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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful:

3 hours of my life i'll never see again.

3/10
Author: gossipgirl_always from United Kingdom
19 April 2006

As i have obsessively watched K3G over 20 times i anticipated Hrithik and Kareena's reunion, so i could see them put their on screen magic to use once again, tut tut tut. I honestly believe the actors signed to this film blindfolded, with guns to their heads. WHY... the cartoon Parrot, the scary overacting we see from Hrithik and kareena. Although Abhishek's character was a Complete robotic LOSER, who kept staring at her in his stalker-like-ways, he was a better match for Kareena, but to be honest i couldn't care less how was BURDENED with her at the end. It wasn't boring because you were constantly thrown into confusion, it was hard work watching this film, cringe worthy. The 3 points are for the music, which was good.

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15 out of 21 people found the following review useful:

WHAT A HORROR!

1/10
Author: BOLLYWOODBway2006 from Ft. Lauderdale
11 September 2003

My gosh! Do they still make this crap? I can't believe these are the same makers of "Hum Aapke Hain Koun". And to think this was 2003's most awaited film? Glad "Koi Mil Gaya" is taking that position?

Basically, Sanjana (Kareena) is to get married to Prem (Abhishek), but instead, his employee and close friend Prem Kishen (Hrithik), comes instead. Sanjana's father (Pankaj) and mother (Himani) approve of him, but one night they find out he's a fraud, Sanjana's mother no longer approves of him. He goes back to USA, and it's fights between Sanjana and her mother. Then the real Prem comes, and the two hit it off real well. Except, Sanjana doesn't know he's there to marry her. What is she to do? WHAT THE HELL ELSE WILL SHE DO? Come on, "I will love him to the end of time!"...Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon??? Of course it's Hrithik!

This film is garbage. This is where Bollywood faulters: the audience chooses quantity over quality, and would rather watch an entertaining film, than a great film! In May, a horrible film "Ishq Vishk" started a wave of successes. These films include: "Andaaz", "Bhoot", "Chalte Chalte", "Qayamat", "Hungama", and of course, "Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon" - ALL HORRIBLE FILMS!

Hrithik Roshan needs the award for "MOST OVERACTING IN A FILM". His character is so irritating, that you'd pay Sanjana to kill him! Hrithik's loud, childish, immature, stupid, sickening, insulting performance will surely go down as another embarrassment to the Hindi film industry, just like many of Salman Khan's roles.(Hello Brother, Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Kahin Pyar Na Ho Jaaye)

Kareena is okay. I don't want to say much. Abhishek is the best performer of the film, alongside Sanjana's parents.

"Bani Bani" is the only song with good picturisation. The rest are all stupid. To make matters worse, the film has an animated talking parrot that names famous Hindi films, and pops up out of nowhere. There is also a dog that gets a cartoon face when he gets mad. Sounds stupid yet?

Don't see Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon. Please!

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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful:

too loud,, too annoying

1/10
Author: hellisotherpeople
8 July 2003

sooraj barjatya tries self consciously to get oh so hip in his new flick. the effort falls flat on his face. in creating hritik roshans prem, he has creasted the most annoying, loud , irritating and obnoxious character on screen this year.. hritik if u r reading this , please stop accepting trash like this? whatever hapenned to movies like fiza and mission kashmir?kareena was ok but getting one dimensional in roles like this,also, sooraj please get a clue!! how about not plagiarising old hindi films ( like chitchor),, only saving grace was the music . altho even here,the director went overboard with 5 songs too many. in conclusion, please watch this movie at your own risk!

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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful:

Don't waste your money!

3/10
Author: Neo-233
30 September 2003

Well to start everyone in this had overacted. It is very much of a crap movie and the actors are just so lame. Hritik being the hero, "loser" hero more likely and Kareena Kapoor as usual about her performance thinking that no one can act "better" then she can(still very bitchie in this this one). anyway all i want to say is that Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon is crap, crap and mega crap i can't even believe that why do directors waste so much money in making these worthless crap romantic movie's which don't even have much of a romance.

