Writer – Director Kabir Sadanand, the man behind the silly Popcorn Khao! Mast Ho Jao, returns after 6 long years with Tum Milo Toh Sahi, a film on relationships of different generations. The film deals with three stories running concurrently with all characters connected to each other in someway.
Story 1 (Old) – Is about Dilshad (played by Dimple Kapadia) and Subramanium (Nana Patekar). The two first meet up at a supermarket and fight. Slowly they become good friends.
Story 2 (Mid aged) – Is about Dilshad’s friend Anita (Vidya Malvade) and the very ambitious Amit (Suniel Shetty). The two are married with plenty of marital problems like pending EMI’s, his extended hours of work and a neglected son.
Story 3 (young) – Is a college campus romance between Shalini (Anjana Sukhani) and Bikramjeet (Rehan Khan).
What works for Tum Milo Toh Sahi (Positives)
- Not surprisingly the first story involving veterans like Dimple Kapadia and Nana Patekar is by far the best of the lot. Ideally, the film would probably have worked better had it been only about the two, as the other tracks aren’t close to as interesting.
- Nana Patekar’s character is well written and the tremendously talented actor gets some of the best lines in the film.
- The first half is good especially the Dimple – Nana chemistry, watch out for the two in the supermarket scene.
- The music (Sandesh Shandilya) and cinematography (Pushan Kripalani) is good.
What doesn’t quite work for Tum Milo Toh Sahi (Negatives)
- The Vidya Malvade – Suniel Shetty story that deals with marital issues is half baked. A couple of scenes do work, but that’s about it.
- The campus romance between Anjana Sukhani and Rehan Khan makes no impact. Those college slangs and unnecessary songs, irritate.
- The director doesn’t get the post interval portions right – which includes court room scenes, philosophical lectures and plenty of melodrama.
- Background score is loud. The dialogues are at times good, but mostly silly.
- Nana Patekar is top form and proves just why he is one of the most dependable actors in the industry. His unique personality, style and dialogue delivery is what makes his character work with the audience.
- Dimple Kapadia is full of grace, style and talent. She is a treat to watch.
- Suniel Shetty gets it right at times. Vidya Malvade is surprisingly good.
- Anjana Sukhani and Rehan Khan are let down by poorly written characters. They have nothing much to offer.
Overall, Tum Milo Toh Sahi works mainly due to the Subramaniun – Dilshad track. You’d be better of waiting for the DVD.Rating: