Aao Wish Karein Hindi Movie Review

Nov 13, 2009 By Ashok Nayak

Fantasy films have never worked, including last month's release Aladin which is one of the biggest disasters of our times. The lack of originality and skill while handling movies of this genre has put off audiences. Aao Wish Karein directed by Glenn Baretto is no different. It's loosely inspired by Tom Hanks' Big (1988), which was also about a teenager with a similar wish.

A 12 year old boy Mickey has a huge crush on Mitika (Aamna Sheriff) and wishes to grow up quick, so that he could win over his love. Urged by a guardian angel Hitchcock (Johnny Lever) he makes a wish and overnight is a child trapped in a man's body. Does he win over his love? What happens when Mitika gets to know the truth... forms the rest of the tale.

Aao Wish Karein has its share of feel good moments but the script is filled with far too many loopholes. Once Mickey grows up, he still is a child from inside. How then does he become a game designer? The director and the script writers also seem to have forgotten the presence of his parents, who only resurface at the very end.

With limited special effects, the story stagnates from the very beginning and relies heavily on the magical moments of romance to carry it through. Sadly, the sequences between Mickey and Mitika reminds you of Rohit (Hrithik) and Nisha (Preity) in Koi Mil Gaya, just that in Aao Wish Karein, Aftab goes over the top and Aamna sleepwalks through her character with just a couple of expressions.

On the brighter side, the movie in parts should appeal to kids under 12. The comic scenes like - Mickey (grown up) revealing his identity to his friends, expressing his love to Mitika, his short scene with the call girl - work, but are few and far in between.

On the whole, Aao Wish Karein neither has enough to keep the kids entertained, nor the adults. Mediocre performances simply add to the boredom. Avoid.

<i>Aao Wish Karein</i> neither has enough to keep the kids entertained, nor the adults. Mediocre performances simply add to the boredom.
Rating: 3.3 / 10
Ashok Nayak

'Aao Wish Karein' is a sweet and simple film with its heart in place. For a fantasy film set in contemporary times, producer Aftab Shivdasani and director Glen Baretto concentrate on keeping the narrative simple rather than relying upon visual effects (VFX).
Rating: 6 / 10
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