A film like THODA PYAAR THODA MAGIC makes you nostalgic. It takes youback to the light-hearted, feel-good cinema made by directors ofcalibre like Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Basu Chatterjee. All cinematic blasphemies can be forgiven when you see a delightful, heart-winning tale filled with fun, frolic, fantasy and some tear-jerking drama unfold on the screen. Thatâ€™s what Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic is.
Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukherjee
The most important thing to know about Thoda Pyar Thoda Magic (A little Love, a Little Magic) is that it is a childrenâ€™s film. Itâ€™s got four child characters, and like many childrenâ€™s films, there is magic and fantasy. There is even a lecture about patriotism, civic sense and world peace!
Ranvir Talwar ( Saif Ali Khan ) is a self-made man who grew up as an orphan. He has got everything â€“ a flourishing business empire, a sensuous bimbo in tow ( Amisha Patel ), a swanky bungalow and, not to forget, a constant frown on his face. But heâ€™s got no time.
Ranvirâ€™s life changes after a car accident in which a couple dies because of his mistake. The court, instead of kicking him off to prison, gives an unusual verdict. Ranvir has to be the guardian of the four orphans of the dead couple and take care of them until the youngest of them becomes an adult.
But the kids hate Ranvir. And Ranvir feels no different towards them. Put up in the house of their parentsâ€™ killer, the kids plot revenge.
It would take nothing less than a divine intervention to foster peace and love between Ranvir and the vengeful tots. The good God himself takes the trouble of summoning one of his favourite fairies, Geeta ( Rani Mukherjee ), to go to the world of humans and do His work.
And down she comes, cycling on a rainbow (like some lost sister of Lance Armstrong) and straight into the life of Ranvir and his four cute ill-wishers. What happens thereafter better be seen than written about.