CAST & CREW
Cocktail, usual triangle love story between three people (two girls and a boy) with a varied temperament that is shaped in an unusual way.
PLOT: Meera ( Tina Desai), who played the role of a calm and conventional type girl who leaves her parents and arrives to London. Initially, in the airport, she is being pushed to be the victim of Gautham’s attempt to impress her, a role played by Saif Ali Khan, who is a cool guy roaming around socially. But she rejects him saying that she is married. And scenes pile up present the sadness griven Meera, who is rejected by her husband. The grief-stricken Meera falls in the sight of Veronica, a role played by Deepika Padukone, who loves the social lifestyle and travel for fun. Gautham and Veronica, who are in a relationship with each other, welcome Meera into their space of living. However, Meera gradually falls for Gautham, but she hides it in order to prevent Veronica from getting hurt. But as time passes it is revealed that even Gautham Falls for Meera and being with Veronica no longer interest him. At one instance, Veronica comes to know the truth. How did she react? Was it a fairy tale ending or tragedy? Who lost whom? Watch the movie to witness the rest.
STAR PERFORMANCES: Deepika and her versatile skills made her the star of the movie. Her chemistry with Saif was commendable. Saif’s effortless acting in his comfort zone in impressing girls did work out well. Tina in her debut attempt was fabulous in framing the character and gave a soulful acting. That was a good start. The presentation and modelling of the mixed emotions by them did have an impact among viewers.Introvert, Fun loving and party freak was excellently delivered by Meera, Gautham and Veronica respectively.
WHAT’S THERE? The natural and realistic affection exchanged by Deepika and Tina even though Tina shares her screen with two big shots for the first time. The story was unlike the usual triangle love story in its dynamics. Art direction was something that demanded appreciation. Anil Mehta did his job of cinematography that was perfect.
WHAT’S NOT THERE? The second half did not match the Lightness that first has made us experience. Too much of emotions and hardness was given in the second half. Few scenes were predictable that made the audience lose the connect at some places. Saif couldn’t do the utmost justice to this role, may be his age was a barrier in playing the role of beating around the ladies with an intention to flirt. A flippant way of producing the movie led to a sight where the most dramatic scene could not meet up to the emotional expectation of the audience.
Verdict: A colourful movie with few negative features that had fun loving casts to present a triangle love story in an urban framework that would catch up the minds of the current generation with an insertion of funny moments.
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