Gori Tere Pyaar Mein from the Karan Johar camp is that rom-com which is not going to stay in your mind because of its content. The witty counter dialogs and the spoofing of clichés may make you smile, but the final product is a forgettable one. The lack of spark in the somewhat bold romance makes the content unappealing, but when you are expecting a light hearted romantic comedy, the disappointment may not be that huge.
Story here has Sriram, a Tamilian from Bangalore and Dia, a Punjabi from Delhi. Among the many relationships Sriram had in life, the time he spent with Dia was the one which was special for him. The movie basically focuses on Sriram’s late realization about this and his attempt to convince his love. The difficulties he had to face in getting the environmentalist (Dia) back into his life is what the less than two and a half hour film trying to essay.
A cool dude, disagreements with family, don’t care attitude, conservative parents and many similar elements that we see in modern day rom-coms are there in this movie too. All these can create some good humor in the screenplay, but there is no real delight of seeing something fresh. From the first meet to the happy ending part, I don’t know what really attracts Sriram to Diya and the screenplay doesn’t really offer much sequences to make me believe that it was her selfless attitude. Sandy episode was cheesy and those inspirational parts were kind of unbaked. The positives of the movie lie in its dialogs and humor which in a way diminishes the melodrama.
On screen, I think the character of Sriram was altered a bit to make it comfortable for Imran. The usual style is quite visible in his portrayal and at times it’s a bit boring. Kareena on the other side was really good as Dia, even though the character was unreal. Shraddha kapoor was okay in her lengthy special appearance. Liked the performance of Anupam Kher as the crooked Collector.
Punit Malhotra’s making is good in parts. The basic scripting is what really causes problems for Gori Tere Pyaar Mein. When you have all these emotions like fighting for rights, inspiring others with your life etc in your script, you need characters that are well defined. But here we don’t know the depth of the characters. The cinematography is good and the edits are also fine. BGM was good in the funny portions, but on heavy knots Salim-Sulaiman kind of repeated their Krrish 3 BG score. I wasn’t that impressed by the music of the movie.
It’s a watchable entertainer with scattered humor to keep you engaged. My rating for Gori tere Pyaar Mein is a generous 2.5/5. The bridge between the characters is weak.
Green: Recommended Film
Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films
Red: Not Recommended