Cast: John Abraham, Prachi Desai, Mini Mathur, Chitrangada Singh, Zarina Wahab, Raima Sen.
Director: Kapil Sharma
Length: 1.45 hours approximately
Even at just 105 minutes long, you feel like you have been made to sit through an endless saga called I ME AUR MAIN. Packed with trite idea and bromidic characters, it’s a film that serves well as a sleeping pill. In its cool, buoyant, urbane outlook, I ME AUR MAIN suffers from sluggish pace and dull moments. The major setback is that the director unfolds things too easily and the conflict or the dispute is never really felt.
The film starts off well but by the time it reaches the half mark, within just 45 minutes that is, it loses its spark. Focusing on the personality traits of a self-obsessed man, the film also sneaks into family bickering and office rivalries. And the love triangle is largely predictable with all the female characters plodded as stereotypes. Couple of moments however does strike chord. Like the one where John tries to flaunt his well toned exercised physique by jumping off from 10 feet, or the one in building corridor where Prachi Desai teaches John to say sorry! But, unfortunately moments like these only stays for evanescence, because what follows in second hour of the film fades away all little positives which the film built over the cost of first half.
It becomes difficult to sit through the second hour of I ME AUR MAIN where the film tracks heavy drama. Everyone is shown sad and in depression but not even once does the emotions looks out of superficiality. The screenplay almost eats into film’s major portions like the whole idea of Prachi Desai’s sudden plan to Paris. The dialogues are so conventional that at times you giggle even in intense moments.
Songs of the film are good while the background score is light and breezy. The script and screenplay however is a major turn-down. Not a single character manages to woo you despite at-least two of the women playing such sugar-coated role that would have easily gullible you emotionally had the characters been well penned and well filmed.
John Abraham looks super confident in initial sequences but soon his character looks more caricaturist, thanks to his poor show of acting is emotional parts. Prachi Desai plays that bubbly, funky, fun girl but with no zing in her act. She does well in couple of scenes, but as a whole she could not really bring the freshness to her part. It’s only Chitrangada Singh who manages to give a restrained performance even in a half cooked role.
I ME AUR MAIN is partly boring and partly unmoving. It does have good looking people in it, but than that is it about the film. What made the makers believe in this film is really a question that becomes a million dollar one! Go, if you want to examine the amount of endurance you are blessed with.
Rating- 1.5/5 (Bad)Tags: Chitrangda Singh I Me Aur Main John Abraham Member Reviews Prachi Desai Reviews