In recent history, both Vidya and Emraan are known to give sure shot hits and their last venture together 'The Dirty Picture' received both commercial and critical acclaim. Announcement of their next venture with an experimental and hit director like Rajkumar Gupta ('Aamir' and 'No One Killed Jessica') created a lot of expectation as both the actors are known to do wonders with a little offbeat commercial movies. But it seems that even during their golden phase, actors cannot create a hit out of a half hearted script and direction. In spite of Vidya's trademark acting, you do feel that a Huma Qureshi or a Parineeti Chopra would have done a better justice to the role. Reasons - a) because Vidya's Punjabi accent doesn't appear effortless or consistent, and b) her recent marriage to the movie's producer (Siddharth Roy Kapur of UTV Motion Pictures) and over exposure due to her impeccable Sabyasachi clad presence in award shows and Cannes Film Festival, kind of weighs heavily over her make believe character in the movie. Rajesh Sharma's acting and characterization are both consistent throughout the movie. Namit has acted well but characterization is not so clear.
Date: 5 Aug 2013
Time: 9.30 pm
Emran is good, Vidya is her self...:)
Worth a watch !