This movie is neither a romcom nor a sitcom. It is definitely not what it pretends to be. It is shot in a lazy lackadaisical way with the two main characters acting like lost kids, one a loser and the other a looney. Plenty of scope for hilarious situations of crazy girl loser boy syndrome with good dialogue but it does not happen. The so called funny situations just do not work.The film keeps meandering through various scenes, without settling down. In a nutshell it is boring to sit through. If there is a message somewhere I just can't get it. And I am a reasonably intelligent regular cinegoer.
So we have have Parineeti as a runaway girl who goes to China, does her PhD, is a genius cum eccentric ,she has discovered a new material capable of producing electricity, she speaks Chinese, has a huge appetite, keeps popping pills, devours vada pav, makes faces, charges car battery from light pole, is a wierdo + wacko + quirk, and generally harasses our loser Siddharth with her retarded behaviour. . (All this is supposed to entertain you but doesn't). She is now back in India and trying to get into her house but her folks don't wants her.( can't blame them ). Her sister is getting married to Siddharth . Things are complicated but they get sorted out in a slow confused manner at end after a long long 2 hours 20 minutes.
Our hero Siddharth Malhotra sleep walks through the role with his handsome lost boy looks never getting a chance to show his potential. Not exactly the right movie at this stage of his career.(Another Abhay Deol in the making ?) Ditto for Parineeti who is very talented but this role is not what she should do.so early in her career. However she does what is required of her.
The director of this movie is handicapped with a sketchy plot and weak dialogue if comedy or romance was the agenda. Most scenes are not effective in raising interest or laughter. Such plots require talented writers to turn out one liners and gags. If Director Vinil Mathew has to meet the demands of mainstream Hindi audience he needs to have a better screenplay, with dialogue and music which connect to present day cinegoers.
The silver lining ? Two scenes worth talking about. One when Sid locks up Parineeti in a room where she has no access to a washroom and wets her clothes. Sid feels sorry. A well shot scene. The second when Parineeti's father asks others not to blame her and takes the blame himself. Incidently the supporting cast has done well.
Music is also not impressive..The only good song " Drama Queen" is pushed to end credits.and does not help in any big way.
The film is definitely not paisa wasool.
Instead, go see Sholay one more time in either 2D or 3D and get you money worth once again.