Before you continue reading, let me clear up the rumour for you: it’s not.
Now, where were we? Ah, yes…. Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (emaet) had stirred up a buzz with a well thought and successful promotional strategy, complimented by the light hearted trailer that led the nondescript viewer to several ‘laugh out loud’ moments and exclamations of “aww.”
However, the movie was a 110 minute long assault on respective audiences, chastising them for purchasing tickets and harbouring high expectations. The movie goes around in circles and in attempting to give a fresh perspective to Bollywood Rom-Coms, the director unfortunately gives an unsatisfactory ending, that leaves audiences wishing the movie had ended when the trailer ended.
Kareena Kapoor‘s acting leaves much to desire as her overly ‘bubbly’ and ‘cheerful’ persona led me to desire a popcorn induced coma that would allow for me to escape from such ridiculous acting. For future reference, stick to movies where you are overshadowed by the male lead or are objectified.
Imran Khan crawls around like a misguided goat being led to the slaughter house for the first half of the movie; however, he displays flashes brilliance as an actor in the second half with a rousing performance. For future reference though Imran; don’t fall over, then recover immediately and profess your love.
Overall though, the movie was slower than a maruti 800 and lacked intense and gripping scenes. The acting of Boman Irani and Ram Kapoor deserves a special mention as their comic roles served as a saving grace for what could easily be called a sinking ship. Furthermore, the music served as a remedy to the uneventful and banter-less affair.
Reading critical acclaim for such a film is almost as depressing as the movie itself for it highlights, again, that Bollywood can make rubbish sell as long as noteworthy actors and actresses champion the cause.
Verdict: If you take your valentine to this movie, they will not only leave you, but humiliate you on every single social networking site available.
5/10 –> this movie might talk about butts, but it deserves one helluva B.P.L (Bum Pe Laat)