'Shahrukh Bola...' would easily hold the distinction of being one of the most pointless and lacklustre films to have hit the screens this year. Given the fact that it's title contains the name of a superstar, it is all the more heartbreaking.
Reason being that there isn't any script to begin with. Moreover, the presence of Shahrukh Khan appears to be nothing but a (poorly) disguised marketing tool. His name does appear at the beginning, in the end and then a few times during the 100 minutes length of the film. Still, it hardly holds any prominence whatsoever in the bigger scheme of things.
In fact there is a loose thread of 'Devdas' that runs right through the film. While the lead protagonist here is Sanjay Dadheech, a bookseller at traffic signals, his Paro is a flower-seller (Pritika Chawla) and his Chandramukhi, a slum prostitute (Choyoti Ghosh). Choyoti loves Sanjay, Sanjay loves Pritika and Pritika loves Shahrukh, and that too because she has seen 'Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge' dozens of times, knows the film's dialogues by heart and believes that he is her God ever since she had a chance encounter with him where the superstar complimented him with five words - 'Ae Ladki, Khoobsurat Hai Tu'!
However, the entire Shahrukh Khan buck stops here as the film is mainly a triangular love story more than anything else. In addition, there are also some random sub-plots being thrown around a local gangster (Makrand Deshpande), a 'bhai', a cop, a drunkard, his wife and a journalist couple. To the pity of the audience, there isn't much that ties them up together and worst, none of it is really important to the film's storyline, if one can even acknowledge the presence of one.
'Shahrukh Bola Khoobsurat Hai Tu' has such an incoherent screenplay that at number of times, you are totally lost w.r.t. the semblance of the scene which was playing earlier and the one which has followed soon after. Worse, there is no real 'mudde ki baat' here as more than half a dozen odd sequences are just thrown in that do not bear any relevance to the film. There is no clarity on the purpose behind the story telling as well while entertainment value is absolutely nil.
Even performances are just about okay; nothing exceptional here. Pratika is decent but marred by a characterisation that never quite explains how Shahrukh managed to turn into a God like figure for her. Sanjay is hardly the kind that makes for a lead actor in Bollywood. Choyoti is okay while the couple playing the journalists hardly leave an impact. Music too is nothing to boast about.
2010 is throwing some real turkeys at the box office. Just a few weeks back there was 'Hisss', then there was 'Raama - The Saviour' and now 'Shahrukh Bola Khoobsurat Hai Tu'. One wonders though how could Shahrukh Khan actually lend his name to this film. Though he does appear in a couple of shots in the entire film, one strongly suspects that he actually bothered to even go through the script that director Makrand Deshpande must have offered to him.