Review: `Action Replayy` fails to revive the retro feel

Last Updated: Nov 06, 2010, 08:41 AM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Imagine what will happen when your son thinks of going back in time just to set your love story right, just because he sees you nagging each other all the time.

This is exactly the story of commitment-phobic Bunty (Aditya Roy Kapoor), who refuses to marry his girlfriend only because his parents Kishan (Akshay Kumar) and Mala (Aishwarya Rai) fight even on their 35th marriage anniversary.

Here comes a piece of sci-fi in the romantic comedy with Bunty using his girlfriends grandfathers time machine, that takes him to the Mumbai`s of 70s.

So, is the past better than the present? Of course not. With Mala and Kundan (Rannvijay Singh), mercilessness bulling the completely nerd Kishan, the movie only makes you feel that the concept of time machine was never invented. Even the costumes do not have retro effect and except for ` Zor ka Jhatka`, the music by Pritam terribly fails to lift the festive spirit.

Rannvijay, who plays Akshay`s rival in love is least convincing, while Randhir Kapoor and Neha Dhupia have very little to offer.

Rating: Only two cheers for this!