It was a different movie. Different in a good sense.
Yesterday, while flipping through channels, we turned Sony (SET – Sony Entertainment Television) on and the movie “Rules – Pyar Ka Superhit Formula” was on. I had read good about it on Orkut so decided to go with it.
The basic idea was that a simple not so glamorus girl (Meera Vasudevan) loved a supermodel Vikram (Milind Soman) since she was 14 years old (they emphasis that a lot). She has a dadi (Tanuja – 4 young gen. Kajol’s mummy.) Radha, the girl wants to be a photographer so that she can meet Vikram someday. Her dream comes true when her company has to do a photo shoot session with Vikram and his girlfriend Maggie (2 minutes!!). Maggie is a modern girl, looking for opportunities and being possesive and being a b****, which is played well by the actress Namrata Barua.
Radha, all excited tells her grandmother that she has got an opportunity to work with Vikram (Grandma knows about her love and isn’t khusat.) Dadi tells her that there are 5 rules for attracting a man towards you…..Then the story continues…..
The movie periodically shows some random people of different ages, societies, sex and sexual orientation, who talk about the issues currently going on in the movie such as what is love? What does one get off love?…etc. The best part of it is that those random people are related to the main characters in some way or the other and the director doesn’t tell this untill almost the end. I really liked that concept, it was very imaginative and creative.
The movie also has dry humor in it. Its not that they have assigned 1 or 2 people to crack useless jokes and then laugh themselves but some situations are humorous. The character of Maggie is sometimes pretty humorous.
The songs are good (not too many though) and melodious.
Cons – The end part about last 20 minutes or so gets slow and boring.
Overall a must watch.