Review – LOVESHHUDA
Gaurav (Girish Kumar) and Pooja (Navneet Kaur Dhillon) first meet each other at his bachelor party in London, and four years later, at her bachelorette in Mauritius. What draws them together isn’t clear but in both instances, they wake up the following day next to each other in the buff. Copious amounts of vodka plays cupid and there’s something about listening to the heart and believing in one’s ability to fly. All this is somehow metaphorically pokes at Gaurav’s regimented upbringing, helmed by his elder sister (Tisca Chopra), who calls the shots in the family. In the second half, Gaurav has an outburst and overthrows familial authority to hunt his dulhaniya down.
Two-films-old, Girish Kumar is as compelling as the next son-of-aproducer starring in a home production. He’s tolerable in the second half but that’s if you get past the first. Navneet Kaur Dhillon doesn’t particularly disappoint but this film isn’t the launch pad that will further her film career.
A novel theory suggested in the film is that faces of ageing seniors bear tells of decisions taken earlier in life. A frowning glory equals to having compromised with one’s wishes. A delightful smile means the person has followed his/her heart. The moral? Don’t give up on your dreams or be sour-faced for life.