Poonam, a traditionally brought-up young woman, is to marry Prem, a groom chosen by her uncle. Poonam and Prem's faith and love are to be tested however, when an accident occurs and Poonam might be scarred for life.
When RV (Saif Ali Khan) is spotted by Harry (Jaaved Jaafery) the Manager of a failing Racing car team Speeding Saddles, everything changes for RV and the team - They shoot to the top. - the dream is complete when he meets Radhika (Rani Mukerji) and the 2 tie the knot - the world is at their feet. But when he meets with an accident, his world is turned upside down, he not only loses the edge on the track but everything he had once gained, the accolades, the fans, the money, the house the friends and the glory. It is now that his young family must help him fight his demons and get him back in the driving seat. The family struggles to survive a life that they are not used to - from a big house in a plush locality to the a run down apartment in the Bronx is not what RV wanted for his family - RV is on the road back but can he reclaim the glory for his family?Written by
DoP Cameo: [Binod Pradhan] one of the 3 wise men (the one sitting in the wheelchair) outside the house in Jackson Heights. See more »
The movie starts at (Present Day - 1 Year), at the race where RV crashes his car. At that point, we flash back 8 years prior, where he started his career and meets Shona. In the NYC of 9 years ago, the city looks identical to the present day, including advertisements for currently playing Broadway shows. See more »
And even so it may not be worth it. A "Rags to Riches, back, and back again" story that leaves much to be desired. And surprisingly the weak link is Saif Ali Khan - he sleep walks and grimaces through the role of RV, the cabbie turned NASCAR superstar who cannot hold on to his money. His kids are called Princess and Champ and there is even a cute dog. Rani is his wife who keeps the family on a steady path and always believes in her man. She was very cute early on as she fell in love with the cabbie, and she was very good later on as the burdened woman - the only reason to see the film. The songs were mediocre, the racing scenes were well done except for Saif flashing his teeth as though he was in some comedy routine. There were supposedly heartbreaking moments, but you felt not much as it was all so formulaic and often verged on caricature. There was not much of a story, and it is no wonder the film did poorly. New York landscapes and the Manhattan skyline, a new sport to focus on - these do not work without a decent plot.
So watch it if you are a die hard Rani fan - otherwise avoid.
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