Mere Jeevan Saathi: Unrequited story
The film runs on a stale formula, which doesn't work anymore in Bollywood. Watch this film only if you are game for compulsive sobbing. View picturesindia Updated: Feb 04, 2006 20:21 IST
Mere Jeevan Saathi
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Karisma Kapoor, Amisha Patel
Rating: * & 1/2
Love doesn’t always triumph, especially when it borders on the obsessive. And scripts, which mindlessly dwell on such topics, also don’t always triumph. Even if they rope in enough glamour and glitter, like Mere Jeevan Saathi. Akshay Kumar, Karisma Kapoor and Amisha Patel seem like an impressive line up, but, well, we definitely need a break now.
Vicky (Akshay Kumar), an aspiring pop star, is in love with his college sweetheart Anjali (Amisha Patel). But the linear love has progressed into a truculent triangle with Natasha (Karisma Kapoor). She went to the same college and has silently yet intensely loved Vicky, she anonymously penned the lyrics of his first hit song and as heiress of an international music company based in the US, she also goes on to make him a singing sensation.
|Watch this film only if you are game for compulsive sobbing.|
Now, she wants to possess Vicky completely but the singer would have none of it. So, she slashes her wrists, follows him to India and schemes to throw Anjali out of her way.
At the bottom is a guilt, which Vicky harbours as he had a one-night stand with Natasha. He admits it was a mistake and wants to break free but Natasha uses it as a reason to attempt suicide again.
Yeah! You’ve heard this before. Well, it is as predictable, and the end is bang what you’d known all the while. The only good thing about the movie is that it has not been stretched to fill in three hours and the actors all handle their parts well.
Songs are forgettable and choreography tacky. Only if you are game for compulsive sobbing.
First Published: Feb 04, 2006 20:21 IST