Neal N Nikki
Director: Arjun Sablok
Producer: Aditya Chopra
Cast: Uday Chopra, Tanisha Mukherjee
Lyrics: Irshad Kamil, Asif Ali Beg
Neal 'n' Nikki is the story of two Indians, born and bred in Canada. It is the story of a journey that changes their lives forever. Neal (Uday Chopra) gives into his parents' wishes of marrying a girl called Sweetie from Bhatinda, but has just one pre condition to getting married. He wants to live it up one last time and wants to go to Vancouver on a 21 day bachelor vacation. Neal gets lucky on his first day out in Vancouver and is asked out by a hot super model. However a silly, spunky Indian girl screws up the date. And the girl is Nikki Bakshi (Tanisha Mukerjee)!! But this is only the first of many chance encounters, where Nikki, mostly by accident ensures that Neal never, ever gets lucky!!
Whatever Neal does, Nikki undoes. Call it luck, call it fate, call it anything. Bit by bit, Neal's bachelor vacation starts falling apart. Whether he is going skinny dipping with a girl, or enjoying a romp in the back seat of a car.... Nikki turns up everywhere to spoil things for poor, poor Neal!!
A truce is called between the two, when Nikki decides to help Neal get some serious action. She tells him she can get him laid and takes him to "babe heaven" - Whistler!!
As they explore the Canadian countryside, Neal 'n' Nikki exchange life stories and discover that as different as they appear to be, they are actually similar. And no matter how much they say they hate each other, they become "fun buddies". A curious chemistry ignites between them.
But soon the bubble bursts when he realizes that Nikki has some very definite plans to "use" Neal. Does Neal abandon his road trip and return to Vancouver? Do Neal 'n' Nikki ever realize that what they were looking for has been sitting right next to them? Do they realise that they are falling in love? Do opposites really attract? Are Neal and Nikki the perfect foil for each other? Or is the anonymous girl from Bhatinda the right choice for Neal?
Without beating around the bush, the film is simply horrible and a complete letdown. What were the director and producers thinking about? There is no story, no logic, only skin show in the film. The camera moves around only boobs and butts and thats about it. If there was an award for one of the most vulgar and sleaziest films made in the recent times, Neal 'N' Nikki would surely win hands down. The tag line of the film is get naughty but excuse me there is nothing naughty in the movie, the movie is simply CHEAP.
Performance wise Uday Chopra looks lost. He doesn't have a clue what he is doing and it seems that he has simple mugged this dialogues and blurted it out in front of the camera. Tanisha is simply irritating anhd you wish you could just make her stop talking. She no doubt has worked hard on her body but is that enough to make her a good actress. Rest of the cast is insignificant. Salim-Sulaiman's music is strictly functional. Cinematography [P.S. Vinod] is fantastic and the locales of Canada have been captured on celluloid with dexterity.
Overall Neal N Nikki disappoint bigtime and the film concentrates only on sex and skin show.