Priyadarshan surely has buckled up a pile of comic entertainers on his back. His latest release Mere Baap Pehle Aap is a decent film altogether. Likewise, Mere Baap Pehle Aap is not a complete joyride one wishes for. Itâ€™s unedited portions, particularly in the second half, makes the film longer by 20 minutes.
Cast: Akshaye Khanna, Paresh Rawal, Genelia, Om Puri, Rajpal Yadav
Janaradhan [Paresh Rawal] has spent his life bringing up his two kids, Chirag [Manoj Joshi] and Gaurav [Akshaye Khanna]. Now when the duo has grown up, Gaurav takes up the responsibility of his father. They both manage the household chores and their business to the best of their abilities. Though he is the younger son, he treats his father like his son. Gaurav shouts, threatens, fights, even locks up his father occasionally so that his prankster-friend Madhav [Om Puri], who is desperate to get married, does not spoil him.
Madhav and Janaradhan, who are always in search of a bride for Madhav, forever land up in trouble and every time Gaurav has to bail them out and face the embarrassment.Gaurav starts getting prank calls from a girl who turns out to be his old college friend Shikha [Genelia D’Souza]. Shikha is staying with her guardian Anuradha [Shobhana], who happens to be Janardhan’s first love.
Gaurav and Shikha notice changes in Janaradhan and Anuradha’s behaviors when they come face to face after many years. They come to know about their past. Now Gaurav wants his father to get married to his lost love. Of course, the path is not so smooth, there are obstacles.
Mere Baap Pehle Aap is a complete time pass venture. Priyadarshan is very clear that he isnâ€™t out to become a Madhur Bhandarkar or Amole Gupte and take away accolades. Priyan establishes his connect with the masses and is no doubt the good luck charm for all his producers.