Ok, so the makers of ‘Milenge Milenge’ have led everyone to believe that their film is a success. While some may argue that how a film that nets just a little over 10 crores in its first week could be termed as a success in today’s time, especially since it stars top players like Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor, producer Boney Kapoor has a strong reasoning. After all, the film was made on a medium budget half a decade back and even if one counted the interest, the ROI (return on investment) has been gladdening.
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It was a foregone conclusion that Milenge Milenge won’t have much going for it as far as critics were concerned. When even new age love stories find quite some criticism coming their way, it was impossible for Milenge Milenge to go unscathed, more so because it was a film completed half a decade back and secondly, had its reference points in Serendipity. With the lead pair (Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor) also choosing to go mum about the film, it was all left to destiny, something which augured well with the theme of the film.
Milenge Milenge: Boring
Rating: 1.5 out of 5*
Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Aarti Chabbria, Satish Shah and Delnaz Paul
Director: Satish Kaushik
Milenge Milenge is a poor rehash of John Cussack – Kate Beckinsale starrer romantic comedy Serendipity (2001) that was about destiny bringing two lovers back together. But perhaps makers Boney Kapoor and Satish Kaushik were not as lucky to quickly encash on its success as their copy took a good seven years to come on screen. In the meanwhile a small film starring TV actor Sarwar Ahuja and veteran actress Tabassum’s granddaughter Khushi titled Hum Phirr Milein Na Milein released and flopped last year carrying the same plotline.
Milenge Milenge, the much delayed movie of Boney Kapoor, has brought a smile to his face as the satellite rights of the film have fetched Rs 8.6 crore.
It is definitely good news for the producer, who had been facing a lot of problems regarding the film. Boney signed the lead actors Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor for the film in 2004, when Shahid was only four films old.
Today, if a new film starring Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor would have been announced, it would have made a huge noise for sure. However, that is missing in case of ‘Milenge Milenge’ because the stars themselves are not quite leading from the front for the film’s promotion. Shahid Kapoor is in UK shooting for ‘Mausam’ while Kareena Kapoor is off to Morocco to complete a quick schedule for ‘Agent Vinod’. Incidentally, both these films are their home productions.
As per the promos running across channels, the makers of this film are hell bent on bringing Shahid and Kareena back together with its ‘Forgive and Forget’ theme.
Whether they will ‘meet’ in ‘real’ life is their personal call but will the film ‘meet’ people’s expectations?
“I keep my professional life separate from my personal life”, we have heard this statement from the Bollywood stars quite often. So, how much do they mean it? It has become a cliché just like “we are just friends”.
So, as soon as they make the faux pas, we know how much to believe. Link ups and break ups are everyday news in the tinsel town; some survive, while the rest wither away. Bollywood can boast of some of the best movies, which included some iconic couples onscreen, who were the same couple off screen too. But as said, ‘love is blind’, hence our star couples remain blind to the gossips about them.
After along gap, ex-lovers Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor will come together on July 9 to promote their much delayed film Milenge Milenge. The movie has been produced by Boney Kapoor, who is desperately trying to bring both the actors together since long.
Boney has decided to go ahead with the movie without the diva Kareena Kapoor, who has been stalling the movie for long.
The release of Milenge Milenge now depends on Kareena Kapoor. Producer Boney Kapoor met her for the publicity of the film before she left for Goa to shoot for Ra.One.
Shahid Kapoor has done his bit. Now it’s up to Kareena Kapoor to see when their pending film Milenge Milenge is released.