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful:

Main ~Pain~ Ki Diwaani Hoon (BDSM)

Author: Avinash Patalay from Middle Earth
2 November 2004

Sooraj the young whiz-kid came with a big bang with Maine Pyaar Kiya followed by biggest blockbuster Hum Aapke Hain Koun. Subsequently keeping the tradition of Rajshree Film came up with multi-starrer Hum Saath-Saath Hain. When the latter didn't fare well at the box-office, Sooraj decided to catch up with times and make a contemporary movie of today, doing away with strong values the Rajshris used to uphold upon. In the process a major overhaul was done - for instance Anu Mallik steps into the shoes of Raam-Laxman and foreign locales chosen to film major portions of the movie in the garb of some Indian village.

The story itself is a re-hash of Rajshri's Chit-Chor with the latest ingredients and new masala's added.

How-ever the movie sticks to Sooraj's movie length of over 3 hours and makes you wince in pain. The story is so very predictable from the word go.

Valentine sequence was a big drag. Comedy sequences didn't evoke enough mirth. The animated bird was almost anything but stupid.

Kareena was doing extension of Poo's character. Hritik tried to give his best to live to the character of energetic blabbering guy. Abhishek gave a restrained performance which was good in comparison to others. A few songs were okay.

Sooraj needs to re-think as to where he has faltered big time. Avoid at all costs even if you are a big fan of Rajshri movies, Hritik, Kareena or Abhishek.

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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful:

The worst movie ever

1/10
Author: apurvk from India
14 February 2005

This is the worst movie ever made I'm bollywood. Pathetic performances by all actors except Abhishek Bachan.

Hritik Roshan has acted the same as he has in Koi Mil Gaya. Hey but the role is different. May be he was in character then! The pathetic shows of animations for the dog(Johnny) and the parrot add to the disgusting performances in the movie.

Kareena Kapoor's acting is negligible. and to add to this hoolah, we have Javed Jaffery and Ruby Bhatia cracking ridiculous jokes for the valentines day poppycock.

This movie is definitely a miss. Don't watch it even if you are paid to do so.

Kareena's friends are the most interesting part of the movie. Please, that does not mean its good. It only means compared to other parts of the movie, that is good.

Anyways, if you are going to watch this movie, keep a good dosage of aspirin handy.

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful:

I am not crazy with love for this film...

Author: (ilpintl)
3 July 2003

Time marches on inexorably; the latest example of this truism comes in the form of Rajshri Productions' newest release, `Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon'. Under the Rajshri banner, the Barjatya clan has been dishing out family fare for well over thirty years: melodramatic tearjerkers, chaste love stories, moralistic family dramas that were sensitive and inoffensive, if overly simple. With the arrival of Sooraj Barjatya, the clan's output took on a veneer of modernity that imparted a certain slickness to their somewhat regressive `family values' agenda and also introduced a new element: cheesiness.

`Maine Pyaar Kiya', Sooraj's directorial debut, was loud, kitschy, and launched a new romantic pair with great fanfare: Salman Khan finally had a starring vehicle, and a starlet from Indian TV, Bhagyashree, was catapulted onto the big screen. Though there was much to crib about in this film, it had a bizarre, anachronistic charm, as well. Everyone, other than the villains, was sweet enough to bring on a major case of diabetes, especially the heroine. The characters were mono-dimensional, the hoary plot simple in the extreme, but what saved the film was that its lead pair truly was young and looked genuinely lovelorn. What appealed to me was that the film kept scrupulously to all the age-old conventions of Hindi cinema; though it was made in the late eighties, it could easily have been passed off as a product of the 'forties or 'fifties. The public adored it and the Barjatyas made a ton of money. Salman parlayed the success of this film into a booming career, but Bhagyashree foolishly stipulated that she would only appear in films with her supremely untalented husband and soon vanished never to be heard from again.

Sooraj Barjatya then went on to make variations on this theme in the form of `Hum Aap Ke Hai Kaun', which I found insufferable (and interminable!) despite the presence of a gorgeous Madhuri Dixit, and `Hum Saath Saath Hain', which was just as dreadful, but had a pleasing pair in Saif Ali Khan and Karishma Kapoor. The millions in India, however, loved these films, and the Barjatyas once again laughed all the way to the bank.

