Saturday, August 09, 2008
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Cast: Akshaye Khanna, Paresh Rawal, Om Puri, Genelia D' Souza, Archana Puran Singh, Rajpal Yadav and Shobhana
Producer: Raman Maroo, Ketan Maroo, and Mansi Maroo
Music: Vidyasagar">Vidyasagar, Tauseef Akhtar
Mere Baap Pehle Aap is a typical Priyadarshan
film. There is no concrete storyline. It is flimsy in all aspects. The
film moves around Akshay (Gaurav), Paresh Rawal (Janardhan Rane, Gauravï¿½s
father) and Om Puri (Madhar Mathur) and how Gaurav gets his ï¿½Baapuï¿½
married off to his 'old' love...
The film, Mere Baap Pehle Aap, starts off like a B-Grade film with a bikini-clad Mumait Khan soaking in the sun and sand, in the company of a dozen other equally under-dressed nymphs providing drool material for a lustful Om Puri and his tacky wig. It's like the makers decided to pack in as much forced hotness possible, in the first five minutes of the movie itself.
In its next twenty minutes Madhav Mathur,
50 years old man, is desperately searching for a girl to get married
and convince his dough-kneading best buddy, Janardhan, to help him in
this matter. Predictably, the mission goes on and they get in trouble
with She-Cop, ACP Bhawani Bhagwat (Archana Puran Singh), over n over
again and Gaurav comes to the rescue. The worst thing in the movie is
that the entire caught and rescue is repeated thrice.
After this embarrassing moments ends
for Gaurav, he starts getting prank calls from a girl who turns out
to be his old college friend Shikha [Genelia D'Souza]. Shikha is staying
with her guardian Anuradha [Shobhana], who happens to be Janardhan's
OLD love. But when Shikha gets to know that because of her pranks Mannu
(Rajpal), Gauravï¿½s employee, is getting into trouble she discloses
the truth and she and Gaurav become friends.
Finally Shikha and Gaurav fall in love
but before that they stumbles upon a truth ï¿½ Gauravï¿½s father and
Shikhaï¿½s aunt, Anuradha, were lovers in their youth.
Gaurav and Shikha want them to reunite,
but there are some issues. How the issues are solved forms the narrative
of the filmï¿½
This is how the track for the movie
keeps on changing. So the precise problem with Mere Baap Pahle Aap
is that there is no concrete story. Itï¿½s a flimsy trip that holds
itself together with numerous stories starting 1 after the other.
On the whole, Mere Baap Pehle Aap
is enjoyable in parts - an entertaining first hour, a not-too-entertaining
second hour. At the box-office, it's at best an average fare.
The film comes in a thick paper case. Also, the back side of the DVD cover mentions the outline of the movie and a few lines from certain selected reviews.
The film comes in a single DVD pack with the film's duration being 166 minutes, 21.43mins of Making of Mere Baap Pehle Aap, around 7-10mins of deleted scenes and 2.18mins of promotional video.
- Making of Mere Baap Pehle Aap
There is a 21 minutes capsule on the 'Making of the Film'. However, it is unexciting and hardly makes you revisit it after seeing it once since it is one of those normal capsules of cast and crew of the movie talking about its storyline, its songs, narrating their experience while working with Priyadarshan. There is only little real 'Making of the film' footage.
- Deleted scenes
There are three deleted scenes which
was actually worth to be deleted from the film. Those would not have
done anything else then increasing the total duration of the film.
- Promotional Video
Promotional video is just of 2mins
18secs containing the title track (Mere Baap Pehle Aapï¿½) of the movie
which already appeared twice in the movie.
- 16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen Presentation
- Subtitles in English
- Dolby Digital 5.1 and Stereo
Three Chillies Out of Five! In short Mere Baap Pehle Aap is nice time pass movie to seen at home. It has its moments but not enough to warrant a trip to the theatres.
Courtesy: Bolly Curry
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