Sunil Shetty and Salman Khan, who both play the third wheel of the love triangle, are on an equal footing here, and this isn't a compliment to Sunil. The plot: Dev Sunil Shetty is poor, intense, and burdened with shame for his unwed mother. But I recommend that you see it anyway, if you get a chance, for Akshay Kumar's performance, if nothing else. It has been compared to Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam definitely a decent movie. Ram continues to be affectionate toward her and his family, but Anjali cannot get Dev out of her mind.
But, in time, she relents and grows to care for her patient and dignified husband, especially when he opts to side with her instead of with his conniving step-family. She decides to obey Dad and the boy is heartbroken and vows never to forget her. Akshay was very watchable: handsome, tender in the love scenes, and believably saintly- and there was good chemistry with Shilpa. Dev and Anjali deeply love each other, but Anjali's father promptly, coldly rejects Dev as a prospective son-in-law. The score is so melodramatic and is so often cued in to a building crescendo that I'm surprised the earth didn't explode halfway thru the film in order to meet the heightened expectations. The groom, whose name is Ram Akshay Kumar , turns out to be a decent fella who falls in love with his bride. His effectively understated performance, much needed.
She wasn't much in the film, but she made an impression on me. There's not a lot of dance. I wish Akshay would keep churning out these romances as he is very good in them and I don't like his recent comedies much except for the recommended, if silly, Singh is Kingg perhaps and I avoid his action ones as they isn't my style. The husband isn't nobly handing the wife back. Then things change, when Ram decides to assert himself and asks his family to leave him and his wife alone. This movie is about a girl Shilpa Shetty from a wealthy family who forms a relationship with a poor boy Sunil Shetty - no relation. The acting during the songs is good though and does deepen the plot and keeps you interested.
Dev is now himself polished, filthy rich, and very prone to wearing sunglasses. By the way, I would've liked to have seen more of the beautiful Mahima Chaudhry, who plays Dev's business partner. If you like the genre of Bollywood romance and don't mind the morality play quality to them which I like this is highly rated. Thank goodness Akshay Kumar showed up even if it's 41 minutes into the doings to provide a measure of calmness and restraint in this sea of hankies. Throw in a wicked stepmother, stepsister and stepbrother for ever-loving and enduring Akshay, and you have the stuff of melodrama but also the romance of the newly weds.
Shilpa Shetty, lovely and appealing, has a good showing as the initially conflicted Anjali. And, frankly, as much as I'm emphasizing the over-the-topness of this one film, I really wouldn't have the Bollywood industry be any other way. What will wife do seeing her old love. Then things change, when Ram decides to assert himself and asks his family to leave him and his wife alone. Sunil portrays the troubled and complex boyfriend extremely well- and in fact maintains this is his favorite role to date Although there is a bit of an unlikely fairytale finish, I quite liked the theme of whether consistent love and Godliness can triumph over hate and negativity. Cut to Anjali's shocked expression and, then, to film intermission.
Also, it tickles me that the picture is so fixated on clueing the audience in on how despicable Ram's step-family is that, every time his mom, sister, and brother get a close up, it seems as if the camera utilizes special lighting to throw their faces deep in sinister shadows. Cinematography is fine and there are some nice visuals. But we have seen the boy is deeply troubled, obsessed, has a 'chip on his shoulder' about his illegitimate birth- and just generally doesn't deserve her. Sunil is so aggresively intense here that it's hard to like his character. Whenever American films have me feeling jaded, a good masala picture usually spices up my day, brings a goofy smile to my face even as I groan at the excesses. A reality show puppet, I became somewhat curious of her and of her measure as an actress. Anjali finds out that Ram is not respected, but does not care as she does not love him.
Oleh Dunia21 Synopsis Wealthy Anjali falls in love with poor Dev, both want to get married, but Anjali's family objects and instead get her married to equally wealthy Ram, who lives with his uncaring step-mother and siblings. Anjali Shilpa Shetty , however, is carefree and comes from a wealthy and proud family. She marries saintly Akshay and falls in love with him after marrying. On the other hand, Akshay Kumar does turn in a performance on par with Ajay Devgan's in grace and humility. Also there is this theme of saintliness and whether it can triumph, which wasn't looked at in the other one.
Anjali promises to run away with Dev, but her father guilts her out of eloping and into, instead, marrying the groom he had picked out. Yet she doesn't hold a candle to Aishwarya Rai, who probably was never better and never looked more ravishing than in her role of Nandini. While on that show, she gained tremendous publicity and notoriety for having been the subject of racism as imposed by several of her fellow contestants. She tells Dad about the boyfriend and he suggests the parents meet him. The movie does have heart and integrity.
Fade out to a musical sequence, where all is love, peace, and effusive hugging. Dev, in the past three years, had somehow come up in the world the film never explains exactly how, although a holey slipper plays into it. He gives the girl a choice. There is romance but also an edge. By the way, if you're new to the Bollywood scene, this is how they do it, my friend. Anjali finds out that Ram is not respected, but does not care as she does not love him.
Father of girl then betroths her, without her knowledge, to a rich boy Akshay Kumar. Not an awful film, mind you, because Akshay Kumar and Shilpa Shetty are darn good here. So, to reiterate, in a film wherein two love songs collide and slug it out, the level of overwrought cheese threatens to spill over the rim. Anjali starts warming up to Ram, when Dev shows up - this Dev is not the poor Dev that Anjali once knew, this Dev is a multi-millionaire, scheming, and devious, and a Dev who will try to win Anjali over by hook or by crook. Sometimes, you're just in the mood.