The story in short: the hero Imraan Khan (Rahul), is a low-confidence, unsure-of-himself sorta soul dominated by his parents (Boman Irani and Ratna Pathak Shah, high-society up-noses but great acting as always).. enter in his life a picturized-as-full-of-life Riana (Kareena Kapoor) who he falls for.. no feelings from her side... and the poor loser (right until the very end) manages only to end up having her as his friend.. i.e. remains a loser until the very end..! storyline's been picked up from What Happens in Vegas, an episode of Friends and is sort of a cliched one..! (piss-drunk guy n a girl end up getting married one night in Vegas and you know what follows then, sparks, fire and ala, but our loser dude ended up getting none, hehehehe)..
actually having been a stock analyst in my eighth year now I have somewhat of a tad-bit-higher-than-normal sense of where I can see stocks at their tipping point and can make out where the next dip starts.. and yes, this movie, for sure is the tipping, no dipping, point for Kareena Kapoor (with bulging arms and baggy-knees, where's the size 0 that the masses enjoyed in Tashan)... there's been a failed attempt to portray her as ultra-cool modern age girl but unfortunately a lingo with words like a***h**e, anal and frank talks about butts thrown in and a mum who smokes on a toilet seat while giving you zindagi ka gyaan doesn't actually make you one..! neither is she in any way as near to the cheerful, bubbly character that she portrayed in Jab We Met...
and Imraan Khan... nothing muct to say, its a known fact in the industry and the public that the dude's got ABSOLUTELY no acting sense..well the family name will have to fade off at some point..! (as did Zayed Khan's, Sohail Khan's, Arbaaz Khan's, etc...)..
the movie does have some funny scenes esp. the one where Soniya Mehra (as Anusha, yesteryear's actor Vinod Mehra's daughter) tries to seduce Imraan..!
This is Shakun Batra's directorial debut attempt following his previous assistant directorial attempts in Rock On and Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (also with Imraan Khan).. for a first directorial attempt this movie should create his standing in the Bollywood market..
David MacDonald's cinematography has captured some worthy angles of Las Vegas and Amit Trivedi's music (also featured in Aisha, Wake Up Sid and Dev D) does have a potential to be playing on the iPod's and Radio Mirchis for sometime.. nothing lasting though..!
Overall would categorize the movie as a 'perfect under-average' (if you end up watching the movie unfortunately you'll know what I mean)..