Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya - fiftyfiftyme category: Major
A sweet film, but an airy confection, like candy floss. It's USP is unquestionably the fact that the two leads are a real-life couple, and their glitzy high-profile Bollywood shaadi shortly before the film's release must have helped it at the box office. It needed it.
That's not a criticism, because I enjoyed this film, the same way I enjoy a little candy floss. It was undemanding and unremarkable, pretty by much a by-the-numbers Bollywood romance. Genelia was very good as the spunky, take-charge kidnap "victim", and Om Puri is always good value, even when all he's given to work with is a lightly-drawn stereotype. Riteish normally appears in films that are not my preferred styles, so this is only the second film of his that I liked, after the excellent F.AL.T.U. If the film is unremarkable, much of that can, I think, be putdown to his muted presence. I thought he played the hapless stooge fairly well, but it didn't give him much scope to make an impact against the frenetic energy of Genelia's character. I would like to see him in something else, but that seems unlikely given the sort of films he is in most often.
This is truly a Bollywood film, and one that deserves that uniquely filmi label, timepass. It should leave you with at least a small smile, which can't be a bad thing.