By putting the burden of acting on the Star, he has ended up making a very bad film, which rather than celebrating his brother's stardom only ends up bringing out his deficiencies as an actor. In first 15 min u can guess the whole story if there is any. Shreya Ghoshal joins a little later in the day while Suzanne D'Mello is primarily a backup vocalist here. Kapoor is sometimes stiff, but Sohail Khan has good energy and gives a good performance. When life takes a down stride Samir is left with no option but to send Rehna back home to Delhi and himself to leave to Singapore for getting a good job. Till intermission the movie keeps moving on its own as if it is not even concerned about the viewer's interest.
Fate changes everything when he meets a 15-year younger man who shows him that age does not matter, and that maybe his future happiness is right in front of him. On his return the husband starts the same old games of suspicion and then after certain usual clarifications it all ends on a happy note. Certain things happen, and as a result Raina remains behind in Melbourne, with Samir promising to return for her. And on the top, post interval you are straight away given a song to watch which comes from simply no-where. Belonging to old school of music which has a timeless quality to it and has more often than not always worked, ' Don't Say Alvida' is a contemporary Bollywood love song while boasting of an out and out Indian melody. However all similarity ends quite soon and Sajid-Wajid create a tune that does make you appreciate it during the first listening itself. One is assured that Wajid is taking his job quite seriously as a singer, courtesy his rendition of ' Tum Ne Socha' where he is indeed good.
However, direction is extremely poor. They have made the same mistake in God Tussi Great Ho. Salman again proves that he is a poor chooser of films. You don't feel that it is properly directed. How often we get to see Sohail Khan doing a controlled acting.
The songs are good, some especially so. The movie story is so weak and ordinary. Priety Zinta was there just for a song. Still, they do make their presence felt in this Junaid Wasi written song that also appears in a well done 'remix' version and also a 90 seconds slow-n-sad version a Shreya Ghoshal solo. It's a shame they decided to come together for this film instead of Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani.
Khanna' is entertaining and should be a riot on screen if picturised well. How often we get to see Salman minus his childish histrionics? Like Raj Kapoor in Mera Naam Joker, our Khan laughs outside and silently weeps inside. Anyway, just go through this short and a sweet film and enjoy it for its clarity and a small view of life abroad which the film covers only in a coda amount. She takes a job and makes new friends, one of which, Akash Sohail Khan falls in love with her. In Wanted: Dead or Alive playing in theaters now , Mr Khan does an Arnold, not an Aamir a la Ghazni : actions speak louder than words. There is hardly anything good in this movie. A good number which has been created for the masses and yet doesn't turn vulgar at all, ' Happening' is fun, foot tapping and quite enjoyable for its duration.
Thumbs down for Mr Prem Soni for making such films. It's a pity then that his own brother, Sohail Khan, who acts and directs this film, doesn't seem to realize this. Mr Khan would do well to remember that once a Star, always a Star- and if he does try to act, then all that film might hope to get is One Star on a 5-star rating scale! Only one song and that's all. On the whole, while it's not an exceptional film, it gives good entertainment. A beautiful contemporary song that has Arun Bhairav penning the lyrics. The story, inspired by true events, takes place over one day and is set in New Orleans during a stifling heat wave.
Salman looks a bit tired and too casual in his husband act. The viewer keeps guessing how Salman has failed in the business and how he later suddenly succeeds and returns as a rich man just like that. I guess Sohail and Roni Screwala just woke up and decided to make a film without any ideas. The story is about a husband and wife, who are parting for some time to gain more financial stability in the future. A slow moving soulful track that does has a serene feel to it in spite of a sad theme, ' Rabba' is situational and yet effective.
But that alone will not be able to bring huge crowds in to the theaters in this festive season. It is her wait for Samir and what happens when another guy Sohail as Akash who loves Rehna, comes in between them. Not only does he not have many dialogues to deliver but his role doesn't even require him to appear romantic the wooing, in this case, is also left to the girl so that he can get on with the more important business of disposing the villains in highly imaginative and bloody ways. She should not do this movie at all. Characterization could have been reworked as well.