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Tiring guessing game



CLICHED DIRECTION, SUPERFLUOUS SONGS: Yakeen

Yakeen

Genre: Thriller
The Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Arjun Rampal, Kim Sharma
The Director: Giresh Dhamija
Storyline: Life gets a tad uncomfortable for Nikhil who's lost his memory. He can't remember if he loves his wife or whether she was trying to kill him.
Bottomline: Too many twists

A car driving off a cliff is a pretty dramatic way to begin. It's bound to be downhill all the way from there. Sure enough, you're introduced to Simar (Priyanka Chopra), a wailing, altar-clutching mess who's just had a glimpse of her man post-plunge. Although he looks like several people just lost their dinner on his face, this miraculous doctor gets to work and has him looking like Arjun Rampal in no time.

The crux of the story is that once Nikhil (that's Arjun's name) returns home with his adoring wife and a few snatches of his memory during the accident, he starts getting suspicious about the pre-accident days that he can't remember.

The film's got too many twists. And the funny thing is, this constant guessing game keeps you wondering what exactly is going on and therefore keeps the suspense.

The songs are superfluous, the direction clichéd and the acting... well, Kim Sharma single-handedly brings the average down to 1.5 on ten. Someone gets smart and puts a bullet through her character.

Priyanka and Arjun try their best to make sense of their situation. There's another fellow who proves to be quite the actor. Don't want to spoil the suspense but he was formerly part of a ``Band of Boys."

SUSAN MUTHALALY

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