A fine romantic film left unnoticed by many. At standard fixed rate of two hundred Rs. Ankush (Abhay Deol) agrees to sign as witness at Delhi’s Marriage Registration Office. He is the man who brings smile on many couples faces and lives his life happy and content. Here comes damsel in distress. By chance he meets a girl run away from her house to marry his dream boy who somehow ditches her. Initially what seems handkerchief help slowly and gradually turns into having soft corner. At the same time Abhay’s luck changed and from unknown witness tout he becomes assistant sales manager of private bank. Soon he proposed her and started making plan to marry her. But as John Lennon says- “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” Her dream boy returns with concerning excuse and poor Ankush has to sign the most painful signature of his career.
The end is heartbreaking but when you have screenplay writer like Imtiaz Ali( the movie isn’t directed by him), we expect a practical and light treatment of the love story and here movie ends with fine and practical message of ‘rise in love’. And that’s the reason why his love stories seem so believable unlike bollywood’s eternal romance factory of Yashraj.
The movie shares some resemblance with Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Jab We Met’. Abhay Deol is truly fine revelation that happens to current bollywood. With his fine character picking every little nuances of Smart Street chap of Delhi who knows how to do ‘jhugad’ with unwanted situations Abhay’s natural act is truly praiseworthy. I must say he’s breathe of fresh air doing choicest films unlike those self proclaimed bollywood stars who loves to repeat their typecast charm at commercial box office hits. As damsel in distress and confused love Soha Ali has also contributed a fine performance. Rest of the cast bears lot of unknown actors but all of them maintained their parts so naturally without being hammering nonsense in the film.
A Recommended Love Story.