Karle Pyaar Karle
A; Romance
Dir: Rajesh Pandey
Cast: Shiv Darshan, Hasleen Kaur, Aham Sharma

How bad can a film be? If that is the question, this haphazard endeavour is your answer. With the story resting on random wagers and silly games played by the protagonists, the movie doesn’t have much of a plot. To add to it, every other scene is unbearably tacky. Making a film just for the heck of it — now that’s what Karle Pyaar Karle is all about.

Shiv Darshan and Hasleen Kaur make a forgettable debut
Shiv Darshan and Hasleen Kaur make a forgettable debut

The film is set in Lavasa; we are introduced to a college where students do everything but study. It takes a little while to figure out who the lead pair is. The male lead (Shiv Darshan) is a likeable ‘cool’ dude who takes things easy, while the girl (Hasleen Kaur) pretends to be snooty.

And yes, there is a leather-jacketed villain (Aham Sharma) thrown into the mix. As the film progresses, we are told that the guy and girl shared a romantic past — it seems that they got separated during childhood only to meet again in (surprise!) college.

The movie is riddled with illogical twists and turns; the songs — there’s one every 15 minutes — don’t help either. If only the makers had chosen to put their imagination to good use and boost the script as opposed to wasting resources by shooting at foreign locales. With such a clichéd storyline, even sloppy original ideas would perhaps have earned the film some brownie points.

Also, the dialogues and jokes are nothing to write home about. In terms of performance, both the newbies seem to have mastered the art of hamming. Shiv’s sculpted body fails to make up for his lack of acting skills even as Hasleen tries hard to do justice to her emotional scenes. Aham doesn’t leave a mark with his performance either. It would also be interesting to note that Rumi Khan’s villainous role is modelled after Daniel Day-Lewis in Gangs of New York.

Take our word and give this one a miss, or be prepared to lose out on two hours of your life that you will never get back.