Ashdoc's movie review---London Paris New York

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  1. ashdoc

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    London....Paris.....New York.......Three of the world's great megacities.....

    But if you are thinking of getting an epic love story spanning three megacities and two continents , something on the lines of Casablanca---well ,then you are not gonna get it......

    Instead what you get is a lot of bak bak between hero Ali Zafar and leading lady Aditi Rao Hyderi---and yeah , you get it in all three megacities and both the continents.....

    They first meet in London in 2004 when both are young and Aditi has missed her flight to New York , and hit it off instantly . They decide to take a day off seeing the sights of London , but instead of getting to see the sights of London with them , the audience gets to see ( or rather hear ) endless yak yak between the two.....

    She's an intellectual and a feminist while he's a creative sort ( thats what all people in the film line call themselves ) , and so they are opposites---and opposites attract , dont they.....

    So they fall in love , and they kiss in front of the big ben on the thames river---but....but.... the day is over and Aditi has to leave to New York......

    But they cannot forget each other , and meet again in 2007 in Paris.....

    AAHH.....Paris in spring......nothing is more fit for romance.....
    But what we get again is endless yak yak between the two---yet again.....

    This may be so , but by now we are used to the tone of the movie---all talk and less action---and the crisp dialoguebaazi and brainy retorts by the two have an endearing quality of its own by now.....

    However Aditi has a grudge with Ali for ignoring her all these years , and leaves him after a night of passion to be hurt and dejected and above all rejected.......

    But behold the passion of true romance---years down the line , Ali decides to meet Aditi once more to persuade her to lead her life with him.....in the third megacity , New York where else......

    And this time its almost too late---for Aditi is about to get married to a phirangee the next day.....

    So Ali asks her to do what with him what they did in London and Paris---spend a day seeing the sights of the city.....actually endless yak yak , but as I said the audience is beginning to quite like it by now......

    But this time round Ali is a man on a mission---He wants to get his girl for good.....

    So does our young man get the woman of his dreams ?? Does he manage to stop Aditi's marriage in saint mark's cathedral the next day ??

    Go and find out in the movie theater for that ( Though I suspect anyone who watches hindi films already knows the answer )......

    Verdict---I found the movie to be just about okay but who knows , if you are a die hard romantic you may find in it a rich vein indeed.....
    But that you will find only if you are a die hard romantic.....
     
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