Movie - Dostana (Hindi)
Director- Tarun Mansukhani
Producer- Karan Johar
Cast- Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Priyanka Chopra, Bobby Deol, Boman Irani, Kirron Kher
Music- Vishal & Shekhar
Cinematography - Ayananka Bose
Release Date - 14th November 2008
This film by debutante Tarun Mansukhani never promised to be great cinema. But it indeed promised to deliver top class entertainment, which it does, in style. Coming from Karan Johar's Dharma Productions, this is a wonderful romantic comedy which is enjoyable in all parts.
Its about 2 guys who get an apartment lying to the owner that they are gay. But only then, they find that a hot chick is gonna share the apartment with them, and there begins all the troubles. Later on, both of em fall in love with the girl and try in their own way to woo her. But more trouble comes up when she falls for her boss. A fun ride with loads and loads of laughs. Top level acting. Great music. Excellent visuals. It has everything going for it.
Abhishek has made a comeback of sorts. His is the best performance in the movie. Playing a very risky role, he has shed all inhibitions and played a character that could hav been a mockery. But he does amazingly well. Wearing pink shirts galore, and driving around a pink car, he plays a straight guy who does not mind acting gay to get wat he wants. His comic timing is amazing. And he looks good too. He's great especially in the scenes with his mother (Kirron Kher) and the fake love story.
This is John's best performance according to me. He surprised everyone with his newly developed comic timing. The thing that was missing in Garam Masala. He's just fabulous. He shows off his fab body each and every time with an excuse to do so (The movie is shot in the beaches of Miami). He surprisingly danced well also. This is great development for such a non-actor like him. His best scene was the one where he was being welcomed into the house by Kirron Kher in true K3G style. The Kuch Kuch Hota Hai dance scene was also wonderful.
Priyanka Chopra is the new hot chick. First Fashion, now Dostana. She's the star of the year. After so many flops, she's given two back to back brilliant performances. She looks drop dead gorgeous in all those skimpy costumes and of course, the golden bikini. She shares a brilliant chemistry with both the lead actors, and it shows that they were having a great time.
Bobby Deol is the surprise package in the film. He does surprisingly well. He plays a goody goody kind of role. And Priyanka falls for him. He plays the role very well even though it is short. His attempts to impress Priyanka were hilarious. Kirron Kher was awesome as usual. The sindhi aunty was hilarious too. Boman Irani's actual gay act was damn funny. The child and the Taare Zameen Par take was damn funny too.
The music was rocking. Jaane Kyun was a lovely number. Khabar Nahin is a beautiful love song. Maa Da Laadla was damn funny. Shilpa Shetty's Shut up and Bounce was super hot. Both Shilpa and John were exposing their assets to the max. The sad song Kuch Kum was also ok. But the pick of the lot is DESI GIRL. When Farah Khan choreographs a song, it is something else. A rocking number. Abhishek and John at their dancing best. Both look great in black. And Priyanka in a sizzling saree was also awesome.
The gay aspect was dealt with very effectively. They have not offended the community but have represented them in the cliched ways, but that was only for adding the comical effect in the movie. The love story in Venice was the best. A super entertainer. Go for it with your pals and have a great time.
Rating - 4/5