Gori Tere Pyar Mein Hindi Movie Review
The tagline of the film says only 'Only love can bridge the gap'. No, there isn't any sub-textual deep meaning behind this. A hoity-toity self centered man Sriram (Imran Khan) chases his love of life Dia (Kareena Kapoor) all the way till a village and the only way he can get her to come with him is to make a bridge!
The story of the film is as little as the synopsis or even the tagline could've sufficed for the actual story of the film but the second time director Punit Malhotra stretches it to 2hours and more adding banal plots and sequences to add weight to his script.
You literally have the first half of the film establishing how selfish his main protagonist is with repetitive instances, an image which could be earned for Sriram in a montage sequence itself. Similar is the case of his love story too, there's enough screen time given to establish that both Sriram and Dia have contrasting personalities.
What's worse, to a plot which is threadbare, the maker forcefully inserts a non-linear narrative with the insertion of Shraddha Kapoor's character in the film.
If you think it's only the story that leaves you in a comatose position then you're wrong, this reviewer has been through much worse - Imran Khan. The actor comes back to the genre he started with, rom-com, but fairs much worse than his prior films as well. He desperately tries to act funny or emotional throughout the film but fails at both. Kareena on the other hand tries to cover up for the lack of her co-star and ends up acting doubly.
In terms of production quality too Dharma Productions film disappoints this time around for the set up of the village appears highly caricaturish and the film also has continuity flaws.
This review could go on and on about the shortcomings for Gori Tere Pyaar Mein which clearly was made with fun, frolic and laxity but it should suffice to state that the film is one of the weakest from the Dharma camp in a long while and an easy skip too lest you are Imran or Kareena fans.