Ajab Gazabb Love Hindi Movie Review

Oct 25, 2012 By Mansha Rastogi

The biggest advantage of having your father producing every film of yours is that you get launched each time, you get to play the central character, you get all emotions to portray, you get to look hot and happening, you get song and dance and lots more. Jackky Bhagnani is that lucky son who gets re-launched for the third time by his father Vashu Bhagnani with Ajab Gazabb Love.


Now technically, re-launch isn't the right term for his last film F.A.L.T.U's surprising success had established Jackky as an actor in the industry. However, one only has to see the film and the massive indulgence on the lead protagonist to realize the adulation of the doting father over his son.


So Ajab Gazabb Love shows Jackky playing the heir to a billion-dollar automobile empire Rajveer Grewal, who has it all, a loving family, riches of the world, and a dream job of designing cars. He fall head-over-heels in love with Madhuri (Nidhi Subbaiah), who strongly detests the rich class and thinks that the rich become richer by exploiting the poor. Dismayed by her loathe for rich people, Rajveer decides to give it all up and pretend to be the 'poorest of the poor' in order to win her affection and love.


After a Hollywood rip off F.A.L.T.U, producer Vashu Bhagnani chooses to remake a Telugu sweeper hit Seema Tapakai. He ropes in the director of Dhoom and Dhoom 2, Sanjay Gadhvi and ensures great amounts of humour by adding popular actors like Kiron Kher and Darshan Jariwala. But where he fails is in assuring a good script.


The entire film is almost like a give away with the extreme predictability making you guess the story even before it unfurls in front of you. Moreover, the execution of the story is very amateurish as if only to bring the film to a certain point.


There's a lot of indulgence on the producer's son in the film. From excessive focus, to song and dance to even shooting those songs in picturesque foreign locations, Vashu Bhagnani seem to have done it all. But all those elements instead only add as a deterrent to the film.


What works however, is the humour of the character actors. Both Kirron Kher and Darshan Jariwala are crackling in their parts. Their acting as that of fake poor people is hilarious and has you in splits each time they come on the screen. Some scenes that deserve a special mention are Kirron Kher's long monologue as the blind poor mother and the Banana selling scene of Darshan Jariwala.


Music by Sajid-Wajid is catchy but gets pointlessly placed in the film.


To sum it up, Ajab Gazabb Love is a decent one-time watch for those looking for some time pass.


Ajab Gazabb Love is a decent one-time watch for those looking for some time pass. The film gives a few gags purely courtesy the excellent comic timing of Kirron Kher and Darshan Jariwala.
Rating: 5 / 10
Mansha Rastogi

   

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