Karan Johar’s much-awaited movie ‘Dostana‘ released today with almost a thousand prints in the country. The comedy movie has been successful to get multiplexes overflowing, but as I watch it… it’s not a big deal.
Dostana is an average comedy. A little bit of laughter doesn’t harm anyone but stretched jokes do. This is the biggest problem of the movie. Aimed at the age group of 18-25, Dostana has all the elements of a hyped-up movie like an item number by Shilpa Shetty, Priyanka Chopra in a bikini and John Abraham with an over-pumped body. But, the length of the movie is a very big hurdle. Gone are the days of three-hour long movies. Almost twenty minutes could have been cut off from the two and a half hour long time frame.
The story revolves around Sameer (Abhishek) and Kunal (John) who decide to act like a couple of gay guys so that they can get accommodation in a big city and get to share their apartment with landlady’s niece Neha (Priyanka). Ya, I know it sounds like a triangle-love combined with a I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry. Anyways, they get the flat and try to flatter the girl who works for a fashion magazine until the boss of the company gets in the way.
If you’re getting bored in the house or might just wanna go out to watch a movie, since it’s been very long… you can check out for yourselves, who got the girl.
Talking about the music, I haven’t seen anyone going crazy about it like they are for Ghajini or Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. Songs are not chart-topping, they are just to fill the gaps. Although, Shilpa looks extremely good in the item number. She could have replaced Priyanka in the movie, who was on a flop-giving spree till Fashion came.
So, I guess you should have guessed it by now… Dostana is a two and a half star movie, according to me.