Will You Marry Me? Movie Review: Woeful Marital Drama
After delivering powerhouse performances in Iqbal and Shaitan respectively, Shreyas Talpade and Rajeev Khandelwal make their fans shake their heads in utter disappointment at seeing the two actors ham away to glory in the latest release Will You Marry Me?
A love triangle, the film revolves around three college friends Rajveer (Rajeev Khandelwal), a serial womanizer, Aarav (Shreyas Talpade), a relationship junkie and Nikhil (Muzammil Ibrahim), who get into a juvenile deal involving lots of money to be given to the person who remains unmarried till the very end. However, in the next scene, Nikhil proposes his girlfriend Anjali (Tripta Parashar) and the trio leave for Dubai for the wedding.
Before the trio land in sunny Dubai, Aarav and Rajveer fall for Sneha (Mugdha Godse), a friend of the bride and spend the first half of the movie in a game of one up-man-ship in order to win over the girl, who seems content to flutter her eyes at both the besotted men in equal measure.
Things further get complicated when Rajveer ends up losing money belonging to a gutka baron (Paresh Rawal) in a bad stock deal and the unscrupulous gent lands up in Dubai for his pound of flesh, going to the extent of threatening to ruin Nikhil's wedding by bumping off the groom if his money is not returned. The perplexed trio then spends the rest of the movie trying different ways to come up with the money even as Rajveer and Aarav manage to spare time to deal with their affections for Sneha.
How the trio manages to get rid of the baron and which guy gets the girl finally forms the rest of the movie.
At the very outset, what rankles is the poor acting skills displayed by Khandelwal and Talpade, who seem to bring themselves down to the level of Ibrahim (to give him company, perhaps?). Moreover, the three actors are supposed to be old college friends but their camaraderie lacks the male bonding chemistry seen in other flicks like a Dil Chahta Hai or even Delhi Belly, for that matter. Mugdha Godse plays the bimbette to perfection and one is never sure as to who has she lost her heart to as she keeps making eyes at both the actors, who try every juvenile trick in the book to get her. Paresh Rawal is absolutely wasted as the slow talking gutka baron who guards every penny zealously.
The humour, though it manages to elicit a few chuckles in some parts, is overall a disappointment and a crisp editing would have surely made the movie a tad less intolerable. All in all, Will You Marry Me? remains an absolutely avoidable fare.