Love U.. Mr. Kalakaar! Hindi Movie Review
How far would you go to win your love? Would you ever withstand the test of time and prove yourself worthy of your love? Well, in the new age life when there's a constant battle between the old values with the new age thoughts we often find ourselves at the crossroads where making ends meet is the biggest challenge.
The coveted production house Rajshri Productions that has always been a name synonymous to wholesome family dramas this time around tried his hands with a new age romantic story in a bid to not only connects with the youth but also bring together the old and new.
Love U Mr. Kalakaar is the story about Sahil played by Tusshar Kapoor, a cartoonist, an artist who derives his inspiration from emotions that come from the sky, from the earth, a scrap of paper, a passing shape, a spider's web, while Ritu i.e Amrita Rao is a management trainee, whose world revolves around debits, credits, turnovers, profits, deadlines...the two fall in love with each other. And then comes the twist, Ritu's father doesn't think highly of artists and gives just one chance to Sahil to prove himself worthy of Ritu. Find out what happens to this artiste when he gets trapped in the corporate world!
Now, the story on papers may still sound tad interesting however, it's the narrative that makes it dreaded. Debutante director S. Manasvi clearly shows no skill whatsoever to lead his cast forward. The film tries too hard to blend in the sugary, diabetic Rajshri mould however, ends up lurking in between.
There are some continuity issues which become very glaring and obvious and also quite a few dubbing errors. In the age of fast paced slick films, Love U Mr. Kalakaar does take time to grow on the audience.
Amrita Rao is a saving grace of the film. Her bubbly, peppy character in LUMK is a far cry from the coy, homely appearance that she had in her last Rajshri film Vivaah.
Tusshar Kapoor however is taut with just one expression throughout. Ram Kapoor as the father acts well whereas Madhu in her comeback gets wasted.
Over all, Love U Mr. Kalakaar has no Kalakaari in it. It may only work for people who never graduated from the old, sugar-coated family dramas to new age stuff.