Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic Hindi Movie Review

Feature Film | Romance, Family, Children's film
Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic is a fun movie. It's strongly recommended for kids, the rest, do give it a try.
Jun 27, 2008 By Ashok Nayak

Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic stars Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Amisha Patel and four kids. Amisha Patel's is more of a special appearance than a full fledged role; she has a song and a few dialogues. TPTM is directed by Kunal Kohli, who has directed movies like "Mujhse Dosti Karogi", "Hum Tum" and "Fanaa". His last 2 movies were super hits; can he deliver a hat trick?

Ranbeer Talwar (Saif Ali Khan), one of the country's top industrialists, is a loner, not by choice, but because he lost everyone he ever loved. He is now faced with a very peculiar and uncomfortable situation. In a rare and landmark court verdict, he is to look after 4 orphan children. The orphans hate him and want revenge from him. The children do not want to live with a man they hate; he too cannot face them or look them in the eye for certain reasons. Their life together is very unhappy, one day they pray to God for help and he does help them. He sends his most mischievous, childlike, lovable angel to the rescue, with a mission to bring Ranbeer and the kids together. Geeta (Rani Mukerji) comes bicycling down a rainbow... and bursts into Ranbeer's house as the self-proclaimed new nanny.

And then starts the roller coaster ride of fun, emotions, magic and love.

"Hum Tum" was a fun movie. "Fanaa" was brilliant in parts. Now with TPTM, Kunal Kohli has managed to pull off a kiddo film. The execution of the thin, almost non-existent plotline is good... The problem with TPTM is the first half, its slow at times, takes a long time to gather momentum and picks up only after interval. The kids would enjoy the first half, a lot of SFX and a few lessons here and there for the kids, while the second half has a bit in it for everyone, a spicy hot song shot on Amisha Patel and Saif Ali Khan (Lazy Lamhe), romance and a lot of fun.

Music of TPTM doesn't match previous Kunal Kohli movies, Nihaal Ho Gayi is good. Rani Mukherji wears only one dress throughout the movie! Her performance in the second half of TPTM is good. Saif Ali Khan is brilliant throughout, a restrained, powerful performance. The kids do well; the Paanchvi Paas girl is adorable. Amisha Patel is HOT HOT HOT. Rishi Kapoor doesn't have much scope, he looks very old, and the French beard just doesn't suit him.

To sum things up, Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic is a fun movie. It's strongly recommended for kids, the rest, do give it a try.

Ashok Nayak