Frankly, I haven’t seen the movie and after reading the reviews online, I probably won’t waste 150 bucks and 3 hours of my time over this silly of a movie which appears to be another run-of-the mill typical Yash Raj presentation.
Throw-in exotic locations, couple of glamorous ladies, a hit song from Kishore da (probably never played as much until the promotions of this movie) and a heartthrob son of a Bollywood star of yesteryears and what you get is a slick movie which has everything except a movie that can stand for more than a week in the theatres.
It appears that the script is an amalgamation of various movies which the director-producer duo (Aditya Chopra – Siddharth Anand ) have already delivered in the past; It’s a movie of a young, charming and a total generation X kinda guy (Ranbir Kapoor) fling with 3 ladies each representing a certain stage within this individuals romance cycle (reminds me of the caterpillar’s metamorphism into a butterfly), the first one is with Minissha Lamba (why an extra’S’) reminds you of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge with their scooter romance across the Alps. Ranbir Kapoor then romances sultry Bipashsa Basu who it seems has delivered a knocking performance in this film, this episode reminds one of Salaam Namaste and the third one which appears to be the most serious of the three is with Ranbir’s real life beau Deepika Padukone
With what the other sites have to say, this movie fares better in the first half but drags in the second half, in fact sources say that the movie is kind of stands disconnected between the two halves. The music of this movie it seems is good enough but the screenplay sucks and so does the climax of the movie. Performance-wise Bipasha Basu and Ranbir Kapoor stand out, the rest of the star cast do OK.
Bachna ae Haseeno appears to be another run-of-the mill stuff from the Yash Raj stable, with little experimentation and a less than ordinary story supplemented with stupendous marketing efforts (TV talk shows/contests/cooked up controversies et al), I sometimes wonder, is commercialization the only goal for these super-rich producers, all what they work for is just a one-week run off at the cinemas, earnings from television and music rights? Can we please have something closer to reality…