Cheeni Kum: healthy and tasty!

June 5, 2007 at 7:43 pm Leave a comment

cheeni-kum.jpgHow far would you stretch LOVE when it comes to age? When a 64 years old man falls in love with a 34 years old woman, heads turn, warnings are issued, hazards are told, and disasters are forecasted. Romance in such a scenario is ill-perceived as a man of such age is only supposed to be fatherly or grand-fatherly. So, when you take up a dry story like that to make a film, you’ve already en-routed towards a commercial blunder. The writing is on the wall.

But Cheeni Kum is among that rare list of films made in bollywood that attempts to showcase ‘romance’ from a different angle – a mature relationship, or as it says, a sugar-free romance. It’s a very bold attempt by the debutant director – the adman Mr Balki, who brings sparks in almost every fold. Be it the scene where ‘colgate’, the big tooth waiter in the restaurant, is snubbed by the chef, or the humorous verbal war between Amitabh and Tabu – the film infuses real-life quotients so effectively that you never feel this unusual love story out-of-the-world kind. The conversations hold the fort here as you see an amalgamation of some of the finest actors on screen – Amitabh, Tabu, Zohra Sehgal and Paresh Rawal – all of them make things work for this film that seriously challenge the spicy tantrums that typical romantic bolloywood films would offer. Tabu really is the sweetest euphony in this two-hour film with Amitabh Bachhan at his witty best.


My fav songs: Illaiyaraja’s music is soothing and brings that ‘simple’ touch to the ear.

Cheeni Kum
Baatein Hawa hai

Jaane Do na


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