Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon
Director: Abbas Mustan
Cast: Kapil Sharma, Arbaaz Khan, Eli Avram, Sheena Bajaj, Simran Kaur Mundi and Manjari Phadnis
All the pre-release hype around TV star Kapil Sharma’s debut on the big screen, Abbas Mustan’s Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon comes crashing down in the first half hour after the credits have rolled out. Because, however hard you try to think of him as the man who made us all laugh non-stop in COLORS’ Comedy Nights With Kapil, what sticks out as a sore thumb is this: KKPK is a sad imitation of an already eminently forgettable film, Sandwich (2006), starring Govinda, Mahima Choudhary and Raveena Tandon! Cut to 2015, and we have to deal with two extra heroines.
So we have Kapil Sharma playing Shiv Ram Kishan Kumar: He has three wives, and wants to marry a fourth one. Why? Because all the three marriages were mere ‘accidents’, and the fourth girl is the love of his life. Yes, Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon is high on real-life logic.
Yes, it’s also full of misogynist dialogues and clichéd ‘wife’ jokes! The three better halves (played by Sheena Bajaj, Simran Kaur Mundi and Manjari Phadnis) do nothing for much of the film except coming across as horny and forever ready for action. Much like Tabu and Karishma Kapoor in another Govinda-starrer, Sajan Chale Sasural. Salman Khan’s favourite Bigg Boss contestant Eli Avram plays Deepika, Kapil’s ‘real love’. (Incidentally, the TV star has also said many times that he loves Deepika Padukone)
Much like his TV show, KKPK is generously splattered with misogynist wife jokes. Clearly, the film has everything Kapil wanted and he seems to have had a great time working on it. It’s also evident from his performance: He does a good job. That is, only if we are ready to ignore his lame and oft-repeated jokes.
To be fair to him, wherever he gets a chance to diversify, Kapil fares pretty well. Like the climax scene where he proves to be a good match for veteran actor Supriya Pathak, who plays his mother in the film. In another scene, Kapil is seen discussing his messed up life with his only friend Karan (Varun Sharma) and the comedian-turned-actor aces it.
KKPK establishes Kapil Sharma’s acting skills beyond doubt, but he couldn’t have made a worse choice. Watch the film only if you are a hopeless fan of the comedian. For us, even his talent was not enough to save the regressive and non-original film.