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I had three hours to spare. All I wanted to do is play my guitar, read few pages of my favourite novel by Paulo Coelho
and relax a bit, if i could. But I chose to watch ‘Cocktail’, and this decision certainly proved to be wrong.
Imtiaz Ali, co-writer of this film, delivered a classic film called ‘Rockstar’ last year. No doubt, this was the sole reason behind dragging myself to the the theatre. But this time there was a cloud of disappointment all over, in the theatre.
The story of Cocktail, having an apt title, revolves around the three protagonists, Saif (Gautam), Deepika (Veronica) and Diana (Meera). Saif plays the role of a happy-go-lucky software engineer who has nothing left in life than flirting with unknown but beautiful girls. He has quite well adjusted himself into the shoes of the character. Diana has tried to act, succeeded a bit even. Deepika is the glamorous brat in the film who hits pubs, discs and drinks and drinks and drinks.. You’ll even find a bottle of beer in her refrigerator.
It is, basically a love triangle, like any other bollywood movie. He loves her, she loves him back, but wait! She loves him too.. Confused? Well, even I was!
What’s new? The director Homi Adajania adds on some flavour and spices to this revisited cliched dish, and guess what, he succeeds.
Characters, and sometimes situations, are not properly explained in this flick, like how and when did Saif enter Deepika’s life and what the hell is Randeep Hooda doing in here.
Dimple Kapadia is as usual ‘natural’ and suits well in the role of a desi mother. Boman Irani, as always, is entertainingly humorous.
Some scenes are stretched unnecessarily that you’ll have a good nap of few seconds.
The film has a slow and a boring start, where Saif ‘tries’ to amuse! There are few funny moments like when Gautam’s mother catches him with two girls and with weird make-up on.
Only two things are appealing in this film- Deepika and the music. Deepika is at her best, and I loved her in this avatar.
Cocktail moves towards betterment, gradually! The first half was supposed to be entertaining but, ironically, I liked the second half which is full of drama, emotions and tears.
Cinematography, amazing locations (Cape Town, London), Deepika’s power-packed performance, Pritam’s captivating music and director’s flavour to this dish made it tolerable for me to digest it, else I would have puked.
Now as I’m home, I need to switch on my T.V. and watch something good…
By: Abhinav Arora