Kismat Konnection Movie Review

Kismat Konnection, as the title says is all about Kismat. The movie marks the return of veteran director Aziz Mirza (Yes Boss, Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, Chalte Chalte, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani). The one common feature in every Aziz Mirza film has been Shahrukh Khan but for the role of Raj Malhotra in Kismat Konnection, Aziz wanted someone about 15 years younger to SRK. Shahid Kapoor was roped in; Vidya Balan was signed opposite Shahid. There was a lot of curiosity around the lead pair, for most believed Vidya looked much older to Shahid. So does their chemistry work? Is Aziz Mirza in form after a long break from direction? Is Kismat Konnection worth a watch?

Before the review, the story of Kismat Konnection… Raj Malhotra (Shahid Kapoor), an architect was a topper in studies, sports, acting and almost everything in college. His friends believe he would grace the cover of the Times Magazine in 3 years. 5 years pass by and Raj is still struggling for his first big break.

Frustrated with his Kismat, Raj meets Hasina Bano Jaan (Juhi Chawla), who promises to free him from all his worries. Haseena says there is a force that could prove to be his lucky charm; he just needs to recognize it. Enter Priya (Vidya Balan), his lucky charm. Everything that Raj touches with Priya by his side turns into gold. With Priya, Raj believes he can fulfill his dreams. Soon Raj manages to secure his dream contract with Mr Gill (Om Puri), for the construction of a shopping mall. There are 2 issues though, Priya is fighting for the survival of a community centre and the shopping mall is set to be built on the centre…

Kismat Konnection Review

Kismat Konnection is a light entertainer, a simple love story without glitz, glamour and item numbers. But the major problem with Kismat Konnection is its pace, it gets terribly boring in most parts of the first half and some parts of the second. The music, key to a movie of this genre, is below average and mostly breaks the flow of the film. Also the chemistry between the lead pair is disappointing. Except for one moment on the cruise, the love story is filled with dull moments that are neither exciting nor does it make you feel for the characters.

Unlike Aziz Mirza’s previous movies like Yes Boss and Chalte Chalte which had just the right combination of romance and comedy, Kismat Konnection lacks both. Few glaring flaws in the story, Raj a struggling architect owns a comfortable luxuriously furnished house in Canada, a car along with a super large LCD Television. Not bad for struggler eh? The story in the second half too is hard to digest, especially the character of Boman Irani (Yes, he has a small special appearance).

Shahid Kapoor finally succeeds in looking and acting like SRK of the 90s. His dialogue delivery and body language were always similar and compared to the superstar, but here he could be easily mistaken as a almost perfect duplicate. You gotta give it to Shahid though; he manages to quite easily pull off the made-for-SRK role. Vidya Balan although hotter than her previous movies, needs to shed those extra pounds quickly. Quite frankly, the gorgeous Juhi Chawla looks a few years younger to Vidya!! Talking of Juhi, she’s brilliant in a 10 minute special appearance. Vishal Malhotra is great. Om Puri is good. Himani Shivpuri does what she always does, nothing unique in her 50th (just a guess) Punjabi role.

Overall, there is nothing much in Kismat Konnection that warrants a trip to the nearby movieplex. If you must watch this Aziz Mirza movie, go for it with absolutely no expectations. At the box-office, a, open week and no release last week would result in a decent opening.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ 2 stars.

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  • I just didn’t like the movie at all. Shahid kapoor is not good in the movie. It is very boring I slept in the second half lol

  • suniel ur absolutely right kismat konn… is an average movie bad script and bad acting by both

    aziz u lost this time….good luck again

  • Its a full boring movie.. And waste my time.. Now a days ppl are not intrested in sensible movies. They just want to make a masala but from last 2 year director r just makin films for sake of jus completing films.. If we can see dat movie is borin dan director also knows dat its a boring.. Script is maha bakwas… But its a musical hit.. I love all d songs. Atleast songs can jusitfy ur money otherwise u r totally sleepy after second half. .U r havin problem in sleepin at night plz watch Kismat Konnection.. ppl r attracted only coz of promos n songs n obvius Shahid … This is my First comment in this website.. I promise dat from now i will comment of each movie as coz its a gud practice of savin money which is wasted by watching bakwas. Jus 4 example it saves my money for Lovestory 2050.. Thanks guys Gud luck

  • Its an average movie….so please dont expect too much out of it…like i did…and then ull just be disspointed….Theres nothing new about the movie..except about the kismat part…and that also they just overdo it…hindi movies…just dont know where to stop…they can just go on n on…like the last bit was sucha drag…all unnecessary things…which…all hindi movies..wanna show….Some good things about the movie is the comedy….some of the cute love scenes bw..shahid and vidya…..and…thats about it…otherwise…its just another……just dont expect…anything….as they say..and ull be happy after watching it….coz..the movie…missed something..i was not i was in jaane tu…for some reason!!! That makes it clear… :)

  • Shahid and vidya is a simple couple who is super in look . Vidya in this film got a really good dressing sense. Especially Shahid is simply great in this film

  • it is such a great movie. loved it and the plotline is sorta similar to just my luck but not entirely.
    awesome movie, awesome music, and hot shahid. what else do u people want????

