Dharmendraâ€™s banner Vijayta films has been a launch pad for several new artistes (mostly Deols) – Sunny Deol and Amrita Singh in Betaab, then Bobby Deol and Twinkle Khanna in Barsaat. Their latest offering is a small, low-budget, relatively unknown flick Socha Na Tha, introducing Dharmendraâ€™s nephew – Abhay Deolâ€¦ but donâ€™t let that put you off!
Cast: Abhay, Ayesha Takia, Ayesha Julka
The premise of the film is simple. Viren (Abhay Deol), a smooth-talking urbanite, is strongly against the concept of arranged marriage. He has a girlfriend, Karen (Apoorva Jha) but is not sure if sheâ€™s the one. His family on the other hand is adamant on arranging his marriage. They compel Viren to meet Aditi (Ayesha Takia).
Aditi has been rejected several times by potential suitors and sheâ€™s not expecting a favourable response from Viren either. The two meet as per their familyâ€™s wishes but agree to reject the proposal. As a result, misunderstandings are triggered between the two families and they have a big fall-out.
But Aditi and Viren remain friends. Aditi plays cupid and helps Viren and Karen pursue their romance. She embarks on a mission to make their relationship work and they visit Goa. Things get more complicated when the two families try to make sense of the going-ons.
The title Socha Na Tha sounds puzzling and rather indecisive, but is apt to most of the happenings in the film.