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A romantic comedy about an Indian stuntman who takes Hollywood by storm but cannot find true love.

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Lucky Doshi
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Kamini Sandhu / Kamini L. Doshi
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After Hollywood stuntman, Lucky Doshi, gets married to Kamini Sandhu, his Punjab-born friend and fellow Universal Studio's colleague, Viraj Shergill, chastises him, while Kamini's man-hating surgeon friend, Simrita Rai, coaches her to not be intimate with him. Simrita and Viraj clash verbally several times but things change after he ruptures his intestine while filming a movie and is hospitalized. His life will undergo many changes after he finds out - much to his amazement - that Simrita loves him, without realizes that her feelings for him are temporarily motivated. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Action | Comedy | Romance

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3 July 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Incredible Love  »

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Budget:

$12,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$768,542 (USA) (3 July 2009)

Gross:

£681,134 (UK) (24 July 2009)
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This movie is a remake of 2002 Kamal Haasan starer Pammal K. Sambandam (2002). This was not mentioned by the film makers anytime and Kamal Hassan was not credited for the original story. See more »

Goofs

When Akshay is presenting Kareena with a ring underwater, you can clearly see that the hand on which the ring is put on has short nails. In the very next shot Kareena Kapoor is shown with long nails and pink nail polish. All other scenes before and after she isn't wearing any paint on her nails. See more »

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Viraj Shergill: during surgery, I want to go back to Punjab, Take me to Punjab, I want my mother, i want my lawyer, he works in a laundry
Viraj Shergill: about to be operated on, Are you making a hole to dubai
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References Step Brothers (2008) See more »

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Lakh Lakh
Lyrics by Anvita Dutt Guptan
Music by Anu Malik
Performed by Neeraj Shridhar
Courtesy of Eros Music
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The more you watch it the worse it gets
28 April 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

When I first watched Kambakkht Ishq I thought it was a mildly entertaining piece of flotsam to fill in the time until something better came along. But the more times I have watched it, the worse it gets - big time.

Sure it has it moments - I mean Amrita Arora in a bikini is well worth watching and Kareena Kapoor looks pretty fine. But a two hour film needs more than ten minutes of high quality eye candy to live on. Unfortunately, you will not find it here.

Its hard to know exactly where to begin but really the screenplay here is diabolical - clichéd to within an inch of its life, you know just where this is headed after the first five minutes. Then it has the temerity to stretch the obvious out for two more hours. The dialogue is atrocious to say the least, and even by Bollywood standards the plot holes here are roughly the size of the Indian Ocean. Whoever thought the Keswani character was a good idea should be taken outside and beaten to death. That one character alone is all the proof you need to explain why this is a festering turd of a film (to paraphrase Billy Mack from a rather good film).

Its hard to know exactly where Akshay Kumar's career started to really hit the sewerage farm. I mean Namastey London wasn't too bad and Heyy Babyy was tolerable, but something went seriously wrong after there and it has been getting progressively worse ever since. This? Woeful overacting, with all the emotional sense of a piece of granite, that grates more every time you see it. Kareena Kapoor was okay but boy did she have some crap to play with. From there it gets worse. Amrita Arora cannot act to save her life (but kudos for looking very good in a bikini), Aftab Shivdasani was awful (what happened to him after Koi Aap Sa?), and the rest of the Bollywood brigade don't exactly shine in any way. However, special mention should be made of Rajesh Khera for the finest display of atrocious overacting since the last Under 12's school play you saw. As for the Hollywood crowd, oh lord they must have been desperate, not that I really expect much from the likes of Sylvester Stallone or Denise Richards, neither of whom could ever be accused of being great actors.

Even the music here, which can often redeem at least partially any Bollywood film, is sadly way off the mark.

Not even the visual delights of Amrita Arora and Kareena Kapoor could entice me to watch this piece of rubbish in its entirety ever again. Its hard to imagine a film as bad as this across the board (although some comments passed about Akshay Kumar's more recent films would indicate that he is trying to make this look like a pinnacle of his career).

Believe me, you do not need to watch this film - find the stills of Amrita in bikini that are floating around the internet: you would then be seeing the highlights of the film just about.

3/10 only because its got Amrita in a bikini and Kareena looks good.


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