Now, with `Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon', Sooraj Barjatya displays a brand new awareness of the changing times. Somebody has recently clued him in about the birds and the bees; thus, though there is love galore (beginning with the title of the film), there is also a fiery exhibition of raging hormones and the unmistakable frisson of sex! Mind you, the heroine still remains chaste, but now she actually lets the hero kiss her and the screen steams up with this novel willingness to indulge in the pleasures of the flesh. Kareena Kapoor plays Sanjana, a maiden who is winsome, sexy in a wholesome mango-lassi-and-kulfi kind of way, and of course, the apple of everyone's eye. She has a noble but browbeaten father, and a beady-eyed mother who, the minute Sanjana completes college, starts scouring the world for a suitable moneybags husband for her darling daughter. The three of them reside in a town called Sundernagar.

Sundernagar merits a paragraph of its own, so unusual and geographically baffling is it! Within its city limits are gently undulating Alpine slopes so that the family can go on healthy bicycle jaunts, snow-covered peaks and daring ski runs for the hero to demonstrate his snowboarding prowess, pristine white sand beaches and clear blue oceans filled with myriad tropical fish, existing, once again, merely for the hero to exhibit that he has well-developed amphibian skills, as well. Sundernagar boasts of an entire spectrum of ethnicities living harmoniously together, for kindly white helicopter pilots take the lead pair bungee-jumping, the florist shops are similarly staffed by Caucasians, the local college with plump brown nuns, while the family's retainers are decidedly from some unnamed village in Bihar. The gospel of the Spice Girls has somehow made it to this geographical and anthropological marvel, for the college has a girl-power themed musical show, complete with mini-skirted, pom-pom wielding cheerleaders, a phenomenon that was unknown in Indian cinema until the advent of Karan Johar's `Kuch Kuch Hota Hai'. Sanjana, our leading lady, even has four best friends who are the Hindi-movie equivalent of the now-defunct Spice Girls.

When Sanjana's parents get an e-mail from their older married daughter, who lives somewhere in the USA, announcing the imminent arrival of an almost impossibly eligible bachelor in Sundernagar, they make tracks for the local airport, find a young man named Prem (Hrithik Roshan) there and promptly bring him home. They do everything, short of hurling Sanjana at him, to let him know that he'd be more than welcome to take their daughter out. Of course, it being springtime, the young couple's hormones run amok and they fall in love and a kind of prim-and-proper lust. The cherry blossoms are in full bloom (once again, I scratched my head and tried in vain to figure out the coordinates of Sundernagar), so it's the perfect season to sing duets, which they do under the gentle voyeuristic gaze of the ubiquitous desi (local) Spice Girls. Prem (Hrithik) finds every pretext to shed his shirt, while Sanjana swoons ecstatically at the sight of all those manly muscles.

Alas, the family has goofed up in a major way. Another e-mail arrives which informs them that they've brought the wrong Prem home, so much to the distress of our leading lady, her beady-eyed mother loses no time in turfing the ineligible Prem. Mummy also pragmatically suggests that her daughter speedily transfer her affections to the correct young man. The real moneybags Prem (Abhishek Bachchan) shows up with a glamorously attired mother in tow, and, in short order, falls in love with Sanjana. Of course, he is the antithesis of the gregarious, well-muscled Prem, so what's a young leading lady to do? Sanjana sheds many pretty tears and sings sad songs, none of which have any effect on her determinedly upwardly-mobile mother. How does it all end? Does this terribly sad mess get sorted out at all?

I must stop my narrative here, or there won't be any reason for you to see the film and further fill Sooraj Barjatya's coffers. This movie, like all its recent Rajshri predecessors, is strident, trashy, with a few absolutely hideous elements like a CGI talking parrot and cocker spaniel, but strangely fascinating nevertheless. The three leads are nice to look at and take all this nonsense very seriously, so we too end up buying into it. Kareena is a polished performer, a well-schooled practitioner of the guiles and wiles of a Hindi-film leading lady. Her suitors in this film acquit themselves well too, with Hrithik chewing the scenery (and nibbling on Sanjana in equal measure) as the flamboyant extrovert Prem, and Abhishek managing to hold on to his dignity as the pensive introvert Prem. None of the supporting performers merit special mention, but I did like Reema Lagoo's glamorous new look. See this movie at your own risk, and millions, no doubt, will to give the Barjatyas yet another blockbuster.

