Dosti Karoge Movie
A Yash Chopra presentation, MUJHSE DOSTI KAROGE,
written-directed by Kunal Kohli, is a love
What would you do if the one you loved was
actually not the one you loved? What would you
do if your best friend was in love with the one
you love? What would you do if you knew your
best friends are sacrificing their love for you?
Meet Raj (Hrithik Roshan), Pooja (Rani Mukherji)
and Tina (Kareena Kapoor) ?three best friends
thrown into situations that time, letters, love
and separation have created for them.
A friendship that starts off in the picturesque,
hilly town of Shimla and ends or rather
continues in London. Much like Raj, Pooja and
Tina, traditional in their values, yet modern in
their approach and outlook towards life.
A bit of Hollywood flick THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS
AND DOGS. A dash of KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI. And, to
an extent, SAAJAN. Of course, there's a glimpse
of HUM AAPKE HAIN KOUN as well. A wee bit of K3G
too?That sums up MUJHSE DOSTI KAROGE, which is
as fresh as last month's newspapers.
A 'khichdi' of several films, MUJHSE DOSTI
KAROGE suffers primarily in that one vital
department that is the lifeline of any film ?
script. Director Kunal Kohli, who has been
credited with the story, screenplay and
dialogues of the film, has chosen the easy way
out by borrowing from successful films. And
that's where it suffers, for there's nothing
novel or innovative whatsoever that MUJHSE DOSTI
KAROGE could boast of.
What could've been an interesting love story of
two friends falling in love with the same guy,
loses out due to the predictability in the
script. Besides the goings-on being humdrum,
there're hardly any memorable moments (unlike
Yashraj Films previous ventures!) that the
viewer carries home after the show ends.
The first half has a few interesting moments.
The communication between Hrithik and Rani and
also the scenes when Hrithik returns to Shimla,
can be singled out. They are well handled
undoubtedly. The story moves at a smooth pace
till Hrithik learns the truth in the church (the
But, unfortunately, the film dips completely in
the second half. The sequences are lengthy,
besides being predictable, and the story is
stretched to such an extent that the viewer
starts getting impatient. The film also gets
very talk-heavy at this point.
Moreover, the climax ?with the 'sindoor'
suddenly falling in Rani's forehead ?is,
perhaps, the most ridiculous end seen in a love
triangle. Prior to that, the sequence involving
the foursome ?Hrithik, Rani, Kareena and Uday ?
could've been handled with maturity.
Director Kunal Kohli has handled a few sequences
with sensitivity, but has relied too heavily on
the tried and tested stuff, so much so that the
outcome is tedious. Technically speaking, his
shot execution is plain mediocre. How one wishes
the critic of yore tuned film director would've
come up with something fresh and original for
his debut vehicle, instead of relying so heavily
on clich? formula-ridden, stale stuff.
Rahul Sharma's music is another sore point.
Yashraj Films has always been known for
memorable music, but in this case, barring 'Jaane
Dil Mein Kabse Hain Tu', none of the songs are
worth mentioning. The parody, for instance, is
so lengthy that the impact is lost. Actually,
the lack of a strong musical score is another
factor that takes the film down. Cinematography
is alright. Dialogues are appropriate.
MUJHSE DOSTI KAROGE clearly belongs to Rani
Mukherji, who has the meatiest role
comparatively. The actress is superb in a role
that fits her like a glove. Hrithik Roshan does
what he has been doing since his first film ?
flash the by-now-famous smile, look smashing in
designer outfits and dance exceptionally well.
That's about it!
Kareena Kapoor's role is an extension of what
she did in K3G. Sadly, this time, the actress is
relegated to the background completely. A good
actor like Uday Chopra is wasted terribly. The
likeable actor has been given a raw deal.
Neither is his role a special appearance, nor is
it the second lead.
On the whole, MUJHSE DOSTI KAROGE has two strong
points ?the reputed production house's track
record and an impressive cast ?but a number of
weaknesses [which includes an unoriginal script,
a weak climax, uninspiring direction and a dull
musical score] overpower the plusses completely.
At the box-office, the film may not find many
takers after the initial euphoria subsides.