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U, Me Aur Hum - A birdbrain's delight



I always make an effort to watch the right movies when I do watch movies. And here’s one more case where I made a mistake I whole-heartedly regret. I saw U, Me Aur Hum with a group of friends. And I have to say – it was an exhilarating experience.

Ajay Devgan is actually a very talented actor who has produced spell-binding performances in the past, in all kinds of movies. But he definitely lost track of this one as his directorial debut featured everything that you don’t want to see from an actor of his excellence – despicable SMS jokes included in the movie out of clear-cut lack of creativity in the script, unwarranted one-liners aimed at motivating us into sexual overdrive, unfitting romantic sequences and an Alzheimer’s with bonus days.

Some of the scenes in this movie are so hopelessly envisaged and executed that you wonder what kind of lost logic Devgan was operating on while drawing up the framework. The movie is basically about Devgan and Kajol’s on-cruise love story followed up with how he handles her Alzheimer’s illness. Sorry for such a short synopsis. Because this is all there is worth understanding or even contemplating understanding.

The applause for this movie goes out to three principal characters – a lizard, a moth and a long-haired lamebrain who tries to name Ajay and Kajol’s new-born child with a certain F word but should inherently be called by that word himself. The lizard and the moth left Kajol dumbstruck in her apartment which consequently led to the drowning of her child who was then miraculously saved by Ajay, with some help from their pet Labrador.

In short, when romance, idiocy and Alzheimer’s (with the bonus day) combine, then this is the end product. Apunkachoice.com sums it all up with these gems from their review.

I have not yet seen Ajay Devgan act better in any other film.
I guess this was Devgan’s debut movie then. As an actor even.
Above all, it is a touching, moving tale that will change something inside you and make you a better companion
Undoubtedly, I made the mistake of “touching” it and now I’m “moving” away from any kind of positive appraisal that I can offer. And what it has changed inside me is that I pity the kind of exploitation that we undergo every Friday (with a few exceptions once in a while).

May God bless our brains.

9 comments:

  Hasmukh Ghatala

Sunday, April 13, 2008 at 11:14:00 PM PDT

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  Himanshu

Sunday, April 13, 2008 at 11:14:00 PM PDT

hey.. i am agree with you about lack of creativity in script and in dialogues. but ajay's acting was not so bad as you have discribed..
ya,I believe that he has not deliverd as he is capble of.
i think he hast lost the track doing both things togather direction and acting..

  Hasmukh Ghatala

Sunday, April 13, 2008 at 11:19:00 PM PDT

I can understand your rationality, but films are not made for only few people's prospective. Many Indian are inerested to watch the family moveis and romance with some real married couple like Ajay and Kajol. So the film actually targets those kinds of people across the counrty. It is obvious that youngster like you may not like this kinds of film, because it ultimately depends on our own interset and ability to gain something positive behind the motive of the films.
That's it I belief, may not like you.

  ~The Dream Catcher~

Monday, April 14, 2008 at 10:09:00 AM PDT

wow, harsh! I reserve my comments till I see the movie, but needless to say, I expect it to be good.

  Trailblazer

Monday, April 14, 2008 at 10:15:00 AM PDT

@~the dream catcher~
I seriously think you should see this movie first. Maybe this movie is a reason why they ask us to keep our brains at home while watching it.

  Rohit

Monday, April 14, 2008 at 12:33:00 PM PDT

i think the movie was not so bad as u think..the thing is u dont like such kind of movies..so that u are bored...anyway nice review ...

  Trailblazer

Monday, April 14, 2008 at 11:55:00 PM PDT


@rohit
I don't think I have written this considering the kind of movies people like. It's more about the description of the kind of sense that it makes.

Thanks.

  Anonymous

Monday, April 21, 2008 at 7:59:00 PM PDT

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  OzZy

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 2:20:00 AM PDT

You said somewhere in the review that Ajay Devgan is a good actor. I totally disagree. The man has no emoting skills, his face is as solid as a blackboard and he has no dialog delivery skills as well. He acts the same in all his movies, only thing, some of them required him to be that way.

Ta.