Love Khichdi (2009)
Love Khichdi: Causes indigestion
Rating: 1.5 out of 5*
Starring: Randeep Hooda, Sada, Rituparna Sengupta, Sonali Kulkarni, Divya Dutta, Kalpana Pandit, Jesse Randhawa and Riya Sen
Director: Srinivas Bhashyam
Lifted from a copy of popular American TV series Kitchen Confidential, Love Khichdi is about a casanova chef Vir (Randeep) Hooda chef who is on a bed hopping spree and is busy fantasizing about the many women in his life. Whether it is male hating kaamwali bai (Sonali) or his bookstore running ‘intellectual’ colleague (Rituparna) or his adolescent neighbour, it doesn’t matter for Vir. When a man-eater girl Nafisa (Kalpana) uses and ditches him, he feels the hurt. His pretty receptionist colleague Sandhya (Sada) who is in love with him and is trying to woo him finally proposes to him but the incorrigible flirt that Vir is, hesitates. Hurt, Sandhya walks out on him. Finally, then he realizes the true worth of his friendship with her. Relenting upon his behaviour he now goes to woo back Sandhya.
The film could have been a time pass no holds barred sex comedy but fails. Randeep is no hot stud that every single women he encounters would go panting for him. Secondly, lack of imagination on the part of writers and the treatment style of director makes it a big YAWN!! Sitting through the second half is a pain as it takes a helluva a lot of time to come to the point which surprise surprise we already know that true love is always around us and we never know its worth…blah blah blah. To be fair, Pritam has given some peppy tunes.
As far as acting goes, Randeep does try and carries off a few scenes well. Amongst the actresses only Sonali Kulkarni and Divya Dutta impress. Sada looks extremely pretty but needs to improve her dialogue delivery. Riya Sen does what she knows best – exposing. Saurabh Shukla is just about okay.
Forget this film and watch a cookery show with a pretty host/hostess instead