Dil Maange More
Director: Anand Narayan Mahadevan
Producer: Nikhil Panchamiya
Cast: Shahid Kapoor,Ayesh Takia,Tulip Joshi,Soha Ali Khan
Music: Himesh Reshammiya
Dil Maange More is a typical romantic triangle run-of-the-mill kind of movie which you get to see every now and then. The story could have been better and the film could have been a good teenage date film but the writers and director has messed it up completely. The story is about a laid-back and simple guy called Nikhil (Shahid Kapoor) who lives a happy life in the small town of Samarpur. However his perfect life is disrupted when girlfriend Neha (Soha Ali Khan) decides to fulfill her ambitions of becoming an airhostess by leaving Samarpur and heading to the bright lights of Mumbai. Even his love of football takes a backseat compared to his feelings for Neha. Therefore, unable to risk the heartbreak, Nikhil follows Neha to the big city. However things don't exactly run smoothly for the romantic youngster and once he arrives in Mumbai, his love life reaches a complex crossroad, with three different paths. The first of course leads to Neha. The second points towards his new work colleague Sara (Tulip Joshi), who works with Nikhil in a music store. The third and final path goes towards his neighbour Shagun (Ayesha Takia), a fashion designer who remains sceptical about men following the separation of her mother and father during childhood. Nikhil thinks he's fallen in love with all three ladies. However life is about to teach him an important lesson about love?leading to his true life-partner! There are some very good comedy scenes which have been handled very well. But too many love angles has spoilt the rythm of the film. However, the biggest drawback is its finale. The conclusion could've been better thought of for sure. The end appears to be a major compromise from the writing point of view. Now performance-wise Shahid Kapoor does attract your attention but overacts a lot and also tries to ape SRK. Ayesha Takia is very good. Tulip Joshi doesn't have much to do. Debutante Soha Ali Khan has a long way to go as far as acting is concerned. Rest of the cast lend able support. Music is strictly ok. Cinematography [Amit Roy] is good. Overall not a film to see on New Year's weekend.