KARLE PYAAR KARLE
Shree Krishna International’s Karle Pyaar Karle (A) is an action-packed love story. Kabir (Shiv Darshan) and Preet (Hasleen) have been childhood friends who were separated when little Kabir (master Yash Acharya) had grievously injured little Preet’s (baby Dhwani Gori) step-father in a fit of rage. Now grown up, Kabir and Preet meet and fall in love with one another. However, Preet’s college pal, Jass (Aham Sharma), also loves Preet. Jass’ father, D.G. (Rumy Khan), is an underworld don who kills people at the drop of a hat.
Jealous of Kabir and Preet’s budding romance, Jass plays spoilsport and instigates Preet against Kabir. Preet gives in and shifts her focus to Jass. She even tells Kabir that she is soon to be engaged to Jass. However, in a chase between Kabir and Jass one day, the latter is killed. D.G. holds Kabir responsible for his son’s death and wants to avenge it by killing Kabir. He also fixes his could-have-been-daughter-in-law, Preet’s marriage with a black man who works for him. Scared, Preet and her mother agree to the liaison but decide to consume poison on the day of the marriage.
Meanwhile, Kabir goes in hiding as D.G. is baying for his blood. But soon, true love calls and Kabir comes out in the open.
Is Kabir able to save Preet or is he late? Does Preet consume poison or does she marry the black man? Does Kabir confront D.G.?
Suneel Darshan’s story is routine and although there are some novel twists and turns, they aren’t enough. The screenplay, written by Rajesh Pandey, Reshu Nath and Rahul Patel, runs out of steam after interval. In the first half, there is at least some entertainment for the audience as Kabir and Preet are often shown pulling each other’s leg. However, after interval, the film becomes a routine action drama which fails to entertain the audience, especially that which resides in the big centres. The excessive violence, bloodshed and gore may go down well with the viewers in the small centres but the same won’t be liked by the city-based audience. Also, the screenplay writers have not been able to justify why Preet gives in so easily to Jass when she loves Kabir.
The film, especially the post-interval portion, completely lacks in comedy. While the romance is not too heart-warming, the emotions don’t touch the heart enough to make the audience cry or feel very bad for the lovers. All in all, the story and screenplay also look dated and heavily inspired by films of the 1990s. Dialogues, penned by Rajesh Pandey, Reshu Nath, Rahul Patel and Spandan Mishra, are very good in the first half but lose their spark after interval.
Shiv Darshan makes a confident debut. He looks average but acts with ease. Hasleen is also pretty camera-friendly and confident in her debut attempt. She looks fair, acts ably and dances gracefully. Rumy Khan does not quite impress as D.G. Aham Sharma is promising in the role of Jass. Ankit Raj is alright as Goldie. Tanya Malik makes her presence felt as Angela. Mahesh Thakur does well as Kabir’s father. Amandeep Kaur is ordinary as Kabir’s mother. Sanjay Sharma (as Bulbul Pandey) and Karan Anand (as Balbir) lend fair support. Nilanjana Gupta (as Kabir’s grandmother) is irritating. Meneka Kurup Arora leaves a mark in the role of Preet’s mother. Aru Verma (as Bunty), Roshan Preet (as Ali), Aditi Khanna (as Kajal), Shailesh Hejmady (as constable Pratap), Harry (as the fat boy in the police station), Dennis Fernandes (as the sports event anchor), master Yash Acharya (as little Kabir), baby Dhwani Gori (as little Preet), Dimppy Ramdayal (as the college principal) and Shaji Chaudhary (as Tejpal) provide reasonably good support.
Rajesh Pandey’s debut attempt at direction is quite nice. His shot divisions are good and takings are stylish. Music is a plus point. The title song (Meet Bros. Anjjan), ‘Tanhaai’ (Rayyan-Ameen and Suneel Darshan), ‘Teri saanson mein’ (Rashid Khan and Suneel Darshan), ‘Mutasir’ (Rashid Khan and Suneel Darshan) and ‘Kurbaan’ (Mumzy Stranger) are well-tuned numbers. ‘O darling’ (Prashant Singh) and ‘Soni Soni akkha nu’ (Rayyan-Ameen and Suneel Darshan) are also quite nice. Lyrics (Kumaar, Mehmood Arafat, Rashid Khan, Shakeel Azmi, Mumzy Stranger, Yusuf Khan, Paras Chaurasia and Suneel Darshan) are appropriate. Rakesh Sharma’s choreography in all the songs (except ‘Soni Soni akkha nu’ which is well-choreographed by Ranju Varghese) is eye-filling. Background music (Raju Rao) is reasonably nice. Mehmood Bakshi and Baan Rigs & Co.’s action and stunts are mass-appealing. Navneet Misser’s cinematography is very good. Manish Binani’s sets are quite appealing. Editing (Devendra Murdeshwar) is fair.
On the whole, Karle Pyaar Karle is a dull fare and has some chance in the smaller centres only. Given its fairly high cost, it will find the going at the box-office very tough and will entail heavy losses to all concerned.