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Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic – Kunal Kohli upholds the Yashraj Banner!

Posted by harino1 on July 10, 2008

Despite Kunal Kohli’s attempts to push the release of the other film ahead or request producer Sahil Chadha to change his film’s title, Kunal faces the confusion battle of titles.

With the sinking of Tashan and Yash Chopra himself taking over the reins of the Yash Raj Films banner, immense pressure rides on Kunal and the entire force at YRF.

While glancing through the promos, you would expect this film to be a kiddie film or just yet another glamour speckled film with Rani, Saif and Rishi Kapoor –all from ‘Hum Tum’. But Kunal who is also the co-producer of the film surprises you out and out.

The film revolves around Ranbir Talwar (Saif Ali Khan ) a rich businessman who in an accident is responsible for the death of a husband and wife. The judge orders Ranbir to officially be the guardian of these kids else he would have to spend 20 years in jail. The bunch of 4 kids soon move to Ranbir’s house with a prime motive of revenge.

As the kids are unhappy and cry out to God(Rishi Kapoor), he answers their prayer and sends them Geeta (Rani Mukherji) , his favourite angel. As Geeta enters the family as the nanny with her super powers she is soon able to win over the kids and her next mission is do away with the hatred the kids have for Ranbir.

Let me clarify that this is by no means is just a kiddie films. Kunal does really well in striking a balance for all audiences. The film emerges as a complete family entertainer. It has its moments of fun , laughter and tears.

Kunal Kohli handles the subject with care and never let’s any character in the film especially with their ‘star’ presence to overshadow the script. The film never has a dull moment and keeps you engaged and for most of the period in splits.

The special effects are such a treat. It just lifts the film. The kids are surely gonna go crazy over this film.

The casting of the film is just apt. The kids are a treat specially the Sardar who is the true hero of the film. He is so cute and delivers with excellence. Notice even the youngest girl in the film she too is cute and delivers with complete innocence. Watch out for the scene where Saif and the Sardar become friends and also when Saif tells Avantika that he wants to dump Ameesha. It’s hilarious!

Saif Ali Khan shows great maturity as an actor and carries off really well. It’s a treat to see a simple Saif unlike the usual cool funky Saif.

Rani Mukherji delivers well after a very long time. It’s amazing to see Rani do away with her sexy image and come with a more substantial role.

Rishi Kapoor does well as GOD. He enacts very much like Morgan Freeman of ‘Bruce Almighty’.

Ameesha Patel comes in a guest appearance for all those people looking for the sexy element in this film. She enacts the character of a complete bimbo in those micro-minis and Bikini.

The cinematography of the film is splendid with effects adding to it all.

The music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy comes in as a treat with tracks such as ‘Kabhi Socha Na Tha’ and ‘Nihaal Ho Gayi’ growing on you. The lyrics by Prasoon Joshi are meaningful and deep.

On the whole, Kunal Kohli excels with ease and brings forth a movie that is the winner of the week. Thank God Yashraj Films still have directors like Kunal Kohli around to save them from disgrace.

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