Venus Records & Tapes LLP and Abbas Mustan Films Production Pvt. Ltd’s Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon (UA) is a comedy. Kumar Shiv Ram Krishna (Kapil Sharma) is a young bachelor who is forced to marry three beautiful girls under strange circumstances. In fact, each time he had tried to help a damsel in distress, he had ended up with her at the wedding mandap. In other words, he is married to Juhi (Manjari Fadnis), Simran (Simran Kaur Mundi) and Anjali (Sai Lokur) without so much as even knowing them. But he is too much of a gentleman to ditch or desert them, now that he is their husband. Life, obviously, has become hell for him because each of the three wives doesn’t know about the presence of the other two, although Kumar Shiv Ram Krishna has bought them flats in the same building to make matters easy for himself. He also has a girlfriend, Dipika (Elli Avram), whom he wants to marry.
Dipika introduces Kumar to her dad (Manoj Joshi) who is suspicious by nature. He approves of Kumar and gives his consent to his daughter to marry him. But he smells a rat when, one day, he sees Kumar with each of his three wives one after the other, shopping in the mall. More trouble awaits Kumar when his estranged parents (Sharat Saxena and Supriya Pathak) land up from his native place. As luck would have it, he had sent his father Anjali’s photograph and, therefore, puts him up in the flat in which Anjali lives. Since his mother had been sent Juhi’s picture, she is asked to stay in the flat in which Juhi stays. Soon, the estranged parents meet in the building compound and decide to come together again, in the process, spelling more trouble for Kumar. Helping Kumar cope with so many girls is his lawyer-friend (Varun Sharma).
Does Kumar Shiv Ram Krishna marry Dipika? Do his three wives know of the presence of the others? Do they allow him to marry Dipika? Does Dipika know the truth about his three earlier marriages?
Anukalp Goswami has written a story which doesn’t boast of novelty. But the story has so many turns and twists that it keeps the audience’s interest alive from the beginning till the end. The screenplay, penned by Anukalp Goswami and Dheeraj Sarna, is also pretty engaging and although many of the comic scenes are of the kind one would associate with a television serial, they still make for interesting viewing. The fast-paced screenplay has a few highlight sequences, prominent among them being the shopping mall sequence, the drunken scene of Kumar Shiv Ram Krishna, the maid servant sequence, the underwear scene, and the scenes in which the lawyer keeps educating people about scientific logic. Anukalp Goswami and Dheeraj Sarna’s dialogues are very entertaining and interesting.
Kapil Sharma does his poker-faced comedy effectively. He suits the character of Kumar Shiv Ram Krishna and emerges trumps in his debut role. His performance in the drunken scene deserves mention for the ease with which he carries off a rather difficult scene. Manjari Fadnis looks pretty and acts well. Simran Kaur Mundi looks glamorous and performs quite well. Sai Lokur has good screen presence and does an impressive job. Elli Avram adds sex appeal. Her acting is alright. Arbaaz Khan provides occasions for laughter as the deaf brother of Anjali. Varun Sharma is cute and comical as the lawyer. Sharat Saxena makes his presence felt with a sincere performance. Supriya Pathak is natural and extremely endearing. Manoj Joshi is first-rate as Dipika’s suspicious father. He shines. Jammie Lever makes an outstanding debut as Simran’s maid servant. Her sense of comic timing is terrific and her facial expressions are lovely. Sharad Sankla (Charlie), Jitu Verma, Anurag Prapanna, Harish Shetty and the others provide fair support.
Abbas Mustan’s direction is creditable. Not only have they kept the fun element alive throughout the drama but have also kept the pace very fast. Credit to the director duo for extracting good work out of the actors. Music (Dr Zeus, Tanishk Bagchi, Amjad-Nadeem and Javed Mohsin) is appealing. ‘Bam-bam’, ‘Jugni’ and ‘DJ bajega’ are the pick of the lot. Lyrics (by Shabbir Ahmed, Mehmood Arafat, Bhinda Bawakhel, Raj Randjodh and Mavi Singh) are appropriate. Song picturisations are okay but if the choreographers (Ahmed Khan and Raju Khan) don’t deserve a big pat on their backs, it is because they are saddled with basically non-dancers. Dilshad V.A.’s camerawork is fairly good. Mehmood Bakshi’s action and stunts are functional. Ashok Lokare’s art direction is okay. Hussain A. Burmawala deserves top marks for his crisp editing.
On the whole, Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon may not have much newness in the script but it will keep the audience smiling and laughing all through its running time. Masses and families will like the film which will, therefore, prove to be a very comfortable earning proposal for all concerned.