Tum Milo To Sahi Hindi Movie Review
With veterans like Nana Patekar and the gorgeous Dimple Kapadia in the lead, director Kabir Sadanand's (Popcorn Khao! Mast Ho Jao) second venture Tum Milo Toh Sahi has some amount of curiosity entwined around it. Set in Mumbai, Tum Milo Toh Sahi also starring Sunil Shetty, Vidya Malavade, Rehan Khan and Anjana Sukhani is all about love and heritage. Unlike his first venture Popcorn Khao! Mast Ho Jao, has Kabir managed to spin a decent entertainer with Tum Milo Toh Sahi? Let's do the math!!!
Tum Milo Toh Sahi has three tracks from three different generations running parallel to each other but has one common hangout - a very popular tea-cookie join - Irani Cafe.
Track 1: The first and the only interesting track is the about the couple in their fifties. Rajgopal Subramaniuam (Nana Patekar), a cranky irritated-with-the-ways-of-life lawyer, meets a lively and loveable Parsi lady Dilshad Irani at a supermarket. Their meeting that started with a fight gradually grows into a warm friendship at Dilshad's popular cafe joint which faces danger of being taken over by an international coffee chain Blue Bell. However, dedicated customers rally around to save this old yet fasinating coffee house.
Track 2: Sunil Shetty and Vidya Malvade's marital discord plagued by issues pertaining to haphazard lifestyle, growing EMIs and a neglected child.
Track 3: Rehan and Anjana's campus romance track. Rehan has come to Mumbai for his mass communication course in a college and meets his love while studying.
Kabir Sadanand has the talent and has improved immensely as a story teller. He manages to catch the sweetness of a relationship along with the love for one's city. But a simple story with a good concept and extraordinary senior actors is laced with ameturish subplots that spoils it all.
Tum Milo Toh Sahi starts of exceptionally well but as the reels unfold it begins to wander hitter-thither and hence fails to bring to light the only decent track that involves Nana and Dimple effectively. It tries too hard to establish all the characters with equal importance that gets overtly predictable and at times takes a overdose of the concept 'love'. The only moment that sticks with you is the scene where Dimple visits Nana at his authentic Tamilian house filled with memories of his mom.
The climax is a major let down. The whole court room drama seems stretched and completely unnecessary. And what with Tanisha Mukherjee's item number? Such a waste of time and resource. Dialogues are partly nice partly dull. Music is hummable. Pushan Kripalani`s cinematography is commendable.
Nana Patekar and Dimple Kapadia hold the film together with amazing performances and great chemistry. They put across a believable performance and bring their characters to life with ease.
Sunil Shetty is good. He strikes a chord as a responsible family man. Vidya Malavade looks gorgeous and acts well. Rehan and Anajana Sukhani are good but their role demanded a much younger looking couple.
To sum things up, Tum Milo Toh Sahi entertains in bits but other wise goes haywire. Watch it for Nana Patekar and Dimple Kapadi only.