Smooth flow of love sagas

Bachna Ae Haseeno

Genre: Romantic drama

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Bipasha Basu and Minissha Lamba

Director: Siddharth Anand

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The movie begins with Raj (Ranbir Kapoor) recalling the three different love stories of his life.

The first one in the year 1996, he and his friends are on a trip in Switzerland, where he meets the sweet and romantic Mahi, who is obsessed with dreams of finding her Raj from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Knowing this, Raj works his charms on her and makes her believe that he actually loves her and wants to be with her forever. (Can’t really figure out if a girl can actually be that dumb and naïve!!)

The second one — the year 2002, Radhika (Bipasha Basu) an aspiring model with dreams of being a superstar and Raj are in a live-in relationship and things are going great between the two of them, but then Raj’s company decides to send him to Australia, a great opportunity for him to start a new life. And as simple as he thinks it is to end the relation and move on, Radhika has plans of having a court marriage and settling down with him.

The third one — the year 2007, Gayatri (Deepika Padukone) is a cab driver, works at a grocery store and is also an MBA student in Australia. (How she manages to do that all so perfectly is a bit too confusing.) Raj meets this dazzling beauty, intelligent and self-determined girl who doesn’t believe in the concept of marriage and is focused on her career. He is amazed by this girl who is totally different from anyone he has met and falls in love with her.

These are the three different tales associated with Raj, but after living life on his own terms and breaking hearts whenever convenient, there comes a point in his life where he realises how dreadful it feels to be dumped and rejected. And to make up for his past mistakes, he goes back to ask for forgiveness from the women he has hurt.

But things are not as easy: when you’ve hurt someone so deeply, obviously saying sorry is not going to make everything alright and people are not just going to forgive you because you asked for forgiveness. And another escapade in Raj’s life begins...

Ranbir plays his part really well, be it the immature Raj bragging about his love stories to his friends or the mature and serious one. Minissha does carry out her innocent part convincingly, and definitely looks gorgeous. Her acting skill is appreciable in the second half. The stunningly hot Bipasha suits her part very, very well, and its not just in the looks department. Even acting-wise she’s good. The beautiful Deepika lights up the screen with her alluring smile, the only thing is that she seems a bit too plain to be playing the part of this confident headstrong girl.

The movie has a youthful, vibrant and colourful feel to it. The story has an easy flow, it is appealing and humorous and as the movie moves from one story to another, it captivates you. It’s not only the first half with the lovey-dovey stories that hold your interest, but even the second half, which is on a more serious and sentimental note. The interesting way in which the movie moves forward and the humour it contains, makes it light and enjoyable. However, it is the story with Bipasha in the second half that is a bit unconvincing and the ending that just doesn’t seem to carry the impact it should have. After watching the movie, you kind of wonder — so this is it?