“Karthik Calling Karthik” is a movie that is worth its universal certificate. A strong story narrated with an unmistakable Bollywood accent, the movie is a refreshing experience.
In spite of me being a fan of the leave-your-brains-behind type of movies, I enjoyed KCK as it offers you everything you look for in a movie - good story, song and dance, good looking cast and the works.
The movie revolves around Karthik (Farhan Akhtar), a miserable failure and how he gains a new life following a phone call one fateful evening and how the same phone call, which was earlier his strength, turns into his greatest weakness.
The rest of the plot unravels the mystery behind the phone call and how Karthik tries to set his life right. Deepika Padukone plays Shonali, his love interest.
Although the movie cannot be called a thriller, it has its share of the edge-of-the-seat moments. The first half is enjoyable and easy on you, the second half is a little heavy and gets predictable making the audience slightly restless.
The casting could not be more apt. Farhan, needless to say, has essayed his role to perfection. He evokes sympathy as the introverted Karthik and makes you envious of him as the suave changed one. Deepika does a surprisingly good job for her part, and looks beautiful too.
The cinematography is near perfect. The fact that the minute details and various intricacies are very well explained shows that the director is respectful of his audience. The music is a major plus point. It blends well into the story and takes it forward.
“Uff teri adaa” deserves special mention, as it visibly had everyone swaying in their seats.
It is a sweet, honest and straight- forward movie and gives a subtle message to those who keep their eyes open. This may not be Farhan's best outing thus far, but it is definitely worth your money and your time.
D. SWETHA KUMAR, III Year, MBBS, Chengalpet Medical College