Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani Hindi Movie Review

Feature Film | Comedy, Romance
APKGK entertains in bits and pieces. If you must, watch it for Ranbir's brilliance.
Nov 6, 2009 By Ashok Nayak

Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani has been the talk of the town ever since the release of its first teaser. Directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, APKGK has a fresh lead pair in Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif. It's a comedy after a long time from the director of Andaz Apna Apna, reason enough to watch it, don't you think?

Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani is about Prem and Jenny and their love. Prem, a school dropout is a fun loving guy. Being the President of Happy Club that he runs along with his friends, his motto in life is uniting lovers and makes others happy. And in attempts to unite a love pair, he falls in love at first sight with Jenny. After a lot of misunderstandings Jenny and Prem become friends and in no time Prem falls helplessly in love.

APKGK is a let-down in terms of its inconsistent script and moves from being a good romantic tale to a senseless slapstick comedy. It starts off slow in the first 15 minutes, with sluggish pace and forced comedy but after Katrina's entry the movie picks up. Post interval, logic goes for a toss with every frame filled with unnecessary extras. Upen's love angle isn't convincing and so is the sudden kidnapping of Jenny. Salman's special appearance, Ranbir's church prayer sequence where he talks to the lord in 'butler' (broken) English, his first day at his job to impress his girl, the dance partner scene, father-son encounters at home are some of the best moments that make APKGK a fun watch.

The movie does get a little absurd but has its moments with a light hearted appeal throughout. It works majorly because of its refreshing lead pair - Ranbir and Katrina, who amaze with great screen chemistry. Ranbir's 'No Confusion, No Demand' steals the show. In a stellar act, the Kapoor lad expresses every bit so exceptionally that he makes you feel deeply for his character. Katrina Kaif looks gorgeous. With an infectious smile, limited talent and her accented Hindi, she impresses. Upen Patel is all body, no talent. From the side actors, Darshan Zariwala does very well.

To sum up, APKGK entertains in bits and pieces. If you must, watch it for Ranbir's brilliance.

Ashok Nayak