A poor singer, Rohit, and the daughter of a very rich man, Sonia, fall in love. While on a cruise ship, they get separated from the rest of their party and end up on a deserted island. They live happily here for a few days until they are rescued. Sonia's friends help Rohit to make a name for himself so that they can get married. But before he reaches this goal, he meets an untimely death. Sonia's father sends her to live with her cousins in New Zealand to get over her heartbreak. In New Zealand she meets Raj Chopra who looks exactly like Rohit. Written by
Fine, it has a Hrithik Roshan, and he gives a fantastic first performance, but come on, this film contains too many clichés to be called totally great. Ancient story, usual romance, cheesy dialogues are the correct descriptions for this mediocre film. I had so many expectations from this film because I generally like Rakesh Roshan's films and because it had such a positive reception. Well, but this was actually Rakesh's first film in a list of films made to promote his baby Hrithik. I started watching the film. I waited and waited hoping it would get better, but nothing happened. This film was just another commercial film and it fell flat. A guy meets a girl, they fall in love, he is killed by some criminals, time goes by and she meets another guy who looks exactly like her dead boyfriend. An ordinary romance turns into a thriller, and this thriller does not stand either.
Of course, not everything is that bad. The music is nice, and Hrithik Roshan gives a very impressive debut performance. He is good looking, his expressions are correct, and he is convincing in the two roles, though he is far better as Rohit, the simple guy, because he was a bit unnatural in his first few scenes as Raj, the cool guy. Anyway, it is just a debut role - I think he deserved all the acclaim, although he certainly deserved to win all the awards he won for his performance in that year's gem Fiza (where he was much better) rather than this average flick. I think it goes without saying that without him this film would have been totally unwatchable. Amisha Patel is pretty average in her debut performance and it's quite obvious that her voice was dubbed in this film. All in all, Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai is a nice one-time watch thanks to Hrithik, but otherwise I rank it along with Raja Hindustani and to a lesser extent Hum Aapke Hain Koun as one of the most ridiculous films to have become huge blockbusters and won so many awards.
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