Kismat Konnection Review

I finally got the time to catch a movie after many days. Classes and job are taking away recreation and blogging time. Anyway, so here’s my review on Kismat Konnection.

# First the title. I strongly suspect UTV has made a jibe at Ekta Kapoor’s superstitious obnoxious obsession with the letter “K” or maybe they themselves believe in that. πŸ™‚

# Second the cast and acting. Our protagonist is Shahid Kapoor aka Raj Malhotra. Yeah I know…such a cliched name!! Done to death by ShahRukh Khan. Oh by the way SRK has given a narrative voice over. The movie starts with the camera focussing unnecessarily atleast for 5 minutes on Shahid’s well built muscular body. Ok we now know the chocolate guy is not so chocolaty anymore and has become a hunk. But his acting style is not original. He keeps on reminding of SRK most of the time. The stylist is to be complimented on trying to make Vidya Balan look young enough to be paired with Shahid by proper dresses and hairdos. But the media-hyped chemistry isn’t there except for one scene on a cruise boat. But here also like Lage Raho Munnabhai, she runs an old age home. They could have used some other charity work atleast. I find Vidya’s acting somewhat stifled. She seems conscious of camera and her body language doesn’t seem that free. But of course she is better than some plastic dolls of Bollywood. Juhi Chawla is her chirpy self as a gypsy fortune teller who talks in rhyme. I have always liked her. Other prominent characters are Om Puri, Vishal Malhotra , Himani Shivpuri, Boman Irani. But its Shahid ‘s movie throughout. [Maybe Kareena should have waited one year more for Shahid to be a star. πŸ˜› ]

# Third the story and movie (no spoilers). The college topper and most promising architect, Raj is going through a bad time in his life. He seems to be just out of good luck and is currently God’s yo – yo. [Like someone I know πŸ˜€ ]. One day he literally bumps into Priya (Vidya Balan) and fights with her every time they meet. Meanwhile he consults a fortune teller Haseena Bano Jaan (Juhi) who points out that Priya is his lucky charm. But the catch is she runs an old-age home which is going to be razed to build a shopping mall by Om Puri. Raj hopes to get the contract for this same job with his lucky charm’s help. Thus ensues Raj’s efforts to keep Priya with him, Raj falling in love with her while doing that and eventually a light hearted movie classifiable as a love story and one time watchable with family or partner with no sexual innuendos or hot item songs. On the downside, the music isn’t so great and there is negligible amount of comedy.

# Fourth my musings. Is there really something called a “good time” or “bad time”? SRK says in the beginning, if fate wasn’t anything then why is it so only some succeed and some don’t with equal amount of effort? Is it really that no matter how much effort one puts in, one cant succeed against adverse luck? This has always been a point of argument between me and one of my colleagues who believes totally in Kismat (Fate). Most of us believe in either lucky charms or omens. I don’t know about boys’ depth of belief and practice of superstitions but I have known many girls who had some lucky dresses which they wore to every exam or some lucky pen or even some lucky friends. I considered a teacher in my school as bad omen. Whenever she came as an invigilator in my Hindi exam, it went bad. I have never flunked though but Hindi scared the hell out of me. Kinda poor in that. But I have never considered anything or anyone as my lucky charm yet. Tell me what’s your lucky charm?

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43 thoughts on “Kismat Konnection Review

  1. arey arey..if you tell the whole story…fir dekhne ke liye kya bachega :D…regarding fate…i truly believe some people are really lucky and some are not..but as that is Fate, i also believe that wont change, with some lucky dresses,rings,name change etc etc..jo kismat likha hai wahi hoga..one cant challenge the decision of Almighty!

  2. So its not worth seeing after all. Some of my friends saw it and told me not to bother. So I instead went for The Dark knight. Why didn’t you see that one??????
    And, you already know about my views on Lucky charms and unlucky charms(shirts). πŸ™‚

  3. I didnt like the movie at all.The chemistry between Shahid and Vidya was thandaa…may be because viewers are still swirling in the effect of magial chemistry of Jab We Met…
    In all I was tad disappointed with the movie because of the director Aziz Mirza…he is the same guy who gaves us Yes Boss and Raju Ban gaya…….c’mon yaa that kind of household issues and sweetness is missing in this movie. I also have complaint- can anyone tell me what was the logic behnd keeping Toronto as the story setup???every other actor in the frame was Indian…it could have been easily shot in india…..there was no relevance of it…And thank god Vidya showed her dancing histrionics jus in the end..Lets admit she looked really mature than Shahid and has to work on her looks…her outfit specially in her engaement song was horrible that made her bust look thrice the original size……..er acting was not exceptional….just average…the starting scene where Shahid is running late for work -we can draw parallels with SRK in DDLJ whn he us late for his grad ceremony…
    As for me I simply love the songs- all of them except Soniye ve…..coz that’s aaja Soniye’s rip off…

    Oooofff Reema don’t ban me from posting comment in future coz this one is as good as a stand alone post!!! 😦

  4. Hey there,

    I for one never saw the movie. But when it is released to Belize I will let you know what I think about it.

