Saturday, August 16

Film: Bachna Ae Haseeno Click for more info

With a 3:1 ratio of girls to boys, there was no chance that I wouldn't enjoy Bachna Ae Haseeno. The film tells of Raj (Ranbir Kapoor) and his various relationships as he goes on through life, learning lessons as he goes.

Well made and produced there isn't much to complain about here. BAH is as funny, cute and sassy as the three women who lead it - and I can't even knock the endearing Kapoor as he charmed his way through the 3 hours or so and it's been a while since I wasn't totally annoyed by a leading male. Major props also go to Bipasha and Minissha Lamba, but I have to say both take a massive second place behind the magnificent Deepika Padukone, whom I seem to have fallen brutally hard for. Hey look, it's real this time okay?

It was great to see more of Australia (this time, Sydney including Bondi Beach) and Switzerland, but even better to have a film of this stature taking place in Mumbai too. Music-wise the film does better than the dross we've been seeing lately, with the track list being both fun and apt to the respective situation at hand.

I would say that the film isn't as deep as it could have been - the cost of developing three different relationships when other films struggle with just the one. But still as long as you're not expecting anything more than a good time pass you won't be disappointed.