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Movie Review: Thoda Lutf Thoda Ishq – Too far a cry from a laugh!


Cast: Rajpal Yadav, Hiten Tejwani, Neha Pawar,  Sanjay Mishra, Bhavita Anand, Rakesh Bedi

Director: Sachin Gupta

Rating: *

Including several ace comedians in a film doesn’t a comedy make. That’s a lesson all these B grade filmmakers should learn. This project looks like it took off mainly on Rajpal Yadav’s agreeableness rather than any other solid fundamentals. One time TV super star Hiten Tejwani’s presence is just a crutch in a manner of speaking. There’s neither a story nor a plot to focus on- just a series of dialogues to push through an agenda that looks and sounds terribly atrocious on screen.

Jhumroo(Tejwani) and Ghungroo(Yadav) are besties who do everything together in life. They have all the time in the world to flirt with oversized aunties, get into crazy routines of visiting a parlour run by women and even lend a helping hand in organizing stray events at the behest of their contacts. They also work at an office where they pull off stunts that no self-respecting manager would allow. Guess the film maker never had a clue about how an office runs.  Jhumroo is attracted to  one of the girls at the parlour but when she declares her love for him, he backs off. Then comes the elaborate con where he gets her wedding card and decides to go to her home with his friend and try to win her back.

I just couldn’t figure out what this movie’s main agenda was. The plotting went all over the place before it came full circle on the happily ever after. Though the film had a short runtime of 98 odd minutes, the entire run was tedious and off-putting. With 40 plus actors, Tejwani and Yadav donning the mantle of much younger 25-30 year olds, running amuck in shorts and garishly color coded clothes,  the sight was even more distressing. There were other odd players like Sanjay Mishra playing the bride’s father- a comic politician and Sushmita Mukherjee as Jhumroo’s mother.  Despite all that talent in store, there really wasn’t anything worthy of holding your attention here.