Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya
Critic's Rating: 17/5
Tuesday 11 September 2001
Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya
Vinay Anand, Govinda,Tabu, Pooja Batra
A dismal copy of Yash Copra?s Doosra Aadmi, DNPYK is director Rajat Rawail?s latest release after the successful Pyar Tune Kya Kiya. But unlike that film, this one is a complete let down.
Rahul Khanna (Vinay Anand) is a multi-millionaire, who falls in love with super rich Sonia Chopra (Pooja Batra), on a holiday in Mauritius and they get married soon after. Subsequently, he meets Roshni Batra (Tabu), a model, when he is looking out for a new face for his advertising agency. As they start working together, Roshni finds herself falling in love with Rahul as she sees glimpses of her dead lover, Prem (Govinda), in him. But her obsession for him ruins her life as he is already married. The moments between her and Rahul make up most of this mish-mash of a film.
After much waste of time, finally the director does the most convenient thing- he kills Roshni in the end, as that?s the easiest way to end this dumb movie. The biggest mistake the producers of this film made was that they promoted it as a Govinda starrer, when in fact he?s hardly there in the movie. There is no decent background for his weak characterization and this is going to upset all his fans. Also, the roles of all the other artistes are also very badly defined and most scenes seem very forced and fake. From Bombay To Goa, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayeange to Doosra Aadmi, this film is inspired from many films from the past. The script is a complete hotpotch of these films and so it lacks it?s own identity.
Also, technically the film fails to impress. Adesh Srivastava?s music is mediocre, the dialogues by Javed Siddiqui are ineffective, Bharat Singh?s editing is loose and H. Laxminarayan?s cinematography is very bad. Even performance wise DNPYK is a disaster. Vinay Anand hams and copies Govinda throughout, Tabu is miscast as a model and Pooja Batra is on a paid picnic and looks completely disinterested. As for Govinda, he?s hardly there to judge his performance. Blink and you are sure to miss him. The director has made a film without any interest and it shows. Miss this one even if you have nothing else to do. This Dil .. is worth forgetting!