Hum To Mohabbat Karega

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Critic's Rating: 19/5

Friday 10 August 2001

Movie Title

Hum To Mohabbat Karega


Kundan Shah

Star Cast

WITH Bollywood focusing on journalists, the tables seem to be turning on the scribes who have until now shone the spotlight on everyone else.

Kundan Shah?s (of Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron fame) Hum to Mohabbat Karega is a story of a journalist, who helped by a waiter of an Udipi restaurant, solves a murder case. Of course, in true Bollywood tradition, the two fall in love, combining business and pleasure.

Geeta Kapoor (Karisma Kapoor) plays the journo, in stereotypical Bollywood style, forever on the lookout for news and scoops. One such investigation involves a counterfeit currency scandal, when she meets Raju Bhatnagar (Bobby Deol), a waiter at an Udipi hotel (owned by best friend and roommate, Johny Lever).

In order to impress Geeta, Raju confesses to witnessing a murder that had happened in connection with the case. He speaks in front of the camera and describes the murderer, a figment of his imagination. Of course, Raju is not aware of the murderer?s identity. But as luck would have it, the description almost exactly matches that of the actual criminal.

What ensues is regular Bollywood fare: Dalip Tahil and Shakti Kapoor play mafia bosses, there are these rather idiotic policemen Sadashiv Amrapurkar and Vijay Kashyap. And thrown in for good measure is a lost brother.

The film seems fine, but only in patches. As always, the script leaves much to be desired: tightness, credibility, focus. As a result, the story often loses direction, winding about rather unproductively.

Bobby Deol is all right, but this film, at least, isn?t his bigtime breakthrough. Karisma turns in her usual performance, dancing her way into the audience?s heart, with a not half bad level of acting. The character actors, again, are eternally in character: Johny Lever, Sadashiv Amarapurkar, Shakti Kapoor.

Neither does the music help: there are too many songs, of which only two are decent.

On the whole not a bad movie, although it could have been much better.

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