Kiss like you mean it.
Unstylish Kuknoor film which has a regular real life Indian everyman sketch from Shreyas Talpade. That’s about the only thing real about the film ,as it meanders through amateur home video execution and cheesier than bollywood character sketches.
The finesse you have come to expect in Nagesh Kuknoor films(Dor, 3 Deewarein) is lacking. The beautiful Lena Christiansen acts badly and kisses like she’s in a booth. Shreyas Talpade has the spaced out look of a small town engineering college student .
The plot is pretty thinly stretched across the running time and probably sounds better narrated.. Poor cook runs away to Bangkok from rapper-gangster villain whose scared of dad. Meets a masseuse-“make happy “girl and falls in love. There’s a lady doctor that marries the Gangsta. Everyone lives happily ever after.
The minimalism in Kuknoor narration, this time feels like slacker ethics of someone on Bangkok vacation. Images of village Thailand look suspiciously like Kerala (it is Thailand) in its framing. Acting is hammy(as opposed to amateur), direction is like a drunk person telling a joke and the camera work is jerky.
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