Try stretching a rubber band beyond a point and it’s bound to snap.Try stretching a waferthin story and it’s bound to blow apart too.That’s precisely the problem with LOVE KHICHDI. rankly, LOVE KHICHDI is a collage of romantic moments assembled by director Srinivas Bhashyam.LOVE KHICHDI looks at the various women who flit in and out of the protagonist’s life.It’s a metro-centric concept that could’ve worked well if [a] the assorted women wouldn’t appear and disappear randomly and [b] the narrative had been limited to 1.30 hours, instead of 2 + hours.
Cast: Randeep Hooda, Riya Sen, Divya Dutta
Hooda plays Vir, a casanova sous chef who goes about bed hopping and fantasising about the many women in his life. Be it his domestic help (Sonali Kulkarni) or his ‘intellectual’ colleague (Rituparna Sengupta) who runs a bookstore in the hotel he works, Vir couldn’t care.In fact he doesn’t even mind being used by a girl (Kalpana Pandit) who promises him to set up his dream restaurant. Though strangely when the bookshop owner gets involved with him and drops him like a hot potato, Vir feels the pinch.
Sandhya (played by Sada), a cute receptionist colleague who has been trying to woo him all along, waltzes into his life and proposes to him. But the incorrigible flirt Vir hesitates and Sandhya walks out on him. That’s when he realises the true worth of their friendship and decides to go down on his knees right in the middle of her marriage.
Love Khichdi has style, wit and that dirty five-letter word, heart. In the latter part of the second half, the movie tends to drag. Perhaps trimming it by 15 minutes would have made it crisper; just like one of those dishes that Vir rustles up. Nonetheless, it’s a swell date flick. And, like the film’s protagonist, don’t hesitate to lie if your partner predicts your sun sign wrong after the lights come on.