'Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laddoo Deewana'
Director: Manish Harishankar
Cast: Vivaan Shah, Akshara Haasan, Gurmeet Choudhary
Before anything else, let's start with saying, people need to come up with better names for their kids. Calling them Laali and Laddoo is just unacceptable. I can imagine how much these kids must have been bullied in school. That probably puts in perspective the warped ways in which their brains work throughout the film. The rest of whatever we can call a film can be summed up in one line — all hell breaks loose when Laali (Akshara Haasan) and Laddoo (Vivaan Shah) get together. Sparks fly, and some lovemaking later, she's knocked up (contraceptives aren't anywhere on their mental radar). He leaves her for a lucrative career and she moves on to find love (erm, not so sure) in a handsome prince, Vir (Gurmeet Choudhary).
While we were still recuperating from Gurmeet's jarring English accent, flashback scenes keep cropping up frequently. Teddy bears and snowy vacations, amid other cheesy things, is what Vivaan and Akshara's terrible chemistry is mounted on. You wouldn't know if the fault lies with the actors or the story itself, but none of the hotch-potch in the story adds up. However, the mush is not the worst part of the film. A wise priest suggests Vir must marry only a heavily pregnant woman to bring good fortune. Laddoo needs to given a handout of the Vishaka guidelines (and a hard punch) because he thinks it's fine if his girlfriend's boss wants to feel her up. How does someone make up sh*t like this?
You would hope that the performances will offer some respite, but even the likes of Saurabh Shukla and Sanjay Mishra are reduced to goofballs. I gave up hope of this getting better when there was a horse named Stallion appeared on the scene.
Director Manish Ravishankar wanted to give us a Rajshri-styled dramedy with a Kya Kehna twist. But it's boring, unfunny and utterly ridiculous. If you survive the first hour, you might just get a gallantry award.