    About lucky charms. I believe a lot about that. I think that what a person sows he reaps. In other words, good comes to those who do good. We have rough times for different reasons, but most of them are because God wants to teach us something about himself.

  5. Hey, nice review… So, I won’t see the movie now! hehehe…
    And the makers of the movie probably copied the concept of being god’s yo-yo from me! Can I sue them? πŸ˜€
    My lucky charm has to be my mobile phone… Can’t live without it and whenever I don’t have it in my pocket, I feel nude… πŸ˜€

  6. @Reema
    Thank you VERY much for writing this review. I was supposed to go watch this movie and was 50-50 on whether to actually watch it or not. But now I have decided I won’t. Great help! πŸ™‚

    And about the adverse luck part… I am a victim and I believe in it to a large extent. Hope my luck will change.
    PS: I HAVE been putting in my best efforts. πŸ™‚

  7. Hey nice review πŸ™‚

    Saw it last week and found it just about ok and that too coz of Shahid Kapoor. He dances like a dream sigh!!!!

    Vidya Balan, somehow I feel has a specific set of emotions to display & She has now started irritating me 😦

    As far as believing in Kismat is concerned…I’ll never do anything specific for luck but am those kinds of who will take the credit for anything good that happens in my life and blame luck when something bad happens πŸ˜‰

  8. Never ever do a full movie review ever again πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Actually, i should thank you. its 4.10pm now…and i am due to wtch this movie at 7!

    I have a choice between blaming lack of security in ‘blasted bangalore’ and getting blasted by my friends :D…better i’ll choose the former

    As for the lucky charm…well, i think its me for myself πŸ˜€ no one else can be accountable for wot i du πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰

  9. Pura story he likh dala hein… πŸ˜›

    And Vidya aunty has become too old now…it was a bad choice of her in the film. She looks like Shahid’s mom… πŸ˜€ πŸ˜›

  10. AS usual i haven’t seen the movie too 😦 i am always late..

    the movie sounds like ” just my luck ” ..
    seen taht movie.. it was kinda good..

    hey by the way i saw kung fu panda today and i loved it..
    πŸ™‚

  11. @Swathi Arre where have I told whole story? Just the general outline. :)So u r a strong believer of fate and destiny. πŸ™‚

    @Amit Its not worth spending money on by going to a theater :)Dark Knight hasn’t come to my city yet. Even if it does it will be dubbed. So I’ll watch the English one from other sources πŸ™‚

    @Mahak Aww its ok. u can write long comment :)What all u said is true. As for me I felt the lack of comedy the most negative aspect. Vidya looks old and too earthy for such roles.

    @Beth As its an Indian movie I think u wont like it. Also I dont want to portray a bad image of Indian cinema by recommending you such a movie. I also believe in what one sows one reaps but not that it was already written in fate.

  12. @Nikhil Yes sue them!! Btw u sure ur idea is original? πŸ˜› Sheeshhh feeling nude without mobile!! πŸ˜› πŸ˜€ LOL Did u not write comment after logging into WP? In that case only default avatar comes.

    @Pavan Welcome! Best of luck πŸ™‚

    @Sandeep Surely do. πŸ™‚

    @Smita Thanks! yes Shahid’s dance is the best thing about him. :)so Lady Luck is your blame girl πŸ™‚

  13. @Priya I have not written the whole story!! 😦 Oh u still going for it. Best of luck.:) I also believe that only that person is accountable for what happens to him/her.

    @Joel Kaha likhi hu poora story?? 😦 Dunno why u guys saying that! yes she does look older than her hero. πŸ™‚

    @Arvind Didnt get u. U r sad cuz u HAVEN’T seen such a bad movie?? Kung Fu Panda rocks! Its one of my most hit post!

  14. It’s clear from this review that the movie is quite thanda and no chance of me seeing it. I was in two minds actually as there is nothing to see otherwise. Even Contract has got bad reviews. Anyway now I have finally decided not to see this movie. Thanks Reema.

  15. Kismet Konnection has a very cliched, out-dated script and execution. I liked most of the songs,though.
    Aziz Mirza should retire.Period.
    Guys do have certain superstitious beliefs. I even have a dress which I wore to all the major exams post school. The results ranged from excellent to not bad.
    And for the record : I believe in luck (which has to be coupled by hard work), not so much in lucky charms.

    jai ho

  16. @Nita Welcome!

