Produced by: Sajid Nadiadwala
Written by : Anvita Dutt Guptan ,Ishita Moitra,Sabbir Khan
Starring: Akshay Kumar,Kareena Kapoor,Aftab Shivdasani, Amrita Arora
Music by: Anu Malik
Release date: July 3, 2009
Well,the movie season is back with a bang.New York and then now Kambhaqt Ishq…To begin with,this movie is a rip off a Tamil movie Pammal K Sammandam starring Kamal Haasan and Simran.The plot is basically the same but the latter has been shot and promoted at a lavish scale.
Viraj Shergill(Akshay Kumar) is a stunt man working for Hollywood movies.Lucky Shergill(Aftab Shivdasani)is Viraj’s lone brother. Simrata Rai(Kareena Kapoor) meanwhile is an aspiring surgeon and a part time super model who is a feminist feels men are fit for nothing.Kamini(Amrita Arora) is Simrita’s best friend and takes her advice for almost everything.Lucky and Kamini are dating each other and sparks fly when they engage each other much to the dislike of Viraj and Simrita.Viraj and Simrita dont at all get along. Both of them try their own weird tricks to break the marriage of Lucky and Kamaini.Here comes the twist.Viraj is injured during a fatal fire accident and had to undergo a stomach operation under the co-ordination of none other than his foe/enmy (call it whatever) Simrita Rai.Simrita unintentionally drops her watch in Viraj’s tummy and lands up in big trouble.More trouble lands up when his X-ray report gets thrown in to a wrong person.The watch was gifted to Simrita by Dolly(Kiron Kher) which has an alarm of the mantra told during Hindu marriage rituals “Om Mangalam”.Viraj does everything to find out the source of the mantra “Om Mangalam”.Then the rest of the story deals with how Simrita skillfully woos Viraj to save her pride.But she some where feels Viraj likeable but ends up cheating herself.Will she realise it? Will she able to win Viraj?Why does she wants Viraj back? forms the crux of the story.
Akshay Kumar is the backbone of the movie.He’s back to fine form and makes this work big time.Kareena Kapoor looks great in the movie and excels as Simrita.Aftab & Amrita make a good pair and do justice to the given roles.Kiron Kher disappoints and Javed Jaffrey too doesn’t get it right this time around.The special appearances by Denise Richards, Brandon Routh ,Sylvester Stallone and Holly Valance fall flat and don’t fit in the script well.The music too falls short of expectations.Debutante Director Sabbir Khan gives a sincere effort though.
HOW WAS THE MOVIE?
Though the movie has many flaws and setbacks,its definitely watchable for the credible performances from the lead pair.The comic tracks in parts are really funny.The first half promises good humour while the second half stammers.Go to the hall without any expectations and chances are that you wont come out disappointed.