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MOVIE REVIEW October 2003

Kuch Naa Kaho

Starring:

Abhishek Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai

Producer:

Ramesh Sippy

Director:

Rohan Sippy

Music Director:

Shankar-Ehsan-Loy

Kuch Naa Kaho is a heart-warming offering from debutant director Rohan Sippy, son of Ramesh ?Sholay' Sippy. There is a certain undercurrent of dignity in the movie which makes it different to the others of its genre. This is no run-of ?the-mill romance.

Raj (Abhishek Bachchan), an American desi living in New York, is dead against the idea of an arranged marriage. His mother, however, gets her brother (Satish Shah) to persuade Raj to agree to meet eligible girls on one of his trips to India. And the person who is put on the job of arranging these meetings as a matchmaker, is his uncle's favourite employee, Namrata (Aishwarya Rai).

Ironically, after being dragged off to meet a string of potential brides, Raj chooses the most ineligible woman of all as the object of his affections ? Namrata herself. You see, she is a single mother. And when Raj finally does manage to win her over, comes the twist in the tale in the form of surprise package ? Arbaaz Khan.

Once again after Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon, Abhishek Bachchan delivers a performance that makes you want to see more of him. As the NRI who comes bride-hunting to India, he is endearing, charming and thoroughly credible. Aby's Baby is certainly improving with each film. And so is his dancing! Another high point of the movie is the musical score: nice lyrics set to lilting tunes by the trio of Shankar-Ehsan-Loy.

A jarring note is however, struck towards the end where too many histrionics are introduced. You have Aishwarya bursting out rather uncharacteristically in a melodramatic fashion. As a result, the final wedding scene becomes too soppy.

But on the whole, Kuch Naa Kaho is watchable fare. A good family entertainer.


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