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Producer: Dreamz Unlimited
Director : Aziz Mirza
*ing:
Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Satish Shah, Dalip Tahil, Shakti Kapoor, Johnny Lever, & Paresh Rawal
Music:
Jatin Lalit

Released on : January 21, 2000


Reviewed by: Avinash Ramchandani
avinash@indolink.com


out of 
Another high profile Shah Rukh-Juhi-Aziz Mirza-Jatin-Lalit movie coming on the heels of the success of Yes Boss. The first was Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, then came Yes Boss and now PBDHH. PBDHH is nothing compared to the previous two hits, but its still a watchable flick. Its nothing spectacular, but compared to Mela and Bulandi its a royal treat.

If you like to laugh, if you like to cry, if you are an emotional type of person-- this is the movie for you. It has something of everything: good music, good comedy, action, freedom fighting, drama, acting, and everything else that goes into a masala movie. But, this is masala movie with a bit more spice-- Shah Rukh and Juhi are TV stars. They play their parts extremely well. Both get along so well on the screen that they make each other look better on screen. Shakti Kapoor and and a few other normal villians are the politicians. Dalip Tahil and Satish Shah are the owners of TV stations. Everybody is good, but only one truly excels in his part—Paresh Rawal as the murderer. Johnny Lever’s character doesn’t have to be included in the movie, the whole part is useless.

The story is a bit unconventional. Two TV anchors are rivals, they play around and enjoy their lives, and in the end really become freedom fighters. The screenplay is a bit loose—scenes are loosely put together without real emphasis given on some scenes where emphasis should be given and random comedy scenes are sometimes inserted without meaning.

Really, the only problem with this movie is that Dreamz Unlimited tried to do too much to make a dream. They should’ve stuck to one goal, like Yes Boss or RBGG. Because of this, the story is a bit too long, so the edits make the screenplay loose, which therefore throws scenes of opposite emotional peaks a bit too close and the whole thing becomes discombobulated. But, luckily, Aziz Mirza, being the talented directed as he is, puts it all together in a package that is watchable and, I think, will be a big hit. It has everything to be a big hit. But it isn’t anything to run away with.

Yeah, go ahead and watch it. If you liked Yes Boss and RBGG, go watch it, but don’t go in with expectations. Its nothing great. If you didn’t like those two, save this for video. And if you really want to go to the theater, go see Kaho Naa... Pyar Hai.

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