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Love Day- Pyaar Ka Din


This comedy drama based on friendship, written and directed by Harish Kotian and Sandeep Choudhary tries to mash-up ‘3 Idiots’ with ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ and arrives at an unappetizing, ridiculous and totally far-fetched dummy variant.

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The bits and pieces of the two films are three- long lost friends meeting up, their adult fantasies and retributive consequences thereof, fitted with an organ trafficking yarn that is so incredible that it seems like it came out of left field.

Probably that’s what happens when two unskilled hands try to steady an already sinking ship. The story, screenplay and direction leave a lot to be desired here. The choice of actors are also a problem.

While Harsh Nagar and Sahil Anand fit the bill of youngsters on the cusp of maturity that is Harry and Sandy, Ajaz Khan looks to have been forced in for whatever reason. He obviously comes from an age bracket  that cannot pass off as late teen or early twenties.

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The dysfunctional traits of the character Monty , that he plays, suit him well, though. The second half is basically about the three never-do-wells (under Monty’s misplaced guidance) who latch on to a get-rich-quick-scheme that goes hopelessly wrong.

While the pre-interval section has it’s perky and ribald benefits, the second half just drags on till your brains are fried and your patience is at an end. There’s no acting to serenade and the craft is so unskilled that it grates on your nerves. This one could well fill the bin!