Review: Shahid-Kareena’s ‘Milenge Milenge’ marred by bad timing
In the fast changing entertainment world, dated works have no place. Boney Kapoor’s ‘Milenge Milenge’ is one such romantic comedy, which would have done well a few years back, but is a complete misfit in the contemporary scenario.
The look, story and the ethos portrayed in the film fails to establish a connect with the present-day audience, who have evolved and matured significantly in five years time.
However, there is one reason which may pull the crowd – nostalgia intermixed with curiosity to see the ‘now-estranged’ couple Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor together once again – perhaps the last time.
But Shahid and Kareena jodi of yore also fail to appeal as now we have already seen their far better performance in the spunky film ‘Jab We Met’. ‘Milenge Milenge’ appears shabby in comparison to the aforementioned film. The story line has been lifted from several Hollywood blockbusters like ‘Serendipity’ and ‘Stepford Wives’ layered heavily with desi ideology, which makes the film insufferable.
Writer-director Satish Kaushik is predictable as usual with his lead characters - a teddy-bear adoring, love-crazy girl and a naughty but noble boy. The story begins when Priya (Kareena Kapoor) learns from a tarot card reader that she will find her love within seven days, at 7 am., and the lover will be wearing seven colours.
Predictably, she falls in love with Immy (Shahid Kapoor), who appears to be his dream man. However, she soon realises that Immy is not what he has been portraying and has been manipulating everything all along.
Then, the couple goes apart and Priya leaves her love on destiny. `If we’re meant to find each other, we’ll find each other’s numbers,’ the lovers say and leave. After this, follows predictable filmy sequences leading to eventual unity of the lovers.
Shahid plays the lover-boy with earnestness but one notices that his expressions haven’t changed over the years. Kareena’s character doesn’t go with her persona and her make-up looks shocking now. The film is average on music front and it has no high point to its credit. Watch it just to catch Kareena-Shahid together for the last time.
Rating: Two cheers