Kal Kissne Dekha - Movies Reviews

Jun 13, 2009, 08:37 IST | Sarita Tanwar

You've waited long for a Hindi film to hit the screens. The wait is over but after watching Vashu Bhagnani's Kal Kissne Dekha, you wish it wasn't.

What it's about: You've waited long for a Hindi film to hit the screens. The wait is over but after watching Vashu Bhagnani's Kal Kissne Dekha, you wish it wasn't. Chandigarh boy Nihaal (Jackky) moves to Mumbai for further studies, after finally convincing his mother.

In college, his professor and ex-NASA scientist, Siddharth Verma (Rishi Kapoor) takes him under his wing. Together, they work on project but Nihaal has no idea that he is actually Professor Evil, who is using him for a devious plan.

To make things interesting, Nihaal sees visions of things that will happen in the future. Before long, Nihaal finds himself in the middle of a terrorist plan to blow up many parts of the city, and it's up to him to stop the baddies. 

What's good: Producer Vashu Bhagnani gives his son a lavish launch breathtaking locations, great settings et al.
 
The premise is interesting; how you hope the screenplay had matched up to it! Newcomer Jackky Bhagnani is no show-stealer but he doesn't disappoint either.
 
His vulnerability is endearing. Riteish Deshmukh in a brief role raises a few laughs despite an ill-sketched character.
 
Archana Puran Singh is first-rate as Nihaal's typically Punjabi mother. Watch out for her in the scene when she says, "Mera beta famous ho gaya."

What's bad: KKD reminds you of the films that were made in the '80s. It's riddled with clichés like the hero's geeky friend, bad boys on bikes (who bully the hero), the rich spoilt girl who later falls for the hero, and villains (Rahul Dev and Co), who all dress in black and hang around in a seedy den.
 
We know they want to blow up the city but no one knows why. Ideally, a perfect launch vehicle for a newcomer needs to be fresh and imaginative but in KKD, the producer attempts to sell his son as the ultimate star the same mistake that Harry Baweja did with Love Story 2050.

KKD is a show reel for Jackky which tries to market him as the perfect hero. He can dance, he can fight, he can ride a dirt bike like a pro and he can even romance it tells us. Only if they'd focused as much on the script. Rishi Kapoor totally miscast he looks just too sweet to work as an evil scientist (his crazy wig doesn't help).

What's that? Someone forgot to tell the writer that the film is based in 2009, and while mobiles are being used by everyone, including the doodhwala to the bhajiwalas, our hero doesn't own one. His mother calls on the hostel line (sitting on a tractor) and yells at whoever answers the landline at his college.

Also in the climax, there are bombs placed all over the city, but there is just one team to defuse them, and they are being led by you guessed it apna Bhagnani boy.
 
The leading lady (Vaishali Desai) is over-dressed almost all the time. Whether she is in college, on the beach and at home, she is always red carpet- ready.

What to do: Watch it only if you're scared that the multiplexes will go on strike again. After all, kal kissne dekha?

Kal Kissne Dekha
U; romance/drama
Dir: by Vivek Sharma
Cast: Jackky Bhagnani, Vaishali Desai, Archana Puran Singh, Rishi Kapoor, Farida Jalal and Satish Shah

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