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‘Love Day: Pyaar Ka Din’ movie review: Outrageous and uninspiring film
Directed by: Harish Kotian, Sandeep Choudhry
Produced by: Baldev Singh Bedi
Cast: Ajaz Khan, Sahil Anand, Harsh Naagar, Shalu Singh, Anant Mahadevan, Vaibhav Mathur
Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes
Bollywood Bubble Rating: 1.5/5
Whoever dared to sit through this entire film deserves a bravery award. This outrageous tale of three friends – Monty (Ajaz Khan), Sandy (Sahil Anand) and Harry (Harsh Naagar) – meanders around their adrenaline-charged escapades. However it is nothing but a drab teen drama about the crisis of the youth.
‘Love Day: Pyaar Ka Din‘ is narrated from Harry’s point of view and it begins with the three friends reconnecting after a long time. Sandy and Harry are now aspiring film makers seeking funds for their maiden film venture. They are on the way to meet Monty, who assures them the requisite money. And, while they are on their way, in flash-backs we are informed how Monty, obsessed with sex, is their key motivator for all things bad.
The writing, by the director duo- Harish Kotian and Sandeep Chaudhary, is amateurish and rash. The plot meanders aimlessly from one bad deed to another, with aplomb. Laced with sub-plots that include a bit of romance and suspense, the gags are passable, and ultimately underwhelming. It gums-up all tried and tested, film formulas, from various prominent hindi films, in a very shoddy manner that eventually leads to gaping plot-holes and half-baked characters.
On the acting front, Ajaz Khan exhibits the chutzpah of Monty with extra-zeal, that makes him obnoxious from the very word go. Sahil Anand and Harsh Naagar are perfect nincompoops wandering life’s path, trying to put up the good boy act. Ananth Mahadevan is wasted, as Dr Sheikh in an organ-trafficking scam. And the rest of the cast range from bad to worse.
Technically, the film is poorly mounted, in all respects. With a title that is subjected to a double entendre, one expects a barrage of adult humour, but alas it is not so. Instead what you get is a disgusting display of depraved and recycled gags onscreen which make you frown sporadically and keep you wondering if they’ll ever graduate to making some truly entertaining and meaningful fare.
If youu want your day to be love day, do not watch ‘Love Day’.
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