A memory we all might want to erase.
It's the same old script. A small town boy gets smitten by a beautiful girl, who comes visiting his town. It turns out that the girl's father is a mafia — all with his entourage of long-haired, muscle tee wearing henchmen. They beat up our hero. But our hero can't lose. Never. So he fights back to win his lady love — enough to create mass hysteria.
We could have easily written this film off, except for the operative word — 'mass hysteria'. Jeet and Srabanti are arguably two of the most successful commercial actors today, and they have not let us down. Together, they make sure that the two hours and 45 minutes long on-screen absurdity, is worth every minute of viewing. When Jeet says, 'Khape khap, panchur baap' or 'Ek sentence e kotha sesh, dhor takta, maar perek,' in his signature style, we give two hoots to the script. Or when he picks up Srabanti on his bike saying, 'Apni amake dhorun, ami fifth gear dhori,' there's nothing more a Jeet fan can ask for.
From the smitten lover to the angry young man fighting for his love, Jeet plays his role to the hilt. The fight sequences are good, again because Jeet is quite fit and actually raises his legs high enough for convincing kicks, Rajni effects notwithstanding.
Srabanti looks beautiful in the film. With her twinkling eyes and a million dollar smile, Srabanti impresses all. The songs, Nesha nesha, Jege achi or Moneri Ringtonete are good, doubly made so by Srabanti. The stylist too has done a good job and we liked the pair's colour coordinated dresses, in sync with the locales.
However one question remains to be answered. Jeet fans want to see him again and again, but do they want to see the same locales in almost every song and dance routines? The song Nesha nesha sees Jeet with his arms spread, standing in a desert. We saw him doing the same stuff in Josh, and in Shotru, and well, even in Awara. We don't want him dancing in a desert, not with his arms spread out, period.
Just like we don't want a hackneyed script like this anymore. Sample this: A road accident has erased three years' memory from Srabanti's mind, if and when it comes back, she will forget everything about the present. Sadma, anyone? As for the end... Srabanti will not remember Jeet. But Jeet has to make her remember. And this tug of war goes on for a maddening 30 minutes till the climax... A memory we all might want to erase.