  • Kismat Konnection is getting momentum. I rank this movie as 3.5 out of 5.
    Sahid has his one style and due to his talency and excelence performance make him an emerging superstar into bollywood. The talency made him what he is now not because copying SRK. Instead SRK always to some extent copies Big B.

    Music is too good. In part of music it surpasses JTYJN.
    To some extent, some where something lacks in script and presentation to maintain sponteneity but all in all it is good movie and wise use of money to watch it.

  • GUYS …if the review is not good ..what do u do ??? go from blog to blog and attempt changing the view points …these marketeers mix among us and get paid for this , going from blog to blog almost like those pesky call centre callers only not so intruding.
    If a movie is good then no review can bring it down , we have already seen that in case of jaane tu …so read blogs with discretion …. i see some bloggers so desperately trying to sell this product . sorry dont want to watch kismat konnection or any aziz mirza movie ,ever again …i am not wasting my time over responding to this blog again so dont bother provoking .
    …clik (hang up) …

  • really watchable nice love story better than lovestory 2050 . i will watch it again cause i also believe in lucky charms and kismmat… shaid is good ..and others too .. over all watchable movie .. ..fully entertained ..plzz it is far more better than chalte chalte … what was there is chaltee ????????

  • SHAHID was the hottest in this movie ever
    and Vidya was sooo pretty; I thought the combo of them were great, their hair cuts were superb

    not to mention Atif Aslam’s songs. THey are breath-taking-love songs

    THis movie deserves more than 5 stars, its funny, romantic, it has a great plot, and a very simple resolution

    I like the fact that it didn’t have item numbers


    I LOVE U GUYS: U are my faves

  • wth man..u guys r insane..shahid ws great and the movie ws wonderful..n he managed to do the role better than even srk might have. give the guy some credit

  • hey , really nice movie .. …..not believe in this review some movies are need to be watch and. then flow the comments. and ya better than other recent release movies

  • Now this time indicine team.. I totally agree with your review. I watched it on line.. I didn’t get bored and it’s a passtime movie similar to all Aziz Mirza’s movies (but his best, for me, was Chalte Chalte) and what irritates really in KK is the following:

    Shahid & Viidya – zero match ( she looks like his aunt!)
    Vidya’s acting is poor ( she needs some expression on her face, while she’s sad, she needs to improve her acting and to be more stylish.. she was stylish only in the last song, when movie ends and needs some workout and melt the fats in her body)

    About Shahid, he’s improving, he’s better than before ( he just needs to be “Shahid” and not “Shahruk” as he copies SRK 100% in his body language, face expression in the 1st half of the movie, but not in his dancing).

    Overall, it’s not a bad movie, u can watch it if u r bored and got nothing to do.

  • such a big director copied an English movie JUST MY LUCK.
    where are all creators ,writers what they are doing in India. its really bad to know that this is happening in world s biggest industry ….

  • no i am disagree with this indicine team ,they re jotting just the negatives terms of movie…ppl cannot except more in Aziz mirza movie… i dont think its different from his other love oriented one character based movie..only problem with this movie was script….., in real life loads of ppl have odd matches i dont think shahid and vidya were too bad as couple but definitely she have to improve her style… why ppl are comparing shahid with SRK.. i am not getting a point .. they have there own style . shahid has all qualities which is important for actor.. let me remind these ppl his height is enough to be actor .if you have a good height and personalities why dont you try beside giving other comments

  • Dear indicine team!. Pardon my language, but what the hell is wrong with u guys?!
    I have never read a sooo stupid and fake movie review before!!!!.. Why can’t u ever say something nice about a film?!. I’ve read many movie reviews here, and sorry to dissapoint u, but u guys are totally fake! U lie so much!!.. I LOVED Kismet Konnection. It was a wonderful movie, with a quite new script.! Shahid has ALWAYS been my favourite star, but he was brilliant in this film!. Vidya Balan as usual, was quite simple and sweet. Her acting has improved a lot since her first film!. Juhi Chawla was good too, but I dunno why u ppl give her so much importance. She had a very small role, so why do we give her so much importance?.. She was good, okey..nothing more than that.. I think u guys should focus a lil bit more on the leading stars in this film. . And yes, why do u guys keep saying that Shahid copied Shahrukh Khan?!.. Why do u keep comparing actors with each other?!.. No one in this world is like each other.. Everybody is different from every angle!.. STOP COMPARING ACTORS!!!!!!!!
    Shahid and Vidya’s chemistry on screen wasn’t that bad! They looked good together!.. Especially in the song, Bakhuda tum hi ho<3
    Personally, I feel that u guys have got very bad movie review.. Im sorry if u feel that im mean.. Just saying my opinion=)

  • Shona.. just chill chill. just chill.. I think this time Indicine Team wrote a review which is identical with the movie, I saw the movie on line, on a small screen as u know, but didn’t u notice that Shahid is really acting like Shahrukh?! It’s obvious, but Harman didn’t copy Hrithik 100%.. no, only in his dancing in the 1st song of LS2050. I admired Harman ’cause he paid a big effort to do this movie as a debutant, he really deserves best debutant award this year ( that’s if the judges would be fair enough and select him for so)

    Shahid is a good actor and a good looking either, but he needs to be “himslef” that’s true, if I didn’t notice his body language and his face expression which is “exactly” like Shahrukh, I wouldn’t mention it ’cause everyone noticed that he’s copying Shahrukh.

