It's a TV movie, and it shows...
Hum Jo Keh Na Paaye review
24th March 2007
A low budget TV movie venture by a company called Saharaone who have experimented to show the film first on a TV channel evening view before the theatrical release later. This is what the press say:
This Friday SaharaOne comes to town with a fresh idea on Indian tube - movies releasing on the channel every Friday before hitting theatres. Take a look at what's on screen and what's behind it. The idea of `first day, first show' has its own charm, isn't it? From keeping a tab on a film's release for weeks together, to queuing up at a movie hall for tickets on a Friday, and to set aside no less than three hours from one's regular schedule... it is all sure a big hassle for many a busy bee but a habit nevertheless for many more. After all, we are a movie crazy country and Bollywood sports the coveted crown of the highest movie producer in the world. So, we have quite a platoon of Indians hitting the halls to watch Friday releases to keep the flag flying high. But before you say `yes,' here comes SaharaOne with the `first-day, first-show' of the film Hum Jo Keh Na Paaye (starring Gauri Karnik, Abhijit Sanyal and Anupam Kher) at 8.30 p.m. this Friday ahead of its theatre release. And the channel guarantees that it is no one-time show. It has already lined up Raj Bharat's Tum Ho Na, starring Ria Sen, Nethra Raghuraman and Jackie Shroff for the coming Friday and Pehchaan with Raveena Tandon and Vinod Khanna in the cast for June 24.
Coming back to the movie, unfortunately the low budget and lack of a big commercial appeal shows. It shows holes and lacks depth, coherence and eventually falls rather flat...whether this sort of experiment will work or not I don't know but I don't think it will attract a wide range of audience...the idea of the producers is to take unknown actors for cheep and add a famous face for adding value to it (Anup Kher in this case). One to avoid...you won't miss anything if you stay clear of this amateurish offering...