    @Arvind Ohh thats why!! πŸ˜€

    @Hodekin welcome to my blog! yes avoid it. Keep visiting.

    @Adarsh Ohh u had a lucky dress! I thought it was a girl thing. I also dont have any lucky charms. Jai ho!! πŸ˜€

  17. Why diverting from the movie review to personal questions..what purpose this review serves by asking in the end what people’s lucky charm is?

    And lol @ Vidya is better than some plastic girls… Vidya is the most over rated, hyped unnecessarily, fat, bad actor. Her acting, personality, dresses, hair, facial expressions and on top of that her voice everything looks/sounds fake.

  18. @Oxy Well I write it that way!! πŸ™‚ Apun ka style hai. πŸ™‚ If a movie made me think/reflect on something I include it in my post. It serves the purpose of sharing “my random thoughts.” I specified “my musings” so there is a choice to skip it. πŸ™‚ And I m not forcing anyone to tell me their lucky charms. Its entirely my reader’s choice. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Wow! looks like u really dislike Vidya.

  19. I wanted to see this movie.. but nobody was ready to take me for it! πŸ™‚ Good that we didn’t waste any money on it!

    And the Nikhil being God’s “yo-yo” was a good one!

  20. Cool enough but I wonder what movie like ‘KK’ can reflect anything on anyone. Anyways chuck that..

    It’s not that I dislike Vidya for any biases. Its cuz I feel she is absolutely unworthy of the praises she is been getting. She is like those YR and K-Jo’s films, utter trash but accepted whole-heartedly.

  21. Thanks for the review……Vidya Balan is mind blowing, I will watch this as soon as its at the large screen here
    and buy a copy to gift my GF as Kaling Kumar’s Kismat Konnection

  22. I too like Juhi. You know your review, if read stand alone, doesn’t say much if you liked the movie or not. Though I guessed it is latter. So good, I didn’t watch this one. What about Ugli and Pagli? How would it be?

  23. Thank god I didn’t watch the movie πŸ˜›

    Good Review, I like people who help me saving some money as I am bad at it.

    Also, now I am feeling may be Nikhil was my elder bro or Judwaa in “Pichla Janam”.
    for example, see the likeness “My lucky charm has to be my mobile phone… Can’t live without it and whenever I don’t have it in my pocket, I feel nude ” this is exactly what I wanted to say!!!! Glad I read his comment before posting mine, which saved me trouble of typing πŸ™‚

    Cheers
    Suda

  24. @Sakhi Ohhh Nikhil himself has proclaimed that in his post. I simply referred to it πŸ™‚

    @Oxy Well by plastic doll i meant Aishwarya Rai and she totally sucks! Ur description of YR and K-Jo movies is so apt!! πŸ˜€ I hate them too.

    @Lemonade People have been drawing similarities but I think in that their luck gets exchanged. I have yet to see it though.

  25. @Nomad Thanks! πŸ˜€

    @Kaling Welcome to my blog! Ahh so u r a fan of Vidya. πŸ™‚ I’m meeting so many different minded people through this post. First Oxy and then u. πŸ˜€ Hope ur GF likes it too. Keep visting!

    @Poonam Hmm maybe I should add a “my rating” from now on in my reviews. I’d liked pyar ke side effects a lot. But I think the combination of Mallika and Ranvir wont work on big screen.

    @Suda So do i get a treat from the saved money? Oohhh pichla janam!! πŸ˜› πŸ˜€

  26. Shahid Kapoor has come a long way, he is superb in the movie, and mind you the movie is not bad at all, infact I quite loved it and have seen it 4 times in the cinema and have taken my non-desi friends along as well who enjoyed it too.
    Depends on what you want from a movie,if you looking for some fast pace comedy and fast paced story telling then yes, this one is not one of those. If you are an Aziz Mirza fan, this one is a must watch, I loved it. All the actors have done a great job to make the movie watching experience enjoyable. Shahid is mind-blowing, on big screen he is like wooooohooooo…his comic scenes solo + with Vishal Malhotra are superb, Juhi is great too and so is Om Puri and Himani Shivpuri, Vidya was OK too and the chemistry between the leas pair is not bad at all.
    Remember guys, this is not JWM, silly to even compare two movies which are so so different from each other. Its more than just a romantic film.

  27. @Ila Welcome to my blog! yup nowadays it seems everyone compares every other movie with JWM which is unfair. Good to know a view from the other side i.e. who liked KK. πŸ™‚ Keep visiting!

  28. Hey Reema

    I saw this movie (unfortunately I had to) and want to put the whole movie in one phrase its nothing but same old shit!!

    The concept is naive and vidya looked like shahid’s older sister πŸ™‚

    I do believe that there should be some luck to accomplish things like having a hot chick as your gf πŸ˜‰ but it doesnt work with exams and stuff though

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