Saturday, March 21, 2015

Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic


A poster, a new film Yash Raj, which has already produced so many pretty romantic comedies, Kunal Kohli more scriptwriter - director of Hum Tum , plus the star couple of the same film, Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukherjee ... It's So with a huge positive a priori that I installed in front of the film. I expected to find in Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic a little love and a little magic, certainly (easy, it is the translation of the title), but also the unexpected, impertinence, lightness , slightly offset hero, replicas like "it's my Tom Cruise look". And that side I was rather disappointed. There is a nice film to watch, kind, wise, who seeks to appeal to children more than their parents, with great special effects and a scenario that does not seek originality but who stands with some pretty "magic" moments of poetry.


The story begins with a twisted proposal: Ranbeer, a wealthy businessman (Saif Ali Khan), a car struck and killed the occupants of four parents. The judge, rather than put him in jail, the condemned to care for orphans until their majority (but how can we imagine such a thing !!!). Ranbeer is kind of lonely, refractory to every feeling, which does not stop blaming thoroughly. Toddlers are desperate to have to live with the murderer of their parents and landed in his life and luxurious house with the intention of avenging them. We understand them.

Fortunately, God ( Rishi Kapoor , excellent), hears the prayers of frightened Ranbeer and children, he sent them a guardian angel, Geeta (Rani Mukherjee). It will assume the role of nanny and help these people to get out of his resentment, through the magic she has no qualms about using the full sight of everyone, even manipulate the minds "for the good cause ". But she is adorable, full of more or less farfetched initiatives, and it is difficult to resist.


Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic is clearly inspired by Mary Poppins , why not. It is a charming and timeless story, which offers all full of opportunities to move: children who marvel at the universe created by the magic of their housekeeper, too serious gentleman who brightens gradually rebels who open their heart and tamed. With the added "bride" of Ranbeer (Amisha Patel), in the role of the young sophisticated woman more comfortable in cocktails with children, the funniest character in the story. She is a bit like Arielle Dombasle in Little Indian, Big City . But this is precisely we regret that Kunal Kohli not gone further in humor and remained very childish at first degree.

Because ultimately, Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic did not really convince. The characters are too stereotyped, recalcitrant elders, the little boy complexed, the girl in lack of maternal warmth, the gentleman stuck, the dippy fairy, sexy vase ... The reconciling moments that could have created the emotion, are not very credible: we see Ranbeer unable to speak kindly to the children, and the scene from (almost) because Geeta was allowed to see their dreams, seen conversing with one of them as if he had done it all his life (Saif must be an adorable dad).


The situations are often a little forced, the characters evolve without being able to seize these clicks that would allow us to enter their lives. I was not really convinced either by the play of our two heroes, Saif Ali Khan is monolithic, Rani Mukherjee focuses so much on its gleaming smiles and mischievous poses she forgets to play.


The music of Shankar Ehsaan Loy is friendly without more, the clips are mostly designed for children. If Beetey Kal is a festival of special effects, the music is catchy, but the chorus is fast becoming the catchphrase we have in the head of which we are well rid. Bulbula Geeta that this guardian angel, is beautifully set images. Lazy Lamhe focuses on forms of Amisha Patel with the obligatory session wet T-shirts (without T-shirt) .


The film was well received by critics, though he flopped, but I much preferred Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993) Mahesh Bhatt, a pretty unpretentious movie with Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla on a similar theme: a young man finds himself in charge of his nephews, while her small struggling company requires his full attention, and he can not look after the children. Juhi Chawla ran away from home to avoid a forced marriage, she stands out as nanny and help each other to learn to love. No special effects, no magic, and yet the emotion is there, just in everyday life, with those little things that make the difference (a "unpretentious movie," but nevertheless received the Filmfare Awards for best picture and best actress for Juhi Chawla) ...

I may be reached at my tower syndrome that I pointed out in the article Tashan  : as Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic is a romantic comedy Yash Raj, I expected a moving film, different, sensitive, surprising. This is just a "nice movie" and I stupidly disappointed.

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