KAHIN PYAR NA HUN JAIN
After hearing so much about it for more than a year, Haseena Moin,s Scripted film has at last
silver screen. kahin Pyar Na Ho Jaye, has a distinct aura about it. One couldn't help feeling,at
the end of it, that one had been watching a long, glamorous play instead of the usual desi
version of films made across the border. Full of suspense, mystery and unexpected twists, it
remains to be seen whether the public appreciates the change or opts for the more traditional
The plot has been inspired by Only You an English film. najia, (Resham) who is extremely
romantic, seeks the help of a ghost to find out the name of her would-be life partner and learns
that it is Kunan,a man she would find in a country beginning with the letter T remember David
Bradley (Robert Downey Junior) who was supposed to be Tomei's future, as supposedly
predicated by a ghost in Only You!
Well, as fate would have it, Najia and her cousin Sabrine, (Meera) land up in Turkey to attend a friend's
wedding.Najia,s father,s business partner, Asif Khan, is also based there and has expressed an
interest in her for his son, Fawad (Shaan). The girls land at the airport to be received by both
the friend,s brother, Romail (Salim Sheikh) as well as Fawad. While the latter shows his
preference for Sabrine from the outset, Romail becomes interested in Najia.Thus ensues a lot
of subterfuge, drama and surprises with Romail turning out to be Kunan, and then agian, not,
(Just as in Only You) and Fawad getting angaged to Najia without offering any concrete
reasons for his Majboori, until finally everything sorts itself out.
While the film has its strong points, there are some definite weaknesses as well. The wardrobe
of the heroines is good even if they look overdressed at times. The photography is excellent
with some delightful frames. Technically, there is no doubt that Kahin pyar Na Ho Jaye is a
well made movie. The songs, too are catchy and well picturized and both the heroes, Shaan
and Salim Sheikh, have tackled their roles reasonably well.
However, one wishes that our heroines would learn how to speak. Their dialogue deliveries are so crude
and loud that they seen to be shouting all the time.A stint a finishing school would do them a
world of good. Also the script has some loose ends, making the plot less credible at places,
perhaps the director has made some changes or the editing is responsible for this. Beginning
with Fawad's total lack of interest in Najia (in spite of the fact that he is being paid to shower
all his attention on her), to the entire scheme of enforcing a marriage, the stroyline is
unconvincing. Also, some of the songs seemed out of context and appeared to be put in purely
for commercial purposes. So as not to detract from the audience's enjoyment, specific
incidents are deliberately not being mentioned here in the preview.
Nonetheless, it's a movie that will retain the interest of the viewer and is clean family entertainment.