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Inspired by the Telugu film, "Pelli Chuskundam," the plot follows the life of a rape victim (Aishwarya Rai). Now, a disgrace to her family, she is turned away from her house after the sexual assault. But she finds shelter in the character played by Anil Kapoor.Written by
HDAPH could have been a much better film had the so-called comedy scenes been toned down, reduced, or deleted all together. At times, they were so tedious that I was tempted to fast forward the DVD. I was starting to feel that the director, writers, and producers were reluctant to approach a serious topic without infusing it with massive overdoses of nonsensical nonsense. If not, then the only reason for the comedy was to pad the film to make it longer. This is about the 3rd Indian movie that I have seen recently where the comedy sequences brought the primary story line to a screeching halt and seriously eroded the impact of the film on the viewer. I would have changed my vote from a 6 to an 8 had the comedy been deleted and the rest of the story fleshed out in greater detail.
As for the rest of the story, I liked all the performances although Sonali Bendre was a little much at times. I am also constantly amazed over how Anil Kapoor's character in this film and most of his movies is easily able to beat up one or two dozen bad guys without having any idea how he became so skilled. He just does not fit the role of a Sunny Deol.
The songs and locations were good although somewhat out of place but that is OK and significantly more palatable than feeble attempts at comedy.
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