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Cheeni Kum – Review

June 9, 2007
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London, rain, umbrella, Indian restaurant, Indian food, Indian chef (read Amitabh Bachchan) and a tourist as the heroine and oh yes, a few brands’ publicity. This is how I would sum up the latest Big B starrer comedy flick, Cheeni Kum.

Please do not read between the lines, you might read something which I don’t mean.

The movie was happy and yet dramatic. It didn’t try giving any moral statements but still teaches a thing or two about living life to the fullest. I got so much engrossed in the supporting characters that I felt like it was an ensemble cast. The actress who played Big B’s mother, Zohra Sehgal, the little blood cancer patient who was too old mentally for her age, played by Baby Swini (she plays Chaitali in Ba Bahu aur Baby and I think she is an awesome actress), the British waiter who kept trying to learn the Hindi pronunciation of the name of an Indian dish, the character called Colgate who calls Zafrani as “Zefrrani” (which is hilarious… after the movie I had ‘Zefrrani’ kebab 😉 in the adjoining restaurant and you can very well understand how unfittingly I was giggling throughout the whole luncheon) and many others were so good at their individual roles  that I felt really happy that here is a movie with great actors, witty dialogs, laugh a minute scenes, histrionics of AB which he would surely not do in real life and stellar performances from hotshots like AB, Tabu and Paresh Rawal. Truly speaking, I’m floored by the movie. I loved it and I think it’s worth a second watch, or can even be a nice addition to your DVD collection.

So, go ahead. Enjoy the huge umbrellas in the London rains and see the unusual love bloom between a 64 year old with a 34 year old. You won’t be disappointed seeing a hilarious yet realistic approach to such a relationship.

 

Others worth a mention –

Music – served mostly as the background score… I would like to mention the song “O Saathi re, tere bina bhi kya jeena…” being played when AB has had a fight with his girlfriend and is going away… it was very symbolic specially with the expression; it brought back sweet memories of the movie Muqaddar ka Sikandar.

Location – ah… wow… simply wow… be it London streets or Delhi… both look equally beautiful. Btw, I’m in love with London… I’d love to stay there.

Costumes – ok, not that great. But then again costumes had least to do in the movie.

Look of the movie – nothing compared to the KJo or Yash Chopra canvas, but it was perfect for a soft and sweet movie like this.

 

Overall, the movie was beyond a good. I would give it a sincere 8 on 10.

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  1. June 10, 2007 4:36 PM

    //please do not read between the lines, you might read something which I don’t mean.//
    =))
    looks like once bitten twice shy….

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