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Love Story Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Saturday, November 26, 2005 • Kannada ]
Love Story Review
Mayur Patel, Tanu Roy, Vindhya, Prameela Joshai, Komal, Nizhalgal Ravi
Krishna Movies
Madan Patel

Old films do have a charm of their own, and if one was to rehash the same story just because it was a hit during those days and present it to the generation now, it could be a big mistake as it is in the case of the Kannada film Love Story. The Kamal Hassan and Ritu Agnihotri starrer Ek Dujhe Ke Liye was one romantic hit of yesteryear's. It brought out the difficulties of communication that could arise due to language barrier. There was emotion, comedy and lots of chemistry on screen which is what really made that film.

Take a look at the Kannada version of the film that has recently been released and you will know what it means for a film to fall flat, literally! There is zero level of on screen chemistry, one really has no idea when the couple fall in love. You need to be able to identify at least that basic emotion instead of having to be told so through discontinued dialogue much later. The script, though it is just a copy, is very weak and has no relevance to the present day.

The basic casting too is completely wrong and it shows through performances. You have lead actor Mayur who is far from convincing in his role as the guy from out of town who can communicate only in Hindi (in a Kannada accent). The least the team could think of to deal with this problem is to get another person to dub for Mayur. The lead actress Tanu Roy too is unconvincing as a proper Kannadiga girl. In fact, the roles of Tanu Roy and Mayur should have been reversed.

Bigwigs of the industry featuring in character roles (including Chitra Shenoy and Ramesh Bhatt) have been wasted. The only positive point in the film, if there is any could be the music. It is not spectacular, but it is a decent effort. The film has been made just for the sake of making a film. There is an obvious lack of passion for the medium and the art of making a film that comes across through this film. A complete disappointment, especially because the original outlives the current release.

Rating: 0 / 5.0

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