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Review: Haal-e-Dil

While newcomer Nakuul Mehta is pleasant and has potential, Adhyayan Suman needs a re-launch pronto, writes Khalid Mohamed.
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UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2008 11:57 AM IST

Cast: Amita Pathak, Nakuul Mehta, Adhyayan Suman
Direction: Anil Devgan
Rating: *

Here’s some more cloud-walkin’ and jab-we-meetin’. It’s a plot that’ll be redone as a Kloud bhi Kabhi Sarson Thi soap serial any day now. Till that scary day, get more scared by yet one more spin-oof-oof-ooof.

Train means pain. In a gender reversal, Girl (Amita Pathak) is a bit mentally troubled on a slow chhook chhook gaadi. Boy (Nakuul Mehta) is the buk buk machine. And somewhere in Kalka (which is inhabited by Swiss folk!), there’s a guy (Adhyayan Suman) who’s doing his own number. Can’t tell you what that is because you’ll gag. Misery.

Two scenes stick out. One: Buk Buk steals moolis and turnips from a farm to suggest that this movie could well have been a more digestible product titled Ek Phool Do Mooli. Two: a Veerappan wannabe (Moustache Mishra) hangs upside down from a tree and goes, “Foodum writum me not happyum.” That needed subtitles desperately. What theyum sayingum?

More newcomers here but hello.. the best thing that can be said of Nakuul Mehta, is that he’s pleasant and has potential. Adhyayan Suman needs a re-launch pronto. Amita Pathak? No, no, no, comments at all.

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