|Daman Singh Bagga dancing|
|Happy Arriving in Amritsar at Bilal's house|
Beautiful Diana Penty, dependable Jimmy Shergil, Handsome Abhay Deol (you always want to see more of him), a charming Ali Fazal, Piyush Sharma as the comic element, a lovely Momal Sheikh looking very snooty but vulnerable, and a simple love story with India-Pakistan as the backdrop. It could have been amazing but not so. Dropping the section
Wah Wah because the movie did not have any Wah Wah moments. It was a light and fluffy experience.
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- Momal Sheikh initial hysterical reaction made me cringe but her snooty, aristocratic expressions and her vulnerability was nicely captured using subtle looks and simple scenes. A small role, but she was impressive.
- Jimmy as the guy who is left at the altar was genuinely funny as Daman Singh Bagga, the main villain.
- Abhay, who is a joy irrespective of his role, was adequate.
- Ali Fazal, as the boy friend of Guddu, had a charming simplicity that lent a nice touch.
- Happy's character is not well fleshed out. Why do all the men fall for her? Diana seems too sophisticated to be a typical punjabi kudi. Its a stretch to imagine her making aloo parathas for her boyfriend. I can imagine Kangana adding the necessary zing to the same character.
- Kanwaljeet's performance was a bit over-the-top. He is a very good actor and deserves a decent role.
|Zoya walking up to Bilal's car|
The performances were not fantastic, the movie was just ok but you wanted very much to like them and were hoping something will come up that will make you laugh - but no. The producer of the film is Anand L Rai, who directed Tanu weds Manu - you feel a slight hangover from the movie and while Kangana was superb, Diana is just about ok.
Catch it at home on a lazy weekend and you won't mind it. For a change, after seeing intense movies or movies that make me sad, this felt ok.