Unimpressive College Romance
By MovieTalkies.com, 30 August 2012
From Sydney With Love Review In Brief
A bumbling do-gooder and his good-looking room-mate fall for the same girl in Sydney
From Sydney With Love Review Verdict
Predictable storyline, forced humour and unimpressive performances…
From Sydney With Love Review Story Plot
Raj (Prateek Chakravorty) is an overweight, bumbling student with a heart of gold, who stays in Sydney with his best friend Rohit (Sharad Malhotra). The two friends have an idyllic life, partying with their bunch of friends and doing the usual buffoonery that college students indulge in. However, things get complicated when Megha (Bidita Bag), a 'Miss Goody Two-Shoes' from Bengal lands in Sydney to study. Predictably, both Raj and Rohit fall for Megha, with the latter winning the heart of the girl whereas the former being slotted in the 'good friend' category.
Rohit and Megha end up sleeping one night when she gets intoxicated at a party and ashamed at the fact that she has let her conservative father down, she leaves for Bengal without as much as a farewell to Rohit.
Rohit and Raj land up in a small dusty town of Bengal to find Megha and end up staying with her family as Megha's guests. How things unfold and who manages to get the girl at the end forms the rest of the plot.
From Sydney With Love Review Performances
Newbie Prateek Chakravorty, who has donned the hat of an actor as well as a producer and director of the movie, surely doesn't suffer from any lack of enthusiasm as an actor. However, without enough talent to back up the enthusiasm, the plump Prateek simply fails to impress. Same goes for Bidita, Evelyn Sharma and the rest of the cast, though Sharad Malhotra, being a television star, seems to hold his own to an extent. Veteran actor Sabyasachi Chakraborty, who plays the role of Megha's father, seems to be the only person, who seems to know what he is doing and as the principled professor, Sabyasachi delivers his performance with dignity.
From Sydney With Love Review Direction
The first half of the movie is quite visually appealing, with the director taking his time showing the sights of Sydney. However, just beautiful cinematography is not enough to hold a story together and this flick suffers the same fate. The age-old college romance drama genre has been done to death and Prateek should have known better than to use the same clichéd situations again and again. Moreover, the second half, though slightly humorous at times, takes a predictable turn and doesn't hold your interest at all.
From Sydney With Love Review Final Word
By all means, feel free to avoid this fare…