Thursday, February 16, 2006

Mere Jeevan Saathi

"Mere Jeevan Saathi"

Director : Suneel Darshan
Music : Nadeem Shravan
Lyrics : Sameer
Starring : Akshay Kumar, Karisma Kapoor, Amisha Patel

The anti-heroine as a predator has been done to bludgeoning death by actresses as varied as Glenn Close in "Fatal Attraction" and Urmila Matondkar in "Pyar Tune Kya Kiya".
Karisma's obsessive act is watchable. Though she doesn't really get sturdy support from the script (which wobbles more dangerously at times than Karisma's rising voice pitch), she leaves us with the feeling that she retired a little too soon.
This isn't the first time that Akshay plays a man sandwiched between two demanding women. Moving effortlessly away from the comic cosmos of his recent films, he plays his role with quite an abundance of native charm.
Here's an actor who has grown more watchable with every passing year. And yes, it wouldn't be wrong to say he prevents "Mere Jeevan Saathi" from crashing loudly to the ground.
Amisha's sweet, oblivious, angel's act careens dangerously between ham and cheese. That's understandable when Akshay is the pet squeeze.
But the ones who bring down the film's precarious credibility considerably are Gulshan Grover and Ashish Vidyarthi. Their archaic and bland comic villainy grate on your nerves.
Pick up pieces from this fragmented triangle if you want to.


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