Saturday, February 24, 2007

Movie Review: Honey Moon Travels Pvt Ltd

Forget everything else: Arjun Rampal is called Jignesh set match

Cast: Shabana Azmi, Boman Irani, Amisha Patel, Karan Khanna, Vikram Chatwal, Sandya Mridul, Kay Kay, Arjun Rampal (special ap), Dia Mirza, Raima Sen, Abhay Deol and Manisha Lamba

Direction: Reema Kagti

The plot: Six couples are off on a packaged honeymoon. Each of the couples is at a different stage of life and the honeymoon brings some people closer while creating problems for the other. Shabana and Boman ( Oscar and Naeed ‘Nahid’ ) are the bets of the lot with an amazing chemistry. The couple in their twilight seeking love after enduring pain. They have the best lines (‘You think the world is a bad place” irani to the bong kay kay J and gets a kick from shabana) and pull it off.

Vikram and Sandhya are a couple who get married over the net to escape secrets. He wants ot keep the fact that he gay from his family, we are spared her misfortunes other than being cheated by a married man. Amisha patel is the Indian version of the ‘blonde’ and is married to karan. Painful to watch. Karan takes a liking for Vikram and cannot handle the emotions, but keeps himself away. Bobby and manisha(she looks cute, hot, bad all within a few scenes of each other) are the perfect couple, why? Because they are super heroes in disguise. Kay Kay and Raima are a bong couple who were in love and have now lost the spark. Raima is trying her best to get it back, and they rock too. Dia Mirza is forcefully married to ranvir shorey (brilliantly acted role of ‘pride’ oriented guy) and she promptly runs off with her true love Rampal (useless part of story I guess). Everthing in each of the situations is intended (all puns included) and thats intelligent movie making

Good music (I love the song Sajna de Vaari Vaari) and some simple travel promotions of goa. The characters are not well developed, except for the odd nicely done scene. There is a brilliantly done dance sequence between Abhay and Manisha. Technically, each of the movies parts have weaknesses. What the director ( a first timer) has done brilliantly is to weave these small situations into a spectacularly hilarious mix, so as to achieve max entertainment value.

Rating: 7.5/10

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