Not another dumb comedy from a man whose mere gummy grin and goofiness can leave you crackling with laughter! Akshay the repetitive Kumar, the winning stallion on whom Bollywood producers with bulgy wallets love to bet, is failed yet again by a raggedy script stitched with juvenile humour, sleazy dialogues and painfully kitschy melodrama.Even if you have stomach for this kind of humour, a visit to the theatre playing Kambakkht Ishq might leave you with an upset tummy, definitely not because of laughter.
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Aftab Shivdasani
Viraj Shergill (Akshay Kumar) is a stuntman in Hollywood who lives by the mantra “women are only good for two things… making love and making love”. Simrita Rai (Kareena Kapoor) is a doctor who doesn’t believe in love.So what happens when the two people who hate each other the most meet at Simrita’s best friend Kamini’s and Viraj’s brother Lucky’s wedding? a wedding that both Viraj and Simrita are violently opposed to and desperate to stop…..Its male vs female, the battle of the sexes. Easy to predict, isn’t it? The two do fall in love and eventually get married.There is also a love triangle involving Denise Richards.
Director Sabbir Khan and his band of writers (Kiran Kotrial, Anvita Dutt Gupta, Ishita Mohitra) seem clearly clueless where to take the story so they keep spinning it in circles and throw in a couple of Hollywood faces like that of Sylvester Stallone, Denise Richards and Brandon Routh to flaunt to the audience how Bollywood has graduated from desi item babes to videshi atom bombs.
To sum up, Kambakkht Ishq is one film that might rake in the moolah at the box-office but is a film that shouldn’t have been made. How I wish all the money wasted on this trash, was actually spent on hiring some good writers.