    And about Vidya, I don’t agree with u this time ’cause Vidya really looks older, I don’t know how old she is, around 30 maybe, but she looks in the movie 35years old, and Shahid is just like her younger brother, no match Shona.. she is ok with the 2 Akshays, Aamir, Saif, Shiney but not Shahid.

    I think if I have seen this movie in cinema I might and probably I loved it more, but it’s ok.. an average one – but better than JTYJN – ( now people who loved JTYJN will be mad at me.. sorry people!!!)

  • Shona, Shahid has always been your fav star! That explains why you hate this review.. What is it that is fake about review? Its not like we are the only site on the internet to have a negative review on Kismat Konnection. Most reviews from sites like Rediff, IBN Live have all been negative to poor.

    Let me again repeat what i have repeated many-a-times in comments. A review is just another individual’s opinion. You cant expect a reviewer to appeal universally.

    Fathiya, appreciate your comments. They are very informative.

  • Thanks Indicine, but I understand Shona’s feelings ’cause while the release of Umrao Jaan & Saawariya ( in addition LS2050), I was really surprised that such good movie didn’t please people, and some which “below average” were blockbuster movies!! So.. Shona.. what can we do about this.. we can’t change everyone’s opinion, what I find good someothers find it bad and vice versa. All we can is to write our opinions.

    Have a good day Indicine.. and Shona.. smile.. it’s only a movie, if u did enjoy KK then don’t care about other’s opinion, exactly as I do, I loved the above mentioned movies, saw each of them 3 times and still want to see them

  • Fathiya, I understand what u say.. and at one point, I agree with u.. I liked the film so I said my opinion..
    I didn’t feel that vidya looked older than shahid.. I thought they were cute.. but anywayz, jo hua so hua.. It was only a film=)..
    Indicine team, im sorry bcuz I was only thinkin about Shahid.. as u say, shahid has always been my fav actor, thats why I was a little bit dissapointed with this review..
    But I enjoyed this film more than mjau and rats.. =P.. LoL=)

    Have a nice day!=)

  • To Fathuya

    Dear fren, you seem quite unaware with the ambience of bollywood and news arena. You said, Shahid is a copy of SRK in body language and facial expression.

    Shaid Vs SRK
    Body Language and Facial expression: You may have noticed; SRK walks like a wading bird, side to side, a kind of bizarre walk in film than his real life. His facial expression; he always seems whining and most often he shakes his head as if he is doing very good acting, but that turns into over acting, though not very often but I see in many films. Even some of the mimics in bollywood satire him with his head shaking. his way of speaking like Kkkkkkk……Kiran what the hell was that. His body language, facial expressions and talking style seems ostentatious.

    Shahid is very talented guy in the field of acting, what makes him a star and near future a shining superstar. Though, I am not totally agree with the some of the reviewers that SRK’s time is over, but every one has some period and they don’t twinkle all the night. Shahid is different from SRK in body language and facial expression and walking style as well. His out fit is very good, hairstyle is different, dress up is different and many other.
    Instead SRK copies Big B very often and bring backs the yaadein of Dilip Kumar.
    About Herman, ya he does well on his film, unfortunately LS2050 turned to a big flop. Harman doesn’t deserve to a best debut, instead Imran may get. Didn’t you hear the news in NDTV and ZEE news, Harman had done a plastic surgery to look like Hritik, what about your opinion regarding my comment, please let me know.

  • Dear Umesh: that is what I noticed! I used to hear or read in some magazines that Shahid copies SRK but I never noticed that, I didn’t feel that he copies SRK in his previous movies, but in KK I did notice that ’cause yes.. he was acting exactly like SRK in the 1st half.

    And about Shahrukh, he’s eternal ( he is my favourite and I’m a big fan) SRK will last in bollywood exactly as BigB did. BigB is 66 years old and still.. he’s glowing and everyone like him, me too and Shahrukh yes.. he acts a bit like Deleep Kumar ( and remember.. he always says that his mom loved Deleep and wanted SRK to be like him.. so.. maybe to please his mom in her grave, he’s acting sometimes (and not always) like him. And about SRK’s saying: kkkkk Kiran.. dear.. he was acting and tht was his role in the movie “darr”required so, and it’s not his language!!

    About Harman, I’m not following daily the news in NDTV or Star news, only sometimes, if the news is true, I can’t say anything, but sometimes they announce false.. R u sure? ‘Cause I remember I saw a video on You Tube where people around him and he said when they told him that he looks like Hrithik: It’s not my fault if I look like Hrithik.. I didn’t do any surgery ( and he was touching his face) So.. I don’t think that he can fool people and lie to them.

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