Well, nothing has changed. Kambakht Ishq directed by Sabbir Khan is the same old, typical Akshay Kumar comedy flick. Expensive sets, 4 odd songs filled with babes from the west, a couple of great action sequences performed by the star himself, a super sexy co-star, funny one-liners and a story that completely lacks sense or logic.
So what’s the story? In short, a guy and a girl hate each other to the core but end up falling in love. Yes, that’s about it.
For those keen on the detailed storyline.. Viraj Shergill (Akshay Kumar) is one of the most sought-after Stuntmen in Hollywood. He believes woman are good for nothing, except sex. Simrita (Kareena Kapoor), an arrogant young lady doesn’t believe in love. The two meet at Viraj’s brother Lucky’s (Aftab Shivdasani) and Simrita’s best friend Kamini’s (Amrita Arora) wedding. Both oppose and the battle of sexes begins! But like most Bollywood movies, the two are destined to fall in love.. the weird manner in which they do and realize their mistake, forms the rest of the tale.
Review in short.. Sadly, the best part of Kambakth Ishq is its first 15 mins. Its starts off brilliantly, but falls flat after the church scene. Infact, the second half is so poor, I would rather prefer watching a Tashan instead! Or maybe even Chandni Chowk To China.. atleast the songs were better!
Have patience for a detailed review? Read on.. Kambakth Ishq has to be one of the most desperate attempts to make people laugh, atleast in recent memory. And out of all the so-called funny scenes, probably two are worth a laugh.
In one of the most stupid plots ever witnessed in an Akshay Kumar film, we have the leading lady (Kareena), a doctor, performing her first surgery on her male lead (Akshay), who is injured while performing a stunt. While operating she happens to leave her watch inside his stomach. The watch keeps playing “Om Mangalam” every hour, so loudly that it could put the best of audio speakers to shame. The doctor, worried of being sued, tries every trick in the book to get the watch out and even sleeps with him (or atleast she thinks so). Now, Akshay falls in love, so what does he do? He slips her into a bikini, takes her underwater and proposes.. What does Kareena do? Injects him out of his consciousness and performs a surgery to take the watch out. HECK! Couldn’t she do that much earlier? Okay its a mindless entertainer, but neither is it entertaining or funny!
By the time, the only decent song in the film ‘Kyun’ begins, the restlessness amongst the audience is clear. Some get up to leave, clearly disappointed.
The dialogues are cheap, music (Anu Malik) is pathetic, lyrics are horrible and the performances are no better. Akshay Kumar in yet another slapstick comic role has a bad outing yet again, he tries hard but rising above the script, he doesn’t! Kareena Kapoor in her bitchiest role ever, displays ample amount of skin but disappoints with her performance. Aftab Shivdasani is wasted and so is Kiron Kher. Javed Jaffrey has just about 3 scenes and 10 minutes of screen time. Amrita Arora has nothing to do, she looks great in those bikini’s though.
Coming to the Hollywood stars, the only actor who manages to impress is Sylvester Stallone, being a huge fan of the actor I enjoyed his short guest appearance. Denise Richards looked bad. Brendon Routh was wasted.
Overall, Kambakht Ishq is a lot of money wasted. It neither entertains nor does it have enough ‘laughs’ in store for the viewers. Skip this, watch New York instead!
At the box-office, the movie has released on more than 2000 screens. The first weekend should be huge. But for a big budget film like this, its first Monday will be the key.Rating: 1 and a half stars
Other Notes: Promised to publish the Kambakht Ishq Movie Review by 3AM, but couldn’t due to heavy rains. Expectations weren’t too high, yet the movie was a major disappointment. These are just ‘my views’ on Kambakht Ishq, and as the saying goes to each his own! Do post your reviews below, if you happen to watch it. We also request you (read Akshay Kumar fans) to avoid bashing, cursing and instead, post your very own views and tell us why you liked the movie, be honest.
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