Love You To Death is a mishmash of painful as well as pleasing moments just the story of the film itself.
| Mansha Rastogi
Sonia (Yuki Ellias), a rich heiress gets married to Atul (Chandan Roy Sanyal) a good for nothing man, who along with his mother Sundari (Suhasini Mullay) and father Ravi (Kallol Banerjee) thrive on her money and use her as a cheque book. Atul wants to invest Sonia's money in a business plan and desperately tries hard to please her. However, on her refusal, Atul along with his mother devise a plan to exterminate her.
Despite having a tripe plot, it's the whacky direction that the film boasts of. Claiming to be a comic thriller, Love You To Death neither justifies the comic element nor succeeds in presenting a half decent thriller.
There are far too many plots and far too many characters in this mishmash. A play-station obsessed wicked mother, an Israely businessman, his son who detests war, a canine and nature loving phoren return John, a wildlife enthusiast father, a sexologist turned rockstar, and a weird tarot card-reader. Sonia develops the hots for John, father has a secret affair with the tarot card reader, John wants to open his solar energy plant, Atul wants to set up his business. Phew! And the list goes on and on.
The character and sub-plots are just thrown in to complicate a one-line plot and extend the storyline without adding any value to it. The initial 20 minutes are fragmented, haphazard and completely haywire leaving the audience clueless. By the time the film comes on track, the audience is already bored or has given up all the interest.
There are some moments that do make you laugh though, especially the sexologist track, the funeral of the dog and the entire comedy of errors that happens in the murder plan.
The lead actors do a decent job. Yuki could've done better sans the accented dialogues. Chandan Roy Sanyal is comfortable in his space.
Over all, Love You To Death is a mishmash of painful as well as pleasing moments just the story of the film itself.
Critic: Mansha Rastogi
1.5 out of 5 (Poor, A Few Good Parts)
WHAT THE RATINGS MEAN:
0.0 - 1.4 : Poor
1.5 - 1.7: Poor, A Few Good Parts
1.8 - 2.3: Average
2.4 - 2.9: Fairly Good
3.0 - 3.4: Good
3.5 - 5.0: Very Good