Producer: Vashu Bhagnani
Director: Satish Kaushik
Starring: Introducing: Tusshar Kapoor; Starring: Kareena Kapoor, Amrish Puri, Dalip Tahil, Himani Shivpuri, Alok Nath, and Vrijesh Hirjee.
Music: Anu Malik
Lyrics: Sameer

Released on: May 25, 2001
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Reviewed by: Aniket Joshi
Reviewer's Rating: 7.5 out of 10

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Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai is the launch vehicle for Jeetendra’s son Tusshar. The film has created a lot of curiosity as to whether Tusshar will be able to live up to the expectations the audience would have from a star son after the successful debutes of Hrithik Roshan and Abhishek Bachchan last year.

Getting back to the film, it has shades of the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa. Karan. (Tusshar Kapoor) is a young man who’s in college. However, he pays more attention to hanging out with his friends rather than his studies. This habit of his always gets him in trouble with his strict father (Dalip Tahil). But he’s lucky to have his Tauji (Amrish Puri) save him all the time. Karan also has a sister named Priya (Rinkie Khanna) with whom he shares his problems with. Karan comes across Pooja (Kareena Kapoor), an NRI girl from America. She’s come to India to “research” Indian culture. Slowly a friendship develops between Pooja and Karan, but for Karan this friendship has blossomed into love. Karan however, is unable to express his love to Pooja. Soon Pooja gets admission to Harvard University, where she’s always wanted to study. Now she decides to go back to America to attend Harvard. Will Karan be able to express his love before Pooja goes back?

The plot is simple. And thankfully this time, Satish Kaushik doesn’t load the film with over-melodramatic situations like he did in his previous two films. He handles the story pretty well. However, the first half of the film drags and should’ve been trimmed a little bit. The song “Jab se dekha hai” wasn’t necessary and could’ve been cut. Also the fight sequence near the climax wasn’t necessary. The second half is much better than the first and Kaushik is able to get sympathy for Karan from the audience (at least it worked for me!). The songs are well shot, especially the title song. The cinematography is excellent in that song. The comedy scenes involving Karan’s friends are pretty entertaining as well. The relationship between Tauji and Karan is also nicely portrayed.

For a newcomer, Tusshar has done a commendable job. He seems like a natural in front of the camera and like his father; he can also dance pretty good. He’s good in the scenes that require emoting and comedy. However, he fails in giving the right facial expressions sometimes. He also needs to improve in the action department. He seems a little stiff in some action sequences. Another factor that goes against him is his voice. He sounds too much like a teenager rather than a [ahehm ahehem] “man”. Kareena Kapoor impresses in her second film. This role is not a challenge for her after the role she enacted in Refugee. She only had to prove that she could look glamorous and dance, and she passes with flying colors. Amrish Puri steals the show as Tauji. He’s excellent in the comedy scenes.

Overall, MKKH is watchable film. It serves it’s purpose of being an entertainer, like most of Vashu Bhagnani’s films have been so far.