FRIDAY REVIEW

Plot pivots on luck, proves unlucky -- Kismat Konnection

SLOW-PACED : Kismat Konnection

SLOW-PACED : Kismat Konnection  







Kismat Konnection

Genre: Romance

Director: Aziz Mirza

Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Om Puri, Haider Ali

Storyline: An unlucky architect pitching for a shopping mall falls in love with his Lady Luck activist rooting for the community centre (where the mall is supposed to come up) he has to decide which interests him more.

Bottomline: Miss Kismat. Mat Jao.

It makes you think Lindsay Lohan-starrer ‘Just My Luck’ wasn’t that bad. ‘Kismat Konnection’ is on the same lines in the beginning and then gets into ‘Two Weeks Notice’ territory with the shopping-mall versus community-centre conflict. An architect pitches for a shopping mall and falls in love with an activist rooting for the community centre, where the mall is to be built. Om Puri and… never mind, we forget.

Actually, with female company you may not mind this seemingly long film that demands absolutely no attention from you.

Shahid Kapoor is back to being Shah Rukh Khan and suggests that ‘Jab We Met’ may have been a fluke.

Vidya Balan is all set to win the Na-Real again for her choice of wardrobe that often gives her arms to match Shahid. She’s no doubt pretty but I wouldn’t dare an arm-wrestling match with her after ‘Kismat.’

Annoying characters

We know Aziz Mirza’s signature is in creating an ensemble but here, it just means more annoying characters than ever. It’s always tricky to make a film based on chance and luck but there’s only so much disbelief you can suspend.

Suddenly telling us that nobody, including all architects pitching for the project, knew the disputed property had a strong foundation is not just convenient and lazy screenwriting, it is the kind of stuff that makes you want to walk out in a terribly slow film that tries hard to be sweet.

SUDHISH KAMATH

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