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After the first 30 minutes one starts getting restless because the plot isn't going anywhere. Another 15 minutes and a feeling of dejavu hits you like a ton of bricks. You have seen it all before and maybe in a better format. Karan Johar has clearly lost his touch and seems to be getting inspired by Imtiaz Ali and not making a good job of it. If you want to become a great singer you need to have a broken heart ( Rockstar) and even though it is a long distance relationship I cant get you out of my mind ( Love Aajkal), the break up party ( Love Aajkal)-- Its all there in this film as the theme as the heroine pushes off on a break up holiday or a dil toota chutti as she says.
The settings are London, Paris, Vienna and everyone is mouthing inane dialogue when they are not downing tequilas in discos.(Love is like cancer he says, it creeps in quietly and kills you. Also you know what MBA is, it is maa baap ki arzoo) There is a huge amount of self spoofing of Bollywood and most of it is neither amusing nor complimentary like Himmatwala song, Chandini song, Evening in Paris song, heroine in chifon saree in the snow. no sorry no thank you in love, pyar dosti conflict in pyar etc etc. At one point Ranbir says " Ye Bollywood wale pagal hain".Truely said.
The redeeming features are some good acting from Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in their paranoid complex roles, the splendidly photographed outdoors and of course a couple of fine tunes which have already become hits. The title song will stay with you for quite some time. The movie dwells heavily on songs and signature dialogue of good old Bollywood. Fair enough since both are Bollywood crazy. Ranbir has diligently played a weak character of the sulking and weeping over sensitive young man who puts henna on his hands while he sings a sad song. Anushka convincingly goes through the whole range of emotions called for. Aishwarya plays the poetess seductress with flourish but doesn't sound true for some reason. Lisa Haydon amuses as the over sophisticated Londoner almost a caricature of sorts.