Barjatyas are the synonym of saccharine sweet love stories. Time has changed, Indian Cinema has evolved, and film-making has touched many pristine horizons but unfortunately Barjatya's vision has been stagnated. They are still very much in hang-over of their earlier blockbusters like "Maine Pyar Kiya" and "Hum Aapke Hai Kaun"; "Isi Life Mein" is no difference.
The core-plot of the latest Barjatya's emotional family drama is predictable to the tee; the characters and their demeanor are familiar. While the first half is bit-breezy and tolerable, post intermission proceedings crawls at snail's pace. There is hardly any surprising factor in the movie and all the plateaus, peaks and valleys were done-and-dusted with, zillion times in other movies. Music always plays a big role in Barjatya's coochie-coochie love stories, sadly in 'Isi Life Mein' none of the songs makes an impression. Worst is the fact that even background score has its resemblance with other youth-oriented Gen-X flicks.The proposed conflict between 'traditions' and 'modernism' has been showcased many times before and 'Isi Life Mein' doesn't attempt anything novel in the contentious issue.
The only silver lining of the movie is the fresh jodi of Akshay and Sandeepa. Akshay Oberoi oozes confidence and truly looks like a 'Lambi race ka Ghoda'. Sandeepa acts well and inherent natural beauty is a big plus for her. Mohnish Behl is his usual self and Prachi Shah is impressive. While Aditya Raj Kapoor (son of Shammi Kapoor) showcases his 'plastic-emotions' with aplomb, the friends group catches the eye-balls.
Maverick Verdict: Its high time that Barjatyas take a leap frog and come out of their comfort zone. There is too much to explore in Cinematic-Universe than their goodie-goodie world. Instead of giving 'Isi Life Mein' a shot, just recap Barjatya's other classics: rent a DVD of "Maine Pyar Kiya" or 'Hum Aapke Hai Kaun" and STAY IN PEACE!!!