Wrong hero favoured, shallow heroine.
, 25 Dec 2012
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I think I selected this to watch as I was curious to watch Shilpa Shetty as a film lead. She acted as well as anyone else I suppose, though she is not very charismatic. The story however, was awful. The girl, Anjali, had a boyfriend, Dev, who was a lower class, illegitimate and had a real chip on his shoulder, so was a bit rude. But his love was genuine and given the chance he did well for himself. But Anjali ditched him when her father- who was supposed to love his only child - arranged her marriage to a wealthy man without telling her. The usual thing ensues, father uses emotional blackmail and she just gives in. She avoids her new stranger husband and dreams of Dev who at that time looks incredibly handsome. The plot gets dark as she promised Dev's mother to never leave him, but does so at the drop of a hat, and his mother dies of shock. After spurning her new husband, the goodie-two-shoes sickly dull Ram, after he finally stands up to his grotty (and over-the-top baddies) family, and sides with her over an issue, she then falls for him to the point of worship - yuk! How shallow to suddenly fall for a man just because he sticks up for her once in an argument! After that I was so disgusted I just fast forwarded and watched the odd bit. The views expressed were so trite - and so fatalistic - all being god's decision, god's game - I am an atheist and I hate these sentiments - what kind of god plays with people like that? And what point deciding who is for who when parents decide things for their poor children with totally false love? I felt so sorry for poor Dev who had worked his socks off to get Anjali back, all for nothing, and creepy Ram had so much nonsense to say to him that I really wanted Dev to punch him and her selfish father. Rule one - if you really love your children you don't choose who they marry. Rule two - if you really love someone you don't let your parents interfere and accept their choice over your own - it is your life not theirs, they do not own you and you have to make your own decisions right or wrong. This film just made me feel angry.
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