Few hours ago as I stepped into the theatre to catch the preview of Do Lafzon Ki Kahani, my expectation level was set to witness a decent movie on-screen if not the best, given that it’s an adaptation of the popular Korean blockbuster, Always and it stars the versatile Randeep Hooda as the male protagonist opposite Kajal Aggarwal.
However the exhaustive screenplay, sloppy dialogue delivery on both ends and a loosely stringed plot had me wishing the film was just about two words and not two hours.
While there is a visible display of efforts in this Deepak Tijori film, the eventual result is an unfortunate collapse. After watching the film for over two hours, the one thought that blanketed my mind was how it is a dated adaptation.
Here’s why Do Lafzon Ki Kahaani is a dated adaptation, read on…
- K-K-K- Cliché: In an era where love ‘blossoms’ at the click of a right swipe, the ‘sudden’ rain sequence when the lead pair meets for the first time would have been an ideal meet cute two decades ago. The steady pace and prolonged delay to their togetherness is a cliché, the audience no longer embraces.
- Hamming fest: The female protagonist Jenny (played by Kajal Aggarwal) suddenly starts sobbing in moments, loud enough for one to confuse it for laughter. Suraj played by Randeep Hooda who has received acclaim for his performance in Sarbjit too seemed to have joined the female lead in certain places with sloppy dialogue delivery.
- M.L .F (Missing Logic Feels): This was exactly my state of mind at multiple junctures while watching the film. For instance when Jenny, (played by Kajal Aggarwal) who is visually impaired was shown to be trying outfits and drawing judgements in front of the mirror. In the final scene, when Jenny goes looking for Suraj (played by Randeep Hooda) she simply couldn’t trace him until she ‘magically’ knew he would be chilling by the lake. (Okay, not literally chilling, but you get the point.)
- Old book, new cover: To sum up all that I felt about Suraj’s journey as a boxer, his dark past and the longing love story of Suraj and Jenny, it eventually turned out to be a case of an old book wrapped in a new cover.
P.S: This post is NOT intended to point a finger at the actors or makers of the film, personally and is just a reflection on this film. Okay, Bye.