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THODA PYAR THODA MAGIC - A Predictable \"Thoda Ok Thoda Theek\" movie. (Movie Review By Bobby Sing)

27 Jun, 2008 | Movie Reviews / 2008 Releases

Kunal Kohli’s latest venture is exactly on the lines of its title, that means “Everything Thoda Thoda”. The film has all the elements of love, emotion, fun and children playing pranks on elders. But everything is completely predictable and average as far as entertainment is concerned.

The film only manages to amuse to some extent and that also mainly to the people who are there for time pass. If you are looking for some novelty and innovative direction in the movie then you are sure to get disappointed.
A fairy is sent from GOD in order to help the children on earth who have problems with their guardian appointed by the court. The GOD is played by Rishi Kapoor who looks cute. And the concept of fairy is used to incorporate the magic elements in the movie. But the magic sequences have nothing impressive and the writer could have done even without the concept of fairy. The plot looks like wasted in the narration. Moreover the fairy also has a strange Punjabi ascent which looks weird. Nowadays whole Bollywood is having a heavy punjab influence in its latest projects.
Rani Mukherjee seems to be enjoying her role but fails to make an impact. Saif Ali Khan just plays his character and it looks like he lost the interest in the movie in mid way. Amisha Patel plays a modern unintelligent girl who is short of clothes. And she looks desperate to catch attention. Only the four children are a treat to watch, specially the child playing the role of Sikh Kid “Iqbal”. He has got the majority of punch lines and impresses a lot. Still the sequences with the kids are not such that you can remember them walking out of the hall.
The weakest section of the movie is its music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. It’s one of the most unimpressive work from the trio with not even a single melodious song. This project needed some special children songs which were found missing. Special Effects are uncomplicated and are not used in excess which is intelligent thinking by the director.
Kunal Kohli, the director follows his own passion of influences from the west. This time his movie has the hangover of “Marry Poppins”, “The Sound Of Music”, “City Of Angels” and may be more. His “Hum-Tum” was influenced by “When Harry Met Sally” and interestingly a poster of this english flick can be spotted in one scene when Rishi Kapoor is talking to Rani in the climax. I think this was deliberately done by Kunal.
All one can say is that its an Ok movie, with a simple look and has nothing special to talk about. Something extraordinary was expected from Kunal Kohli but sadly it was not there.
Rating : 2.5 / 5

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