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful:

This movie was shot in New Zealand!But it's still bad!

2/10
Author: Manuja from Middle Earth
15 June 2006

I just wanted to set the record straight once and for all!This movie was shot almost entirely on location in the South Island of New Zealand.I saw someone commenting on this page that "Sundarnagar" (which is where this film is supposedly based)looked a lot like Switzerland! Plus many people have wondered aloud about the "coordinates" of "Sundernagar? Well it's actually New Zealand! :)

The bulk of the movie was shot in Christchurch.(I know this because a few of my friends who were living there at the time, saw some of it being shot).Even if they had not seen it, one look at it, and anyone from this part of the world would recognize it as Christchurch.

From the scenery I know that most of the "action adventure" stuff,which was "jet-boating, bungee jumping, sky diving, and white water rafting", where ALL shot in Queenstown, which is considered the "Adventure Capital" of the Southern Hemisphere.(I have actually been on "Shotover Jets" which were the jet-boats that they hired for this film.)

That's some "Location" trivia for anyone who cares to know!

Moving on to the film, the most disappointing performance from Hrithik Roshan to date. I don't think he has done anything this bad before or since. WHAT was he ON when he did this film? The overacting is taken to such absurd lengths. Kareena as Sanjaana is over-acting as well.The role was played rather "one dimensionally". But she is not entirely bad. The best acting in this movie is by Abhishek Bachchan who plays the "introvereted Prem" to Hrithik's "Extrovert".The supporting cast was adequate, but nothing too special. I liked Pankaj Kapur's rendition of the "long suffering Dad".

The music was actually quite good. Few songs too many. Many of the video's have Hrithik Roshan SANS shirt, prancing around,(I swear sometime he just looked plain "Gay")! and Kareena Kapoor wearing her signature "strappy top and tight pants"!The best song was "Bani Bani" accompanied by a nice dance from Kareena.I also liked the songs "Aur Mohabat Hain", and "Kasam Ki Kasam".

From a director like Suraj Barjatiya, this is a HUGE disappointment. The story could have worked with a better script, and a more tight reign on the performances. But that didn't happen! Too bad!

The best thing about this movie was the "scenery", but then I would say that. After all, I AM a New-Zealander! :)

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful:

I want my money back!

Author: manu (manu_srinivasan@hotmail.com)
27 July 2003



Please save mankind from these feel good movies. Isnt there a law against torture in the name of movie making? I understand that a commercial hindi movie must be taken with a pinch of salt but then isnt asking the viewer to actually swallow a barrel full asking for too much?

The movie starts with Prem (Hrithik Roshan) coming to "SunderNagar" where Kareena Kapoor stays with her parents. This Sundernagar is supposed to be some remote place in India but has a striking resemblance to Switzerland. There are lakes, snow capped mountains and Honda Cars. The Honda Cars are innocently number plated with a UP number plate. You can go water rafting, bungee jumping (From a chopper to boot) and deep sea diving here. The "village" railway station can put any in Europe to shame. God, please make me a villager in this village called Sundernagar. There are no problems whatsoever in this Paradise.

Kareena lives in a palace (which her father refers to as a "chota" ghar) with a computer generated parrot which reels off Hindi movie names. The director challenges the intellect of the viewer with asking us to believe this. There is a misunderstanding with everyone assuming that Hrithik is the owner of the estate. Kareena falls for him (Whoa isnt that a twist in the tale!) and a couple of meaning less songs later, Abhishek Bachchan appears as the real owner. The movie then drags on with sacrifices and a predictable end. Hrithik attempts to be this enthusiastic person with a zeal for life. He ends up overacting. Kareena is her usual loud self. Abhishek, thanks to the role comes out slightly better than the others.

I appeal to the government to bring out a law against making such utter crap.

