Director: Manoj Tiwari
Producer: Ashok Ghai
Banner :Mukta Arts LTD- Malpix Film
Music Director : Pritam Chakraborty
Star Cast: Celina Jaitley, Gul Panag, Eesha Koppikar, Jaaved Jaafrey, Sunny Deol, Chunky Pandey, Divya Dutta, Asawari Joshi, Mukesh Tiwari, Vrajesh Hirjee and Seema Biswas.
Rating: * star
Hello Darling reveals the conditions of three glamorous and intelligent women. These women are the victim of a lecherous boss. This is a heroine oriented film as there is no hero in the film as such. However the story is all about working women. Also what all they have to face in the office has been showcased in a light manner.
Mansi and Savitri (Celina Jaitley,Gul Panag and Easha Koppikhar] share a house. They are employed at a posh designing office in Mumbai. Hardik [Jaaved Jaffrey] plays the boss. He is a play boy, although married to a Gujarati house wife, Purvi. This play boy natured boss always addresses all the females as “Hello Darling.” What all he does to promote the females need to be watched. Asawari Joshi plays the secretary to Hardik. What happens to Hardik one night when he is kidnapped by these girls? And later how he lands in the Nari Sanghatana, a pati sudhar samiti, which is run by Seema Biswas to tame down lecherous husbands forms the crux of the story. Rocky a wannabe Elvis Presley [Chunky Pandey] who plays Celina’s boy friend appears in the film of and on.
However Director Manoj Tiwari has tried to rehash the remake of not one but many films- a tamil film”Magalir Mattum, a film which never released. Randhir Kapoor ‘s film “Ladies Only where he plays the lecherous boss . Undoubtedly the director could not mix and match plots from these films exuberantly, resulting in a messy tale. Comedy in the film does make one laugh. Gul Panag,Seema Biswas and Jaaved Jaffrey have performed up to the mark. They could not help do wonders with a badly rehashed script. Celina and Koppikhar could have toned down at a little lower pitch. Chunky Pandey’s role seemed to be like a worthless bauble. Nothing much to perform. Sunny Deol’s last minute entry is no saving grace for the film.
Music by Pritam reminds one of the yester- year tunes from the number.”Aa Jaane Ja…. Music sounds hummable and soothing enough to the ears.
All and all do not waste time on this week-end watching this boorish flick.