Sappy rom-com

Sanjay Gadhvi tries to put behind his ‘Kidnap’ nightmare with this ‘Ajab Gazabb Love’ but the romantic-comedy genre that this film belongs to, does not appear to be his forte, though. Keep your high-octane expectations at bay. This one is just a sappy, sorry rom-com that is no different from the numerous shoddy attempts at the same genre.

<br />Film: Ajab Gazabb Love<br />Cast: Jacky Bhagnani, Niddhi Subbaiah, Darshan Jariwala, Arshad Warsi, Kiron Kher and Arjun Rampal

Film: Ajab Gazabb Love
Cast: Jacky Bhagnani, Niddhi Subbaiah, Darshan Jariwala, Arshad Warsi, Kiron Kher and Arjun Rampal

Rajveer (Jackky Bhagnani), an automobile designer, is the son of a rich businessman who heads an automobile empire. His mother (Kirron Kher) and sister-in-law press him to get married, but Rajveer is too just too involved in auto design to want to fulfil their desires. But a chance encounter with Madhuri (Nidhi Subbaiah) changes everything. Madhuri doesn’t like rich men so Rajveer wants his family to pretend to be poor- a silly unintelligent ploy for the titters.

So everyone gets into role-playing mode. The mother becomes a blind lady sewing clothes, the father a banana seller while Rajveer himself is petrol pump attendant. No sane reasoning for the jollies here. It’s a stupidly orchestrated chain of events that never rings true. Jacky Bhagnani is all over the place, in almost every frame. Looks suspiciously like a star son production with the newly anointed hero getting to show off his skills in a conspicuously designed showcase.

Unfortunately that’s not enough for rib-tickling engagement. Jacky is solid enough here but one wonders how he will fare in a non-family-iar production. Gadhvi’s comedic orchestrations are a trifle heavy-handed leaning towards the obtuse rather than the subtle. The plotting is also without flair. Nidhi Subbaih looks pretty, Kiron Kher has a few masterful moments and the music is bearable. That’s about all!

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