Review – Yun Hota To Kya Hota

August 5, 2006 at 2:09 am 1 comment

A newly-wed wife battling her in-laws, a student looking to start life anew, a fugitive stockbroker on the run, and a low-brow show organiser – four individuals with diverse motives but one destination – the land of opportunity, the USA. Naseeruddin Shah gives us this chilling movie – YUN HOTA TO KYA HOTA.As the opening credits of ‘Yun Hota to Kya Hota’ fade away and a downstream water flows over an US landscape, we hear the soft moaning of a love making couple – tilottoma and xx (Konkona sen sharma and jimmy shergil) desperate to make most of their time as the husband, we learn later, is supposed to fly back to his US office later in the evening.

Konkona-Jimmy in YHKH

then we are introduced to a group of young students spending a ‘soon-to-be-over’ time with their Americanised fren on a trip back home. the group includes a bubbly Khusboo (Ayesha Takia), Rahul – a just passed-out MBBS, who has an offer for MS from an US university, but for some reasons not interested to relocate; Nitin – the heavily accented guy who sees india as a failing country and propagates for US on every opportunity, the ‘cool’ xx – (naseeruddin’s son, Imaad) as the 1st year MBBS student who jokes around with his sudh hindi and his joyfriend Payal. Rahul, it seems is the most matured and balanced among the group and has an unexpresses love interest in Ms Takia.

Ayesha in YHKH

the next story revolves around Salim (Irrfan Khan), the stockbroker, who is planning to migrate to US soon and his love interest, Namrata (Suhasini Mulay), who despite being forties something manages to draw young men on her bed quite regularly.

the last but not the least is the story of Mr Raju Patel, played by Paresh Rawal, who manages a desi event management firm that sends young aspirants for stage shows in lieu of money. Patel, as we see in the film, despite all his success remains short of his romantic aspirations. Tara (Ratna Pathak Shah), Patel’s once love-interest, comes to meet him as she persuades patel to take her daughter to US for his shows. Patel, despite his thrifts about money, sees an opportunity to reunite with his lost love by doing a favor.

Paresh Rawal in YHKH

And finally, the film takes off and all the four characters head for a common destination. with superb criss-crossing among the four different plots and smooth transitions, the director takes us through some heart wrenching comedies that eventually reflect on the everyday nitty-gritties of the common man’s life. the film brilliantly switches from one story to the other and suffixes a few twists as it heads towards the climax. with out much ado and thankfully, minus the typical hindi movie song-n-dance sequences, the film paces the stories in an unglitched fashion as the climax arrives on the flight heading for the dreadful destination on 9/11. the film successfully captures the sense of losses localized in a desi context with out the crappy melodrammas that we are used to see in our bollywood products.

i am at loss seeing the failure of viewers in accepting the film from a business angle. perhaps, the mass is not yet ready to appreciate this new genre of films that cut out the massala factors to establish a connection to the reality and refuse to sell fantasy. and that’s why a film like Yun Hota To Kya Hota despite its brilliant making, fails to get a penny from the market where KRISHH happily sets the boxoffice afire.

if you love to watch movies that evoke sense of connectivity with the inner self, the movies that can effectively relay the message that they carry upon, the movies that have honesty with its characters, and superb performances from its actors and all the crews, DONT MISS OUT THIS ONE. you dont get many like YHKH from bollywood.

Author: Amitava Bhattacharya for ndp93blogs


Entry filed under: Movies.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Smith Deveis  |  October 7, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Hahahahah yes its good its so nice


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