Gori Tere Pyaar Mein Movie Review: Bridging Gaps, Rom-Com Style
Gori Tere Pyaar Mein Movie Review-In Short
A self-centred man and a 'do-gooder' fall in love, leading to complications galore!
Gori Tere Pyaar Mein Movie Review-Verdict
Like all Bollywood rom-coms, GTPM is a light-hearted, breezy and a fun-filled film.
Gori Tere Pyaar Mein Movie Review-Story Plot
Shriram Venkat (Imran Khan), a Tamilian from Bangalore, is the bane of his traditional family and a self-centred cad. On the other hand, Diya (Kareena Kapoor) is a social worker, who believes that helping those in need is the only mission worth having.
Despite being as different as chalk and cheese, the two end up falling in love, only to part ways because, like mentioned earlier, they are as different as chalk and cheese. After Shriram gets engaged to Vasudha (Shraddha Kapoor), she gets to know about his relationship with Diya and encourages him to run away on the day of the wedding to meet her and win her back.
Subsequently, Shriram lands up in rural Gujarat, where Diya is living in the village and trying to make their lives better by pressurizing the local authorities to provide the villagers with basic facilities. When Shriram takes it upon himself to stay in the village and help the villagers build a bridge for accessibility, sparks start flying between the two again.
Will the love-birds reunite? Watch the film to find out…
Gori Tere Pyaar Mein Movie Review-Performances
Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor had done a great job in Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, in which they had starred opposite each other for the first time but this time; the chemistry between them is not so magical. Imran Khan doesn't look Tam-Bram at all, but we are willing to forgive him that because of his easy charm and deadpan humour. Kareena as the 'do-gooder' Diya gets on the nerves with her 'holier-than-thou' act, but that's the character written for her and that's what she must stick to. Shraddha Kapoor has a short role, but looks refreshingly beautiful and Anupam Kher is too comical to play an efficient baddie.
Gori Tere Pyaar Mein Movie Review-Direction
Punit Malhotra had made his directorial debut with rom-com I Hate Luv Storys and Malhotra returns back to the genre he is comfortable with in Gori Tere Pyaar Mein. Like mentioned earlier, the film is similar to most rom-coms in the sense that it is breezy and light-hearted.
However, the second half is slightly stretched with the plight of the village bridge taking precedence over everything else and Shriram and Diya seem more like pals/colleagues than lovers. If only Punit could have infused a bit more romance in the plot, things would have been more palatable.
Gori Tere Pyaar Mein Movie Review-Final Word
If rom-coms are your cup of tea, go for this fare.
Release Date : 22 November 2013
Banner : Dharma Productions
Director : Punit Malhotra
Cast : Neelu Kohli, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anupam Kher, Sujata Kumar, Imran Khan, Shraddha Kapoor, Farzil Pardiwalla, Nizhalgal Ravi, Manoj Bakshi, Vineet Kumar Singh, Srikant Krishnamurthy, Om Ravindra Shetty, R Balasubramanian, Anandi Ramchandran, Vallabh Gade
Genre : Romance