Sunday, January 07, 2007


Amar Butala’s Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamaana, has a tagline that says, ‘Why should boys have all the fun?” Which implies, that girls – the Kudiyan of the title—should have also have some fun. But the women in the film, despite some high-pitched screeching, don’t seem to be enjoying themselves.

The film would probably be okay as an episode or two of a TV serial, but an Indian Sex and The City or Friends it is not. In fact, it is rather a half-baked story of four female friends, who spend a whole lot of time in a beauty parlour, and show no signs of an intelligent life.

For some idiotic reason, the older Mayuri (Rekha), her two younger cohorts Kanika (Kim Sharma) and Natasha (Vasundhara Das), decide that they must get their friend Anjali (Mahima Chaudhary) married before she is 25 (!), to win a bet.

Each of them hunts out a suitable ‘boy’ for her, while she is busy romancing Amar (Ashmit Patel). The married-four-times Mayuri is so jealous of the happiness of her friends, that she tries to break up Anjali’s love story.

However, since Rekha has been cast in the movie, she has to be given enough footage—till this point, she sits around pouting, over-dressed and over made-up. Now, she gets to woo her boring husband (Sachin Khedekar) with a supposedly sexy rendition of Din Dhal Jaaye (from Guide).

You can just cringe at the kind of films Rekha has been reduced to picking; after Bach Ke Rehna Re Baba, this one’s another clanger. It neither works as a comedy, nor as any kind of accurate portrayal of the lifestyles of urban women. The kind of film that makes one wonder why it was even attempted and what it hoped to accomplish.


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