Friday, April 23, 2004

Shaadi Ka Laddoo 

Okay, so here comes another married whiner! The wife is a half-witted shrew, the kids are a pain, even the dogs are monsters. You’d think, this is 2004, the beleaguered chap would file for divorce for on grounds of mental cruelty, but no, he slinks off to London looking for extra marital adventures.

Raj Kaushal’s Shaadi Ka Laddoo is a slightly updated Pati Patni Aur Woh and a cleaner Masti – in short, it is an empty-headed romp about nothing much.

The whiner named Som (Sanjay Suri) comes to London and meets college buddy Ravi (Aashish Chowdhry), who is a music tycoon, but lonely as hell and looking for a wife. Som tries to warn him against marriage, as he himself lies about a mentally sick wife to hook up with Ravi’s best friend Tara (Mandira Bedi).

Ravi falls in love with Menka (Samita Bangargi) a waitress and aspiring singer, and though he has had no trouble wooing his roster of ex-girlfriends, here he needs Som’s idiotic tips.

Before Som can get too far with Tara, his wife Geetu (Divya Dutta) and her uncle (Sameer Malhotra) track him down (how come he did not visit the uncle his wife is so close to?) and there are fireworks. Ravi goofs-up with Menka too and everybody is unhappy. Not that anyone in the audience would care!

Except for the character of Tara, who seems like a ‘today’ person, all the rest look like renegades from a fifties film or a particularly backward small town. To make it worse, the film drags till it snaps.

A confident performance from Sanjay Suri, a few chuckles scattered through the tedium, two good songs (Vishal-Shekhar) and super animation sequences (Kireet Khurana)—particularly the Chal Hutt number—perhaps not enough ticket-buying bait.


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