News Helpline | November, 22 2013
Gori Tere Pyaar Mein is a romantic comedy film written and directed by Punit Malhotra.Produced by Karan Johar under the banner of Dharma Productions,the film features Imran Khan,Kareena Kapoor Khan and Shraddha Kapoor in pivotal roles.
Verdict : Can be watched for Imran and Kareena's on screen chemistry, and the peppy music score.
Director Punit Malhotra made debut under Karan Johar with Imran - Sonam starrer I Hate Luv Storys. Film was a decent hit and now he is back with Imran -Kareena combo under same banner and similar urban romantic genre. the film has hit the screens today alongwith another biggie in the form of Sunny Deol’s Singh Sahib The Great’.
Sriram Venkat (Imran Khan) belongs to a rich Tamil family based in Bangalore and he is always on the receiving end from his parents for his careless attitude towards life. One fine day, he meets Dia (Kareena Kapoor) and promptly falls in love with her.
Though Dia hails from a rich family, she is quite grounded and spends a lot of time doing social work for the poor and needy. As time passes by, Sriram and Dia spend some lovely times together and decide to get married. However, an ugly incident involving Dia’s social work creates some huge differences between the love-struck couple.
Upset and distressed at the turn of events, Dia leaves Sriram and joins an NGO and starts living in a village. In parallel, Sriram also moves ahead in life and decides to marry Shabbu Patel (Shradda Kapoor). But, as the wedding date gets closer, Sriram starts realizing his love for Dia.
The rest of the story is about how Sriram follows Dia to the village and wins his love back.
Once again, the feisty Kareena Kapoor steals the show in this film. Though she has a difficult role to portray, Kareena plays it with her characteristic ease while portraying her emotions quite well in the second half. Imran is decent as usual and plays his character convincingly.
The first half of the movie is quite interesting. While the scenes between Shradda and Imran have been narrated extremely well, the songs are another major plus for this movie.
Anupam Khan does a great job in his negative character while Shradda looks quite cute in her cameo.
After a peppy and interesting first half, the second half is a bit slow when the focus shifts from the main leads to the problems in the village. The problems and issues showcased look artificial and while, one expects the romance to continue in the village, the social issues take center stage.
The narration lacks the punch as many scenes feel stretched. Certain portions of Kareena’s look remind you of her earlier film ‘Jab We Met’. The feel that every rom-com is typically associated with is lacking in the second half.
Punit Malhotra takes a u-turn from his regular rom-coms and sets this movie in a village. His direction is apt during the first half as he gears the audience for an exciting second half, but all that is lost as the social issues are highlighted and the romance takes a backseat.
Vishal Shekhar’s music is outstanding and most of the tracks are entertaining. The background score is decent and dialogues are pretty simple.
The camerawork is quite good and showcases the urban and rural atmospheres beautifully. The village setup and its artwork in the entire second half is quite convincing. The screenplay is pretty decent as all the scenes have been conceptualized well.
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