Overall, an average film and there's no raunchy scene of Swastika making out with her daughters boyfriend as compensation.
The film opens with a promising conflict between superstar Kaveri (Swastika) and her hormonal daughter Ritu. Ritu feels overshadowed by her larger than life mother, and ends up hating her. Her rebellion resorts to constant bickering and misbehaviour with her mother, in short she is just the smoking, drinking, ill mannered nightmare of a daughter we kind of like. Unfortunately Swastika has not done anything remotely substantial lately except for putting on weight. Plump and er, well rounded, she is not convincing as the on screen diva. Her emotional disconnect with a young daughter, and her distraught condition at being constantly snubbed by her, had immense possibilties as an actor, which she fails to cash in. Rather, she comes across as a paranoid, interfering and always crying with kohl lined eyes mother, we all might hate.
Ritu is good as the confused adolescent, but she too fails miserably to act well, once she falls in love. Her pathological hatred towards her mother, broken hearted angst as she fears her only love in the world is probably being stolen by her, really had ample scope of good acting. There's more to it than just crying and making worried faces, we hope she realizes that. However there's one particular reason why the film should be legally banned and that's sunny. He has the good looks and physique, undoubtedly and like all good marble statues doesn't have anything else to offer. His deadpan expression will put a shaolin monk to shame. Just to be fair, his Hrithik moves during audition are good, that's all we have to say about him. And yes, the song where he once appears pulling a rickshaw really got us thinking.
We are a bit disappointed with Kaushik Sen. He alone could have seen the movie through, but maybe the script didn't allow him much legroom. An actor of his calibre is a bit uncomfortable at times during the father-daughter scenes. Why we wonder. He is the helpless father and husband trying his best to have peace at the household. No one else but him could have done it better. But at times, he appears a tad too docile, unbecoming of a corporate honcho.
Music by Piloo is just substandard to say nothing of it. The story, which could have become a brilliant on screen drama ends up being just another mediocre Tolly venture. And really, why would a star like Swastika do her own make up, why does Sunny tug his guitar along when he comes to meet his girlfriends father for the first time? Who does something like that we wonder. And just in passing, union leader Moloy is simply brilliant in his spaced out and flabbergasted avatar. He is just the college union leader we all have grown up studying with. Overall, an average film and there's no raunchy scene of Swastika making out with her daughters boyfriend as compensation.