A friend of mine, after enough coaxing and cajoling from me, has been kind enough to send me this review. Do read and leave your comments!
What will happen if someone with your voice calls you and claims that its you?
Karthik (Farhan Akhtar) is a real nice guy but a loner. His boss and colleagues don’t appreciate his work, and the girl he loves (Deepika Padukone, who is also his colleague) doesn’t even know that he exists.
He has been working for a construction firm for the last four years, has to put up with his boss who refuses to accept his own mistakes and treats Karthik like a slave. Unable to bear the humiliation any further, Karthik decides to take the extreme step. Just when he is about to do it, he receives a phone call that changes his life.
The first half is fast-paced and keeps the viewer engaged. The second is slower and the ending, a bit sober.
Farhan Akhtar as Karthik and Deepika as Shonali act quite well. Deepika looks stunning and has considerably improved her acting from her last movie, “Love Aaj Kal.” The movie is all about Farhan and he is complemented well by the others.
The chemistry between Farhan and Deepika is good and there are quite a few cute scenes and well-written lines. The scene with their fingers moving on the table top is brilliant.
The songs by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy are good, though they remind you of some of their previous works. Hey Ya is already a hit and is shot superbly. The background score by Midival Punditz & Karsh Kale and the camera by Sanu Varghese are also good, although the camera work in the second half could have been better.
Considering this to be Vijay Lalwani’s first movie, the end result is commendable.
Karthik calling Karthik is a good watch, definitely a one-time watch.