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'Loveshhuda' review: Bad acting, poor script, sloppy editing will make you cringe

Sameeksha | News18.com @s_dandriyal

First published: February 20, 2016, 1:48 PM IST | Updated: February 20, 2016
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'Loveshhuda' review: Bad acting, poor script, sloppy editing will make you cringe
'Loveshhuda' is waste of time, money, energy and talent. Go for a rerun of some classic Hollywood film at home to save yourself from this sloppy film.

Director: Vaibhav Misra
Cast: Girish Kumar, Navneet Kaur Dhillon, Naveen Kasturia, Tisca Chopra

They say you should not judge a book by its cover but you can surely judge 'Loveshhuda' from its title. As tacky as it sounds, the entire plot and star cast of the film justifies it to the core. If you thought you had enough of Girish Kumar in 'Ramaiya Vastavaiya' wait for this one to demolish your hopes.

Marketed as a 'fresh rom-com', the film was as stale as the steak they serve in Ramsay Gordon's 'Kitchen Nightmares'. The story is of Gaurav (Girish Kumar), an orphaned boy, raised single-handedly by his older sister Garima (Tisca Chopra). 'Loveshhuda' starts with Gaurav’s bachelor party as he is all set to tie the knot with Vandana, a dominating girlfriend who stays abroad. Gaurav and his spoilt gang start his bachelor party with gallons of alcohol and beauties. Incidentally, Gaurav meets Pooja (Navneet Dhillon) and spends his entire night drinking and touring London with her and what happens next is very obvious- one night stand! The two develop feelings for each other but Gaurav lets go of his feelings for Pooja and marries Vandana for his family.

Directed by Vaibhav Misra, the story revolves around a man's struggle to choose between love and practicality.

Four years later, now a divorcee Gaurav meets his drunken ladylove in Mauritius again, where she has come to celebrate her spinster party and the most cliché events of every love story kick off! Found anything exciting yet? Nah! That’s because there are none! The acting horizon has been untouched by any character. The only characters that come close to it is Gaurav's friend Kunal (Naveen Kasturia). Although, you couldn't help but wonder what made TVF Pitchers amazing lead cast member pick up a role of side-kick of Girish Kumar! Tisca Chopra is another talent gone waste.

The only good thing in the movie is the beautiful locales and background score that will sustain your interest. Scenes of London, Simla, Delhi and Mauritius have been shot brilliantly, helping you explore these places like a tour guide! At one point, you let the story pass and anticipate the next location of another draggy scene. Post interval, the film becomes so boring and predictable that you can even guess the next line of the scene! The director tried to make it more contemporary and 'youth oriented' by keeping lovemaking (read:kissing) scenes intact, but again everybody has seen better.

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No doubt the intention of director Vaibhav Misra was to bring something new to Bollywood by picking up the rejected formula from Hollywood, but he just got a decade late in doing so. The rom-com generation has grown in India now and film makers should understand that serving old wine in a new unattractive bottle wouldn't cover up their lethargic storytelling. Indian audience has matured in terms of storytelling, and filmmakers should too!

'Loveshhuda' is waste of time, money, energy and talent. Go for a rerun of some classic Hollywood film at home to save yourself from this sloppy film.

Ratings: 1 out of 5

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