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Kuch Naa Kaho



A dignified Abhishek and a stunning Aishwarya Rai in "Kuch Naa Kahe".

IF THERE is any reason to see this movie it will have to be because Abhishek Bachchan is in it. For, he tackles his role with dignity, finesse and at the same time displays a good flair for comedy. Of course, he just cannot escape the dictates of the director who has been feeding on Bollywood for life, even if he happens to be of the next generation. Which is when he is forced into the song and dance routine, some truly melodramatic scenes and the `too good to be true' mould.

The other reasons could be because it is one of the better films coming from Bombay and has kids that don't put you off. They are cute and the main child, who plays a crucial role, is actually more convincing than glamour girl, Aishwarya.

Aishwarya, of course, is stunning to look at. But she is too conscious of the fact and hardly makes an attempt to transcend it. She gets more tolerable towards the end when you begin to feel that there maybe something here! Rohan Sippy who has directed this film produced by Ramesh Sippy, displays many elements of today's' savvy generation, for instance, the interesting way the credits roll out, the way he has given Abhishek this nice-guy-who-does-not-want-to-get-married image, loving, understanding parents who don't throw tantrums at the drop of a hat and the usage of music directors like Shankar-Ehsaan and Loy. Their music is different, although not outstanding.

The story is all about how Raj (Abhishek), son of a medical practitioner (Suhasini Mulay) in the U.S., resists the idea of marriage. There is Mamaji (Satish Shah) in Bombay who comforts the mother that if she manages to send the son over to India he can change things around what with the line-up of beauties he has. And so Raj is emotionally blackmailed into boarding the flight to India and whom does he meet at the airport? Aishwarya of course! .

And it is one chain of events with a little surprise element. Soon two men, one of them Abhishek, are fighting over Aishwarya and who wins? See the movie!

CHITRA MAHESH

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