Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage (2002)

[I just looked through my blog drafts and found this thing lying around and figured it was worth a post...]

Love brings out baba's hate.
Not able to cope, daughter
hyperventilates.
A bad haiku for a bad film.

If I had to watch Amisha hyperventilate one more time, I was going to smother the director. Was her character supposed to have asthma or did she just cry that hard all the time? It was so distressing I couldn't even be happy when she and Hrithik got together at the end. Because I'm such a firm believer in therapy, I wanted to force her fictional character to sit down and talk through the trauma before trying to start a new life with the man of her dreams.

Aap Mujhe Achache Lagne Lage had the potential to be good. It had an unusual turn on the genre, the stakes were remarkably high--life and death--for both characters. If the writers (somebody!) had taken more time to give the characters some emotional depth maybe Where is her inhaler?!? wouldn't have come to mind so often.

Additionally, I love a good action sequence as much as the next romantic film viewer but a man can only take so many beatdowns before the movie turns into an action film. Hello! We girls did not watch this movie to see Hrithik get beatdown and random unknowns get shot, nor did the fellas sit through this to see Amisha looking crazy for half the film! Boo. Boo. And boo!!!

4 comments:

Angela G. Skylar said...

I agree with you completely on this film. I watched it because I had seen the songs and thought hey the songs are pretty good, so the film has to be good right? Wrong. I cracked up when you discussed Amisha and her hyperventilation...you're right it was a little over the top and the almost getting beaten to death thing was completely unwanted.

UtesFan89 said...

Completely agree with you on Amisha Patel... didn't watch the entire movie, but her "crying" at the end made me want to punch her. She seriously sounded like she was having an asthma attack the entire time.

Anonymous said...

Yeah totally agree with you, this is a really bad film. Everyone acts like they're on some jacked-up crack. Nothing is consistent and a whole lot makes no sense. And Amisha's crying is awful, but so's her laughter (remember the long drawn-out motorbike scene?) Sometimes the movie is so bad it's funny, but for the most part it's just really really bad. The only good thing about this film is the dance numbers, and even some of those are crap.

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