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful:

Not iska Dewana

2/10
Author: jungleking from London
13 July 2003

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

***MILD SPOILERS*** I am always remember that a Rajshiri Production was something to always look forward ever since I was introduced to the Indian cinema by Maine Pyar Kiya. This banners movie though not as polished as the Chopra's or Ghais's movies, they were very family orientated, well developed, had a good blend of comedy to serious moments and delivered good performances from actors.

However it seems that this time around Rajshiri, specifically Sooraj Barjatya has decided to break their tried-and-tested formula and go for a more modern movie. In doing so he has given us a movie that is unrealistic, far too long, not properly developed and annoying to watch.

Something that we had come to expect from this banner was the availability of pure family entertainment movies, but it seems that the director really wanted to go ultra modern in this flick and push the boundaries even further then other movies. First up there is the unnecessary under dressing of Kareena and friends (hey I do not mind seeing it, but what conservative Indian parent is going to let the daughter wear tank tops, strapless & backless tops and mini skirts?); then there is openness to talk about sex; it also seems family culture is thrown out the window (like any parents will let their daughter stay out till 2/3 am with a stranger); and finally there is the onscreen kissing (not that interesting when you watching it with elders!!)

Carrying on with the annoying bits, there are so many - where does one being: what is the deal with the animation? Was it really needed? The parrot was so annoying and not really needed. To make matters worse for the parrot, the subtitles (that were being provided in the UK) were so off the mark, an example, because the parrot quotes Indian movie titles he said 'Raja Hindustani' and the subtitle said 'Mr Wonderful' ? Moving on , then there is the dog Mr Johnny, again a reincarnation of the dog actions from 'The Mask'. One final annoying bit was that Sarooj decided to dump Alok Nath from this movie - he would have really suited the role of the father.

Drawing to the boundaries of idiocy, was the wonderful town that the characters lives in. It is meant to be a small village/town but it seems to boast a modern airport, infrastructure and hang outs of a city. In trying to develop modern characters it seems that director has created a town that is something found in a fiction novel. It would have to be considering that it has quick access to: mountains for skiing, ocean for deep sea diving, mountains for climbing, rivers for river rafting, long white sand beaches and ability for bungee jumping! Wow!!

Starting on the movie. It's a love story triangle with a new twist? Well not really, its same formula for two guys who have admiration for one another falling for the same girl. The Girl in question is Sanjana (Kareena Kapoor). She is meant to be modern, feisty strong headed girl who lives in a small town in India. Her parents are looking for a suitable match for their daughter, with the typical requirements of being rich, rich and rich. Sanjanas sister living in the US informs them that a well respected and rich boy who she has dealings with is coming to their town and he is interested in seeing Sanjana. Enter Hritik Roshan as Prem. Over a period of two weeks he manages to smitten the mum, dad, parrot, dog and friends. Also in this time he changes Sanjanas view from hating Prem to loving Prem. Then disaster strikes. It seems that this loving Prem was not the intended Prem. Enter Abishek as the intended Prem. Who just happens to be the boss of the loving Prem. Of course the loving Prem decides to abandon his love for his boss and runs away when he finds out that his boss also loves Sanjana. Ahhh. but don't worry all ends well as expected in Indian movies.

The cast and characterization would be described as mediocre at best. Karenna acting is what we have come to expect from her, the immortalization of Po from K3G. Her expressions are the same: her shocked look, her annoyed look and crying look. She really falls flat on her face when she has to act emotional. Then there is Hritik, who so wound me up with his acting that I would cringe every time he came on screen. His over the top acting reminded you of Salman Khans acting in Hum Aapke Hai Kaun, but at least it suited him then. It also seems that being so desperate for a hit, Hritik is desperate to draw on the female appeal by shedding his clothes for the first time in this movie. Finally there is Abishek. To be honest his character really grew on me and really thought he was good. It could be because placed next to the other two his was the only one that seemed good.

This movie would have been so much better if the right cast had been chosen. Sanjanas role had would have been better played by either Pretty Zinta or Rani Mukerjee. The love Prem would have been perfect with SRK and intended Prem with Aamir Khan. Then that would have been a movie worth watching.

I guess we can only hope that the next Rajshiri movie is worth waiting for.

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