I’m a Kapil Sharma fan. I love his show Comedy Nights. It’s a show that I definitely see when I need to de-stress after a long work day. It’s also sometimes my weekend morning routine. (You can find most of the episodes on YouTube). Kapil had mentioned during the Filmfare awards this year that he will be debuting in Bollywood. When I realized that his film has long released, naturally I had to see it.
So let’s get to it. If you’ve seen the Govinda film titled “Sandwich,” the story of Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon will not come as a surprise. In that film, Govinda’s character, due to circumstances he could not control, was forced to marry twice. He had continued both marriages until, well of course, when the spouses became aware of each other’s existence. This is basically the story of Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon, only Kapil has outdone Govinda by having three wives, and a fourth on the way.
Kapil’s TV show is a combination of slap-stick and improvised comedy. But in Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon, Kapil has not made a comedy film that only consists of random tickling situations as most Bollywood comedies turn out these days. The dialogues establish a depth to Kapil’s character that was missing in Govinda’s Sandwich. It also tries to show the plight of a man who ended up in so many marriages against his wish, and yet, he longs to marry his girlfriend who is the only one he loves. Normally, such an outrageous story should make us dislike the character, who does appear from all angles as a womanizer who uses excuses to have many wives. However, it is must be a salute to Kapil’s capacity as an actor that he not only gets away with this outrageous story but also makes us like his character all throughout the film. Kapil proves that he can act and deliver emotional dialogues as easily as he can deliver stand up comedy. As one film critic has also observed, he transitions successfully into a mainstream Bollywood hero.
The only criticism I have of this film was the ending which was predictable and too easy. This was also the problem in Govinda’s film. Although a happy ending makes the writer’s job much easier, it also couldn’t be more unrealistic. I think that the script could have been changed slighty (for example, why not make the wives fall in love with other men?) to give us an ending we could actually accept.
As for the music, I personally liked the songs very much. “Bam Bam” is very catchy, albeit pictured unnecessarily erotic as all item songs are these days. Kapil has sung a bit in “Bam Bam” and I must say that was quite exciting as he is a fabulous singer with a beautiful voice.
In conclusion, I recommend this film. If you like Kapil, it’s a must watch. And if for some strange reason you have not seen Kapil’s Comedy Nights, do so immediately.