What happens when a 64 years old chef falls in love with a 34 year old practical thinking female, who has a hypocrit 58 year-old as a father?
What happens when the father of this girl, goes on a Satyagraha of sorts to prevent his daughter from getting married to a man older than him?
What happens when this older man, who has this “aham”, i.e. ego, who has this ponytail before he decides to meet his father-in-law, who has this cancer patient pre-teen acting like a fully grown up “adult”, and who has this age-old mom who watches “Sex and the City” and the muscular bodies of men on TV, delivers a lecture on what are not the reasons that his father-in-law would have to disallow his daughter’s marriage to him?
What happens when the 34 years old girl, when asked out for a comedy show, yells that she isn’t “available”, and then smiles coyly and asks what time??
What happens when the lead characters of the movie openly admit, that “Marriage is the price that a man has to pay for sex, and sex is the price that a woman has to pay for marriage”??
Well, when all this happens, we get Cheeni Kum!! and teekha kum, namak kam, taste kum…yes; khatta thoda zyada!!
On the individual performances front, Tabu, Amitabh Bachchan and Paresh Rawal are brilliant actors and it shows, but there’s nothing new about it. The young cancer patient friend of Amitabh, so irritatingly called ‘Sexy’, shows a lot of promise, but her character and dialogues rob away all her charm with their senseless and often obscene meanings. Tabu has looked fresh and charming, and so has Amitabh, but they together with the soulful and melodious compositions of A R Rahman, cannot do anything to make the movie watchable.
Rating: RED!! Please do not waste your precious time, money and energy, and above all, your patience on this movie!!