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Ultimate Bollywood » Movie Reviews » 2002
Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein
Director: Ravi Shankar
Starring: Fardeen Khan, Richa Pallod, Vikram Gokhale, Govind Namdeo
Released: June 28, 2002

Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein

The remake of 'Kalisundam Raa' into 'Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein' is a venture that brings to mind so many questions. Inspite of Fardeen's great acting this movie generated huge losses in the major territories, as there were no distributors to risk on it.

Dr. Rama Naidu's 'Kuch Tum Kaho, Kuch Hum Kahein' is unnecessarily stretched as long as it's title, and in the bargain, the film moves at a snail's pace. This village saga of two families up in arms against each other has been repeated for the umpteenth time, with the latest borrowing from the recently released 'Badhaai Ho Badhaai' (BHB). It is feared that its fate will also go the BHB way, due to its resemblance with the former.

Here, Abhay (Fardeen Khan) is the grandson of Vishnupratap Singh (Vikram Gokhale) and Mangala (Farida Jalal). Abhay, his mother and sister are invited to their 60th birthday celebrations of their grandparents. Fardeen's father Inder (Sameer Gill) had once run away on the eve of his wedding to neighbour Virendra Pratap's daughter leading to three deaths in latter's family, resulting in a wide rift. Virendra Pratap's son (Sharad Kapoor) now bays for Inder's family's blood.

Abhay wants to unite the family and even goes to the extent of sacrificing his love Mangala again! (Richa Pallod) when her wedding is fixed to Virendra Pratap's grandson. Mangala is Vishnu Pratap's friend's daughter and has captured the hearts of everyone including Abhay. Only Abhay's mother and the family servant Govind (Ashok Saraf) know of this.

Fardeen Khan makes a good impression, but Richa Pallod is merely cute. She has the talent, but lacks a proper author-backed role. Farida Jalal, Vikram Gokhale and others are performing roles like they have been doing every other film.

The cinematography bears a purely village-look from start to finish, with just a couple of songs to take us out to some foreign locations. Except for Fardeen Khan, and to an extent, the new face Richa Pallod, others don't even deserve a mention.

Sharad Kapoor should have given this film a miss, just like the audiences should. Rameshwari has been wasted in an inconsequential role as Virendrapratap's bahu. One does not see any serious passion in anyone as they play their roles. Camerawork is much better than the story and the performances. Anu Malik's music is passable. Everything else looks make-believe.

2 out of 5 bindis - Its not worth it

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