|Cocktail Hindi Movie Review : Deepika's Jab We Met|
Cocktail Hindi movie, which stars Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone and Diana Penty in the leads with supporting cast like Randheep Hooda, Dimple Kapadia and Boman Irani is directed by Homi Adajania, to the story written by Imtiaz Ali and has music by Pritam, while background score by Salim-Sulaiman.
Cocktail as the title suggests is a mixture of three different people''s life under one roof and their potpourri of emotions. The story deals with Veronica (played by Deepika), Gautam played by Saif and Meera played by Diana. The movie questions the proverb - Two is a company, is three a crowd?
The promotions had given an insight about the characteristics of each lead, where Gautam is a flirt & a wacky fellow, Veronica a rich spoilt bitch & a photographer, who reasons her wild side with a sad childhood upbringing and Meera a desi soft spoken girl who needs to get real in her life.
Meera who breaks up with Randheep Hooda, comes and lives with Veronica and the two become best of friends easily, though they are poles apart in their characters. Gautam and Veronica who share a non-committal relationship are also living together in the same flat.
The first half is fun with wacky and engaging dialogues between the three friends. Veronica-Saif & Meera are independent and enjoy life as they hang out. But things change when the cupid strikes, when Gautam starts a liking for Meera, which is when we break for interval.
Usual stuff like desi guy likes a good girl than a party animal, take place in the second half and the concoction of emotional play due to change of Gautam's heart. What happens at the end with these three's emotional trauma forms the climax.
But what this usually tried and tested formula of a triangular love story gets us tired, is with its second half when the screen play gets boring with stretched scenes and dialogues with long pauses. We get to watch the often-seen, age old ending of friendship sacrificed for love. The story could have been short in the second half to make it a bit bearable.
Verdict : A Gen Y film, with rich visual and enjoyable music, that many teens prefer to watch out with their gang of pals for a weekend outing. This could be Deepika Padukone's best and it could do what Jab We Met did for Kareena.