Preview: Bachna Ae Haseeno
Inspired a little by Ranbir's grandfather Raj Kapoor's acclaimed Mera Naam Joker, Bachna Ae Haseeno also has some shades of Dev Anand's Teen Deviyan.Updated: Aug 12, 2008 17:23 IST
After a bad start as a gullible lover in "Saawariya", Ranbir Kapoor hopes to change his image as well as box office dynamics with his new avatar of a cool, trendy guy in "Bachna Ae Haseeno", which releases Friday.
Inspired a little by Ranbir's grandfather Raj Kapoor's acclaimed "Mera Naam Joker", it also has some shades of Dev Anand's "Teen Deviyan".
The film shows the journey of a man from age 18 to 30 and the relationships in his life. Ranbir will be seen serenading three Bollywood beauties - Minissha Lamba, Deepika Padukone and Bipasha Basu. Siddharth Anand, who earlier made "Salaam Namaste, has directed the love saga.
"Bachna Ae Haseeno" revolves around a young guy called Raj (Ranbir), who is a casanova. Who can blame him for falling in love as many times as love is fortunate enough to find him! It's not his fault that he's a heartbreaker, it's in his DNA.
Raj meets three lovely ladies at different times in his life and each of them teaches him a little bit about love and life in her own way.
As a teenager Raj falls in love with small town girl Mahi (Minissha), who believes she has met her soul mate. But she has to face heartbreak when Raj moves on without her.
Then comes gorgeous and confident Radhika (Bipasha). Despite being older and experienced, she falls for Raj's charm but before she can even share her feelings, Raj dumps her too.
After that Raj meets NRI Gayatri (Deepika), who lives in Sydney. Aware of Raj's philandering ways, Gayatri decides to teach him a lesson. She makes him fall in love with her, but is unable to resist his charming ways.
The cash register bells have not really been ringing for Yash Raj Films. The banner is reeling under five flops in a row and one can only hope "Bachcna Ae Haseeno" changes producer Aditya Chopra's luck at the box office.
Shot at exotic locales in Australia, Italy and Switzerland, the film's music is already topping the charts. Just like Yash Raj Films' other ventures, there is no dearth of grandeur, glamour and glitz in "Bachna Ae Haseeno" too.