Karle Pyaar Karle Movie Review: Fair
Good action and some lighthearted banter between the lead couple - This is what makes Karle Pyaar Karle a fairly watchable affair. Though the film appeared to be an out and out musical romantic affair, courtesy the promotion which was centered primarily on the songs, it comes across as a pleasant surprise to see quite a bit of action interspersed into the two hour affair as well.
This is the reason why the first 30 minutes don't quite pass muster. Campus comic quotient doesn't really cut the ice and the introduction of hero, heroine, villain and his sidekick is all too copybook. The campus setting is artificial as well and so are the mandatory bumbling friends and bimbo hotties. A song or two does save the day but one does feel that everything is way too convenient. Shiv Darshan and Hasleen Kaur meeting in the campus, the bet that follows, the wins, the arguments, the fights, the family background - you don't really get involved with what director Rajesh Pandey has to tell.
However, once the film brings on glimpses of the flashback, you do start rolling with the lead couple. The banter that follows brings in some decent fun and some momentum does pick up as the drama unfolds. The amputation scene is a bit too much though, especially in a Suneel Darshan film, while the villain's combination of menacing look and weak voice doesn't really work. However the interval point, though not really a twister per se, still helps one engage into the narrative and look forward to what the second half has to offer.
Thankfully, the momentum does pick up from this point on and right from the song Tanhai (soon after the interval point) to Karle Pyaar Karle (in end credit rolls), the next one hour goes by past. Okay, so this is also because you are not expecting anything spectacular from the film. Still, due credit to some good dramatic moments as well as three to four major action sequences that raise the bar of the film by some notches at the least. Moreover, as a viewer, you do get a little more familiar than before with what Shiv and Hasleen had to offer. For a debut film, they do reasonably well.
It is apparent that the couple really enjoyed themselves when it came to some to and fro banter as well as song-n-dance sequences. Oh yes, both appear in the briefest of brief 'briefs'. So while Hasleen is comfortable with minimal attire and that too at multiple points in the film, Shiv could well be the first young hero to have actually not just appeared but danced in a micro short! While he could do a better in control his aggression during dramatic scenes, one can see him doing better for himself if he appears in an out and out action film. His personality suits that. As for Hasleen, she fits in well into the glam avtar.
There is a horde of supporting actors in the film but none manage to leave any impact. Music integrates well into the narrative though while action is above expectations. So is the case with the film as well where one does feel that if only the title had a dash of action feel to it as well (instead of a sugar coated Karle Pyaar Karle), the perception of what lied ahead may have been a tad different.
Release Date : 17 January 2014
Banner : Shree Krishna International
Producer : Suneel Darshan
Director : Rajesh Pandey