Suneel Darshan -- the man who erst ruled the roost as director/producer of hit musicals like Jaanwar (1999), Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love (2001), Andaaz (2003), Dosti: Friends Forever (2005) and Barsaat: A Sublime Love Story (2005), to name a few, under the banner of Shree Krishna International, is back from a seven year sabbatical, rendering launchpad to his six feet tall son Shiv Darshan into Bollywood, who has studied acting in New York Film Academy and even pursued dancing in Broadway Dance Centre. Nay, the actioner romcom KARLE PYAAR KARLE has newbie Hasleen Kaur, the Femina Miss India Earth 2011 making his foray into the silver screen. The movie is helmed by debutant Director Rajesh Pandey, who was the Associate Director of Mr. Darshan's Barsaat: A Sublime Love Story (supra). Additionally, he was even the Production Manager & one of the supporting actors of Mission Kashmir (2000) and the Production Controller of Eklavya (2007).
KARLE PYAAR KARLE is an adrenaline gushing, action packed, edgy love story of two rebels, Kabir & Preet, playing the game of life. The unstable environment within their homes manifests into their daring attitude towards life. Right from their childhood Kabir and Preet indulged in playing borderline dangerous games trying to defy the fear and complexes within. In a desperate moment, eight year old Kabir indulged in an act that lead him to the doors of a juvenile home. In a bid to protect Kabir, his mother decided to leave town to escape the harsh punishment. After travelling from one city to another for 12 years, the family returns to their home town where Kabir and Preet reconnect......beginning a mad chapter of dares, games and fun. The film is a journey of their unbridled games as they discover themselves and the essence of romance. Problems rear up as though it was their destiny. Preet started believing that they are ill fated and it's best they should stay away. Kabir firmly believed that only if they are together, will they survive. Preet willingly tore herself apart from Kabir leading them to a point of no return. They love to dare........ But will they dare to love?
Suneel Darshan has had an assiduousness of writing and has penned the story of this movie too. Rakesh Pandey, Reshu Nath and Rahul Patel's screenplay/dialogues, fitted with the main plot, are laced with expletives high and low, full of obscenity (females are shown in the minimal/skimpy of costumes) & smooches, have nil novel/fetching/affectionate (for a love story to be) and apart from that, nix. One wonders for a prudent writer a la Mr. Darshan to have come up with such odious plot, that too after a sabbatical to launch his son. The movie has been shot extensively and avowedly at Lavasa, Pune, Delhi, Dubai, Mumbai and Thailand with a budget of INR 180,000,000 (estimated). The thriftlessness could be seen manifestly. Navneet Misser's cinematography captures the pictorial locales nimbly. Devendra Murdeshwar's editing is tardy. Clocking in at roughly 2 hours, it's fatiguing consummately. Manish Binani's art is gawky. In lieu of creating a raw sort of action, only because of chiselled body of the male lead, Baan Rig and Mehmood Bakshi have come up with mawky/South-esque stunts. The direction is even more puerile, with the storyline going haywire.
The movie has also given budding musicians a chance to prove their mettles. But none of the five musicians, namely Rayyan Ameen, Rashid Khan, Prashant Singh, Mumzy Stranger, Meet Brothers Anjjan have come up with even a single hummable/catchy/indelible or chatbusting track. Suneel Darshan has also directed music for the film. But all the seven tracks, videlicet, Karle Pyaar Karle, Teri Saason Mein, O Darling, Mutasir, Tanhaai, Kurbaan and Soni Soni Akkha Nu give the impression of being outmoded. The lyrics by Rashid Khan, Shakeel Azmi, Kumaar, Suneel Darshan, Yusuf Khan, Mumzy, Paras Chaurasia, Mehmood Arfat and Tasha Tah give the feeling of deja vu and are hackneyed, except for the lyrics of "Mutasir", which probably is the best song in the album and the lyrics too, are novel. The choreographers Rakesh Sharma and Ranju Verghese have done a competent job in choreographing astir dance sequences, targeting the youth audience. The background score is a sore to the ear.
The fresh bunch of actors have categorically been taken for granted. Be it the debutant Shiv Darshan, who is so high and mighty thoroughly, thanks to the director Rajesh Pandey or the debutante Hasleen Kaur, who though is photogenic & in high spirits, but both the leads should have performed as side actors first, then they would have been working as main leads. Aham Sharma, Ankit Raaj, Sanjay Sharma, Mahesh Thakur, Karan Anand, Amandeep Kaur, Meneka Kurup Arora, Nilanjana Gupta, Aru Verma, Roshan Preet, Aditi Khanna, Shailesh Hejmady, Dennis Fernandes, Shaji Chaudhary, Suyash Shukla, Yash Acharya, Dhwani Gori, Dimppy Sabherwal and Rumy Khan have blown up their respective roles.
To sum it up, this one's a pejorative damp squib from such a putative production house. An out and out/staunch let-down in terms of acting, direction, songs, dialogues and other technicalities. Stay clear, period!view less