Dil Jo Bhi Kahey
Director: Romesh Sharma
Producer: Romesh Sharma
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Revathy, Karan Sharma, Annabelle Wallace, Bhumika Chawla, Malcolm Stoddard, Claire Oberman
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
Written, Directed and Produced by Ramesh Sharma, Dil Jo Bhi Kahey is a launch vehicle for his son Karan Sharma. It is the same old love story which has been padded with impressive names in supporting roles, has exotic locales and is garnished with ear pleasing songs and served with typical hindi masala. The film is about two lovers who hail from different backgrounds facing the cultural conflict that exists between societies, each trying to endorse their own culture.
Jai Sinha (Karan Sharma) falls in love with Sophie Besson (Annabelle Wallace) while both of them are studying in Stockholm. Shekhar Sinha (Amitabh Bachchan) is a liberal man and easily approves of this relationship but the lovers face opposition from other ends of Jai's traditional mother Sandhya (Revathy) and Sophie's conservative businessman father. In the conflict, Jai is pressurized to marry an Indian girl (Bhoomika Chawla), who when realizes the real story backs out.
The film has absolutely nothing new to offer. Romesh Sharma is a total letdown. The sreenplay is boring and does not have any twist and turns to keep the audience engrossed in the film. Music is average. Performance wise Karan has a good job however he must take more care of his appearance. Annabelle appears photogenic and acts pretty well. Amitabh Bachchan is efficient as ever. Revathy is first-rate. Bhumika Chawla scores in the latter reels.
Overall not a very entertaining film. At the box-office, the film might not do good.