses – 4.0/5.0
Review By Mukul Kumar Sharma:
Welcome valentine’s week and its love all around. With the multitude of days like the rose, chocolate and god knows what date, you might be looking out for a good change. If you have been awaiting the release of Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, trust me there can be no better time than the valentine’s week to watch this amazing rom-com. The movie it seems brings in a present day romance at its best. Punch it together with a string of melodies and you get the perfect recipe for a hit.
What you have often witnessed in Bollywood movies is the protagonist putting his heart and soul to woo their beloved. Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu brings in a fresh breeze of change. Ever seen a Bollywood couple getting married by mistake? Add to it no effort from either of the partners and this definitely is a new story. So what’s your take on the continuation of friendship to love and finally marriage? Whatever it is, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu starts the other way round.
Though many a film buffs might get reminded of movies like “What happened in Vegas” and “Reccien Cazado”, the movie is no remake of either. If you have preconceived notion about the movies being an adaptation spill them out. Trust me there is no truth in these rumours which actually started thanks to the similar promos of the movie. 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. They say opposites attract. Let’s find out.
Though EK Main Aur Ekk Tu has been classified as a Rom-Com 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 movie is more about one to one interaction than the regular crowded shows in regular Bollywood Rom-Coms. It seems the director took his job on an adventurous trip and trust me when I tell you it was every bit worth the effort.
The character of Rahul (played by Imran Khan) has a perfect life as that of an architect. He seems pretty happy fulfilling his parents (Boman Irani and Ratna Pathak) dreams and following in their footsteps. 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. But fate had another plans in store for the Mama’s boy when he accidently bumps into Riana (played by Kareena Kapoor). Riana is just the opposite of Rahul in every way. The fun loving, witty hairstylist will give you every reason to ‘LOL’ while watching the movie.
They meet over a couple of drinks but the number of drinks keeps expanding with every drink they gulp. It’s soon after this that they get up realizing they are married to each other. Rahul, who has never taken a single decision without his parents’ 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. 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. The result: The most unlikely of friendship springs up between the two of them. 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.
The movie which is set up in the backdrop of urban culture has been shot in Las Vegas and Mumbai. It is every bit a very multiplex types movie and one can compare it to Imtiaz Ali’s Jab We Met. This is one movie where you cannot be sure of what you are about to witness the next moment. It is way apart from the typical predictable Bollywood stories.
If you consider the music of Ek Main Aur Ek Tu it is very much designed for the urban crowd and does the job it is meant to do. Both the title track and ‘Auntyji’ has already found a huge fan following all across the globe.
Both the actors have done a fabulous job at acting. They have perfectly adapted to the characters meted out for them. Their onscreen chemistry is just perfect and Kareena seems to have brought to life the directors depiction of her. Though Imran has done justice to his role too Kareena’s experience speaks for itself. She has surpassed the Khan in living up to her character in the movie. Imran does seem to be growing more mature with every film and this movie will depict the same.
The small supporting cast has done a fabulous job too. Be it Boman Irani, Ratna Pathak Shah, Ram Kapoor or Sonia Mehra, they are all a treat to watch on screen.
The movie meets the expectations of the masses. It is bound to be a huge favourite amongst its target audience, i.e. the younger generations. To classify it as the perfect date movie will not be wrong. Go with an open mind and you will sure come out with a wide grin on your face. Overall, a must watch for one and all.