September 18, 2011 Y. Sunita Chowdary
Does the film deserve to be dubbed in the first place? The remake of Jab We Met has well run past it's expiry date and the characters don't seem contemporary at all. Tamanna keeps harping that she is a Guntur girl, fiery and no nonsense type, a Monalisa in smiles and Kiran Bedi at heart and get's easily fooled by her boyfriend; She finally marries a person she'd met on the train.
Even if you hadn't watched the original you'd feel the absence of magic on the screen, the chemistry that is supposed to develop between the strangers. The beautiful Tamanna likes Maniratnam and Rajamouli's (for benefit of the Telugu audience) direction, Pawan Kalyan's Komaram Puli and Sakshi daily, keeps talking nineteen to the dozen; She meets a somber looking Bharat who too carries a baggage that he doesn't wish to reveal initially.
The director attempts to be true to the original script in writing and screenplay and gives Tamanna a soft toy to show the innocence, the child-like quality in her. The actor tries her best to live up to his expectations but for some reason one just doesn't empathise with her condition, relate to the sob story or love story.
Bharat is a complete misfit, like most Tamilians he keeps pronouncing Aircell as Aarcell and looks to be a put on after the interval when he returns home and shows the difference in his behaviour, springing to life and appearing jolly. The change in attitude doesn't appear as if someone has influenced him, it is so abrupt as if he's been given a shock treatment.
Sit and think hard about the film you'd have trouble finding anything positive to say also the songs too make you take a break. As you leave the theatre one thing surely haunts you are the earrings of the old woman in the house. Earrings are meant to adorn and hang on to the ear but here the ear hangs, droops because of the weight of the ornament. This drama lacks an emotional centre.