“You won't love I Love NY! ”
Review I Love NY & earn 20 DM Points*
Kangana can be a wonderful actress to watch when she's in he element, but she can also be an absolute disaster elsewhere (remember 'Rascals', 'No Problem' or even 'Krrish 3'?) She's quite awful in 'I Love NY', but Sunny Deol manages the extraordinary feat of being even worse in the movie: he acts drunk and dances in boxers and generally fools around during the film, and it's laughable for all the wrong reasons. 'I Love NY' is a travesty, a film so bad that it has no reason to exist. It's rife with clunky dialogue, horrendous acting, awful songs all in service of a non-existent narrative - and it's quite evident from the tone of the whole thing that none of the makers were even remotely having fun while working on it. But for what it's worth, there's still one thing about it - unrelated to the quality of the film - that I find quite heartening. The promos of 'I Love NY' were released over two years ago and owing to the overall lack of interest in all corners, the film was eventually canned. The makers decided to release it now, to cash in on Kangana's smashing success with 'Queen' and 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns'. When was the last time that a Bollywood film rode on an actress' success? All those so-called "women-centric" films of the last few years - 'Kahaani', 'English Vinglish', 'Queen', 'Mardaani', 'Mary Kom', 'NH10' just to name a few - didn't have a star as their leading man; whereas many of the other mainstream products - 'Happy New Year' and 'ABCD 2' immediately come to mind - were nauseatingly male-centric. 'I Love NY' may be a disaster, but its narrative is still unintentionally a manifestation of the influence of one of the most exciting actresses of Hindi cinema of late.