Movie: Kucch Love Jaisaa
If you are waiting for the acting skills of Rahul Bose and Shefali Shah to charm you again like it did in 15 Park Avenue.Kuch Luv Jaisaa (translated as ‘Something Like Love’) is neither the much hyped love story it was supposed to be, nor is it a thriller as it could have been, given the police-detective hunt plot it carries. Go ahead and watch this movie.
Story Of Kucch Love Jaisaa
Madhu (Shefaali Shah), a much-married and terribly antsy housewife chooses to go get a life when her workaholic husband forgets her birthday. She buys herself a car and joins hands with a private detective (Rahul Bose) to help him solve his case. The adventure gets dangerous when she discovers the detective is actually a gangster who is on the run. Can the wife and mother return unscathed to sweet domesticity or is her life going to change forever?
The film has an interesting premise: rich, bored housewife gets attracted to lowbrow goon and is willing to go on a wild goose chase with him. The Reason? She wants to bring alive all her wildest fantasies before it's too late to put her ordered, insipid life at stake and take risks.
The film also has an interesting cast with Shefaali Shah and Rahul Bose forming an unusual couple on screen. But sadly, they fail to let the sparks fly and get the chemistry crackling. All along, the attraction between them seems fake as they spend long, leisurely hours in a distant resort, eating mutton biryani and carrot juice. Does it really take a loud burp and some rustic table manners on the part of the tapori gangster to break the ice and have the Pali Hill lady humming romantic numbers?
Also, the lady seems to be so gullible and so easy to fool, it does seem unreal. It takes her eternity to realize her companion's true identity, even though the television keeps blaring out the truth. The duo try hard, but the romance never does light up the screen. Nor do the private lives of the mismatched couple throw up enticing moments that could hold the script together.
Kucch Luv Jaisaa is largely a case of promises unfulfilled.