Karthik Calling Karthik – Review

After the smashing hit ROCK ON!!! And then a lull Luck by chance, Farhan Akthar is back with a hatke movie – Karthik Calling Karthik. It’s definitely a thriller, which promises to keep the audiences on the edge of their seats. The movie truckles at a dawdling pace and when the suspense is unraveled, hits you not as a bolt but as a gentle whack. Farhan Akhtar is turning out to be a brilliant actor. And of course Deepika Padukone is simply awesome in the Movie.

Coming to the story, the protagonist Karthik (Farhan) is a shy, gutless guy improbably short of confidence seems destined to mundane, monotonous life with an unfulfilled desire to fall in eyes of Shonali (Deepika) who works at the same place where he works. Shonali is a fashionable uptown girl who lives life elegantly dating and partying. She just takes life as it comes and will be dating a colleague in her office. She never noticed Karthik in her office as Karthik is the proverbial loser. She notices him when Karthik gets fired by his boss. He will be having more than 1K unsent mails to Shonali to express his love towards her. After he gets fired he spends his time alone in his home for hours, then at a point of time he gets a call on his Phone( Land line, Karthik never uses a mobile as he thinks that the radiations are danger for his health). The other side will be Karthik talking to Karthik, Karthik eventually as the loser Karthik to take the advice of the admonishing, super confident Karthik and who promises to change his life for better. What happened after wards? Did he follow his tips? Did he get any job? Did he get the girl he wanted? BTW who is the other Karthik? The movie tells the rest of the things.

Performances were awesome in this movie, especially Akhtar putting in an absolutely terrific performance as his character undergoes a transformation from a shy, retiring underdog to a suave winner. He is absolutely stunning. His anguish at being unnoticed, exploited and squashed by all was well shown by the director and the actor has made justice to this character. Deepika – I did not understand Deepika’s character (Shonali)in this movie, she dates many ‘Jerks’ who dump her at later time and still wants to find her prince charming. At a point she says that Karthik is a safe and she can never imagine him misbehaving with her like others do, but she says she can teach him as “How to Misbehave”.  In a scene Shonali bawls out at Karthik saying that he called her and abused her, So is this what Karthik thinks of her even when he loves her? This is not important but just a logical point where you need to see the movie to understand this.

The director had made his best to narrate his script but the movie is unnecessarily musing and long-winded for its genre. But one thing the movie keeps you much intrigued with what will happen next. The director had made the romantic interactions as sluggish and uninspired, but he is successful in showing the anxiety, simplicity and frail features of his protagonist. The music by SEL(Shankar Ehsaan Loy) is splendid. The photography has gained its marks.

Bottom Line:  It is a good movie that deserves one time viewing.  Watch it!!!

About ramcsays

Well, BLOG- came to know recently why it is needed. People always ask why certain group of people always read blog and why they update blogs(even I was one among them). There were many answers but its natural that human tendency will not accept what he always was skeptical about and will have many questions, but he will be more than ever convinced if he himself finds an answer for that.Is it not? Well coming to me, I am Ram Chaitanya(easy access to my name say Ram C).I earn money by sitting in front of a computer(I simply mean that- but professionally).To give a classy name its called Software Engineer.I had worked for a MNC which was in news recently.But don’t know if what ever happens –just for ones goo’d(well, self satisfactory compilation) I have started working for another company due to some dramatical developments in the previous company.Well as of now leading a happy healthy life, but as a person I need to live a challanging life (not just sit in front computer ,earning money)but wanaa be passionate in something. Usee ke liye wait kar raha huu..(waiting for that moment) Coming to my hobbies …..sport which is common hobby for majority of we indians , (yes u r right , we eat ,sleep and play).Its more than a religion – Its Cricket. Love it , love the way it is being played. As many ppl ask who is fav cricketer ,majority of them say it’s the Indian Legend- The Master Blaster-Sachin 10dulkar.Well I am not different from them even I say the same name if some one asks me the same question. Next my passion is movies-yes it has changed the way I think, it has changed the way I see the world(well see guys not just talking about Indian Cienema,hope u got it). I see a lot of movies and want to make a one my self (so, do u think it’s a bad idea, my answer –NO). And the thing which also interests is Indian Politics.Yes – You can start seeing my posts regarding the Indian Polictics and how they are played. Its strange to some ppl that policts ? passion? Yes its should be and has to be, if not we who should think –am I rite?
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6 Responses to Karthik Calling Karthik – Review

  1. yalkur says:

    hey..i dint understand y he wanted to self-destruct himself when things went rong..instead of helping himself,y he had to avenge himself wen he doesnt pick de cal on one day…ders no point convincing enuf…?? well, im luking 4 an anser..?? and i felt dat de story was dragged post interval..

    • ramcsays says:

      @Yalkur: U r right in every term, yes why does he want to destroy him self? i think the director only knows this.

  2. Gayatri Nene says:

    WOW Ram C…. Tum kitna accha likhte ho!!! yeh kahan S/w engg ban gaye… tumhe toh film lines mein critic ka role milna chahiye….
    TOOOOOO GOOOOOOD.. well tumhara blog padhke main yeh movie jaroooooooor dekhne jaungi….

    • ramcsays says:

      Gayatri , aap thoda jyaada hi boldiye, anyways thanks for your compliments. Aur film lines mein koi oppurtunity hei tho dekhona 🙂 hehe

  3. Haman says:

    Main Jaatun dekhne ramc…

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