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For a fee of Rs.200/- Ankush Ramdev acted as one among four witnesses to couples who come to register their marriages at the Registrar of Marriages in Dariyaganj, Delhi. One day he comes ... See full summary »
A boy is forced meet a girl for an arranged marriage but even though he refuses the match, they secretly become friends. As things get complicated and both get engaged to different people they realize they've fallen in love with each other.
Bengal-speaking Siddharth Bose lives a middle-classed lifestyle in Delhi along with his mother, and sister, Shalini. Their dad had abandoned them years ago. Shalini gets married to Kapil ... See full summary »
Silsila is the "manager" of one traffic signal, that is he collects the "hafta" (protection tax) from each signal squatter plying his trade. There's Tsunami, a little scavenger boy, there's... See full summary »
After breaking up with his childhood sweetheart, a young man finds solace in drugs. Meanwhile, a teenage girl is caught in the world of prostitution. Will they be destroyed, or will they find redemption?
Honeymoon Travels is an off-beat drama weaving together the stories of 6 couples on their honeymoons on the same tourist bus. There are old-timers Nahid & Oscar on their second marriages, reflective and forgiving of live. Then there's the Gujrati couple Hitesh and Shilpa who can't get anywhere near each other without scrabbling, the super-compatible Parsi couple Aspi and Zara, and the oddball NRI husband Bunty with his desi, fun-loving wife Madhu. An uptight and insecure Bengali man, Partho, is very much in love with his beautiful, free-spirited wife Milly. And rounding off the sextet are the Kapoors, the Punjabi couple comprising of talkative Pinky and contemplative Vicky. The film starts off with the start of the bus journey, and a couple of red herrings, like Shilpa crying her eyes out at going on the honeymoon. Then there's an opinionated bus driver, and a mysterious motor-bike rider following the bus. And while everything looks lovey-dovey in the beginning, with familiarity and ...Written by
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Not many people know that Vikram Chatwal who plays the role of Bunty opposite actress Sandhya Mridul and calls himself "her better half" in the film's trailer is in real-life, an affluent and down-to-earth wealthy Manhattan socialite, having led life in the fast lane. He is a hotelier with Indian roots (and reportedly very close to the Clinton family), and is even rumored to have been "good friends" with supermodels like Gisele Bundchen and Kate Moss. See more »
Six honeymoon couples on a bus trip to Goa - that lays the table wide open. Director Reema Kagti could have served whatever she wanted. A comedy about fumbling into martial bliss, a drama about discovering the challenges of being married, a social comment about how society and upbringing makes people view the institution of marriage differently. What she opts for is a multi-course meal with flavors of each. The result, an okay film that I'd suggest be better watched on a DVD at home instead of paying for a movie ticket.
There is all the variety you want. There is the married-against-wishes couple (Ranvir-Diya), married-and-at-peace couple (Abhay-Minnisha), married-and-u-have-changed-now couple (Kay Kay-Raima), married-and-i'm-confused couple (Newbie-Amisha), married-to-the-wrong-sex couple (Chatwal-Sandhya) and married-and-married couple (Boman-Shabana).
When you are telling a story about ordinary people and ordinary lives, you have a difficult task at hand. It is because you are telling the story of the very people sitting on the chairs of the movie hall and looking at the screen. You cannot lie to them or tell a story otherwise because it is their story. They know the beginning and they know the end. You have to be exact or you'll fail. If Kagti's story reminds anyone of their honeymoon and brings back forgotten memories, I guess whatever I say about this movie won't matter to them. That is the charm of telling simple stories. However, personally, I doubt this movie will remind anybody of anything.
The outstanding salsa by Abhay and Minnisha is the only take-home from the movie. 'Vaari-vaari' number is sure to be heard on the dance floors for a coming few months. Kay Kay has displayed his versatility and I'm sure we are going to see more of him in comedies. Amisha needs to learn that she need not keep smiling all the time, even while saying her lines. Boman, Shabana - these are minor challenges for them and they easy overcome. Raima Sen - I think she gets more screen time than any of the other female protagonists and she does full justice. Other actors get to do their bit and are okay.
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