Action Replayy

This is a comedy/romance film with Aishwarya Rai and Akshay Kumar that went largely unnoticed in 2010. I’m not sure why! It’s not a masala blockbuster but it’s a good, fun film that reminded me of “Back to the Future”.  The music is good. Plus, the third lead in the film is the new heartthrob Aditya Roy Kapoor *blush* who is getting all the attention right now for his recent success—Aashiqui 2. In supporting roles are Om Puri, Kiron Kher and Rajpal Yadav.

The film is about Bunty (Aditya) who doesn’t believe in the institution of marriage because his parents’ (Aish and Akki) marriage is terrible. His parents hate one another and fight constantly. Bunty’s girlfriend wants to get married but Bunty resists. And on the night of his parent’s anniversary, they have a huge fight and leave the house. Unsure of what to do, Bunty rushes to see his girlfriend’s grandfather who is a scientist and who has made a time machine. Bunty tricks grandpa and manages to use the time machine to go back to 1975. His intention is to make his parents fall in love so that he will be born out of love and his parents will not divorce. The rest of the film is about the hurdles he has to go through to get his parents to fall in love.

Everyone did a great job in this film, the performances were perfect. Akshay was hilarious, his teeth killed me! Aishwarya was beautiful. Aditya was good and he looked cute except for his hair which was a huge curly mess. I’m glad he decided to cut it short for his future performances.

I had fun watching the film. The scene where Bunty arrives in 1975 was great. The sets and costumes were pretty good! The background music of the film is perfect. Aishwarya and Akshay were convincingly made to look old and young in the present and past segments.

The only thing that bothered me in the film was the final scene, I wish it had been longer. I wanted to see the differences in Bunty’s parents more.

The songs are also enjoyable. I like all of them and I think I have all of them in my ipod.

I think this film is underrated and was worth of more attention when it released. If this is the type of film you like, go for it when you have the opportunity.

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