Yeh Kaisi Mohabbat - 2002


It is a romantic thriller which has a good mix of fun, romance and suspense. It is the story of an innocent boy Krishna with an intricate plot of how he achieves his love. The plot involves a poor boy who lives in the garage with six of his friends. His best pastime is falling in love with wealthy women and then seducing them. On one such instance when he is lavishly dressed with the help of his designer-friend is posing to be a hip-happening rich young man, he runs into a glamorous doll called Deeksha who he falls in love with on first sight. Around the same time, he saves the life of a rich man called Sharad Kapoor who then offers him a job. Krishna is horrified to see that the wife of Sharad Kapoor is none other than Deeksha. And the job offered to him is to spy on Deeksha and her notorious lifestyle. It is indeed a rude shock for him. The movie has another twist and shows an interesting lifestyle of young disco-goer Viveka ( a look-alike of Deeksha) who is deeply in love with a Casino owner Deepak Tijori.

Most films that are releasing around this time are fair to average with the same masala mix. Yeh Kaisi Mohabbat is very much the same, and yet more interesting than the others. Ashco Media Arts P. Ltd.'s 'Yeh Kaisi Mohabbat' did not promise to hold the audience as did several others around which a lot of hype had been generated by the media. You don't expect much when you walk in to see 'Yeh Kaisi Mohabbat', but the manner in which this murder mystery has been handled on the screen and the way it has been treated by debut director Dinkar Kapur, is indeed quite surprising.

It is the murder of Deeksha's look-alike that is most intriguing and which shows deft handling by the director. Music (Sandeep Chowta) is excellent and easy on the lips with two good tracks - title track, 'Baahon Mein Aa Jaaon' and 'Din Jawaani Ke Hain'. The cinematography (S.Pappu) can find praise among all audience and the youth get over-excited by the stunts in the film which are handled very well. The producer Ashok K. Kotwani obviously has not left anything to ensure the success of the film. Although the exact cost of the film has not been publicized, but it is an intelligent guess that a lot of money may have been spent by the producer.

The general complaint from the audience is that the film is too slow and unnecessarily stretched in the second half. Krishna urf Abhishek is not exactly the most "happening" man in the industry, but he has proved that he has talent which is now rare among newcomers in Bollywood. There is also wide appreciation for Johnny Lever who is very funny in some portions of the film as usual. Deeksha is photogenic and impresses the audience. Surely, this film of hers will be lauded. Anjan Srivastava plays his role well..

While there is no way that the film can be watched a second time, but one would still rate the film as "watchable". It may appeal to the masses for its song sequences, its murder mystery handling and the new fresh faces. However, in the weeks to come, there are interesting films lined up. So, there is really no guarantee whether the producer will recover his money.

Cast & Crew

Dinkar Kapoor
Ashok K Kotwani
Sandeep Chowta
Nitin Raikwar

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